Tagged With ios 4.3
Apple's addressed the problem of kids buying in-game items with meatspace money by adding a password requirement in iOS 4.3, even if you've already entered in your password within the last 15 minutes to buy the game itself. The problem? iOS 4.3 is only available for the last two generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, so those with older devices don't get the fix.
One of the key features of iOS 4.3 (coming this week to your iPhone and fairly soon to the iPad 2) is the ability to use your existing phone connection as a Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices. But will you have to pay extra for the privilege? We checked in with the three main carriers in Australia, and the answer appears to be "no".
This is weird. On Apple's iOS 4.3 website, it makes no mention of the Verizon iPhone. In fact, it lists iOS 4.3 as compatible with only these devices: iPhone 4 GSM Model and iPhone 3GS. iPod touch 4th generation and 3rd generation. iPad and iPad 2. The Verizon iPhone 4's iOS 4.2.6 already has the Personal Hotspot feature but doesn't have the new AirPlay features and improved Safari browser.
The Daily, the iPad Magazine app that you can actually read for free on a computer, just extended their free access until February 28. Why? Because users need iOS 4.3 in order to do in-app recurring subscriptions.
An Engadget tipster sifting through the code for iOS 4.3 beta 3 found mention of "ATVGames" and "ATVThunder", with references to some sort of controller, leaderboards, game scheduling and a store front. It's hard to imagine that Apple would just flip the switch for iOS 4.3, but it does seem likely that iOS games are gonna show up on your TV at some point down the line.
Multitouch makes everything better, right? Well, maybe probably definitely not. Here's a fellow demonstrating Apple's new not-ready-for-the-public four-finger gestures on an iPhone. And he looks absolutely ridiculous.