As always Apple have released a beta for the upcoming 4.3 firmware update. It is available now to developers by going to the developer downloads page. http://developer.apple.com/

One of the updates is an update to the FaceTime icon.

Next one is Personal Hotspot, which allows people to create a Wi-Fi hotspot on your iPhone. You can let 5 devices connect to it. It will debut one the Verizon iPhones and all others will have to wait till 4.3 release which is probably sometime in March.

Developers can now put AirPlay in their apps allowing them to stream video to your TV via Apple TV.

The Mute button on the iPad can now be chosen to either mute or to lock the rotation.

A new font in Notes for iPad.

A start on the new App Store.

And a great new feature for the iPad, multitouch gestures:

  • Swipe up to reveal multitasking bar.
  • Pinch to the Home Screen.
  • Swipe left or right between apps.
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