Apple releases iOS 4.3.1 Software Update

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iOS 4.3.1 update

Apple has released the latest update to iOS, bringing it to version 4.3.1. This update is almost purely a bug fix release, addressing some issues you may have been experiencing with graphics, the Digital AV Adapter, some GSM networks and some enterprise web service. No word on whether it drains battery as fast as 4.3, and CDMA iPhone 4s are still left out.

Here are the release notes accompanying the update:

  • Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation)
  • Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks
  • Fixes image flicker when using Apple Digital AV Adapter with some TVs
  • Resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services

This update applies to the 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPad 2. I’m very interested to know why Apple continues to leave the Verizon iPhone 4 out of the loop when it’s come to iOS 4.3+. I find it hard to believe the antenna makes the update that much different.

So, basically, we just have a bunch of bug fixes, which are always appreciated. No new features though. Like I said above, there’s no word yet on whether iOS 4.3.1 drains battery quite as fast as 4.3, which seems to drain almost twice as fast as previous iOS versions.

As always, we recommend you download and install the update. This can be done by clicking on your iOS device in iTunes, and clicking the “Check for Updates” button.

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  • Nathan

    your only like 3 hours late…

  • robert

    Thanks a lot appletell, if it wouldn't be for your website I would had miss it entirely. I kinda needed that update badly my IOS device was having a graphic glitch constantly, thanks for the update info. That was kinda quick of apple releasing a patch for the bugs that was present on the new software 4.3, weird that the apple TV got it first that the other IOS devices until today.

  • Mark

    After Apple broke syncing between IOS and 64-bit Windows7 with iTunes 10.2, loading IOS updates is not even going to be possible.

    They need to get their act together so that all IOS devices can update directly over the Internet without the dependency on syncing with a Windows or MacOS mothership.

    Always-broken sync software was what killed consumer approval for the Windows Mobile platform. It would take Apple more than one broken update to drive customers away, but every time they do break their IOS evosystem with a sloppy updates, they create distrust.

  • liaqat

    upgraded my ipod touch 4g today. It got a bit faster i must say!

  • Mark

    It took three shutdown-restart cycles for each iPhone to get them to sync again with iTunes 10.2 so that this IOS 4.3.1 update could be installed.

    Once installed, this IOS update fixed the sync problems introduced by iTunes 10.2 and IOS 4.3.