1. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Come on guys. This release is just about giving AT&T users the Hotspot function, something the Verizon users have had for weeks. What is all the whining about?
    It's a lot more than that. Look it up. Safari has been sped way up according to Apple.
    03-06-2011 06:03 PM
  2. icebox93's Avatar
    It's not just mobile hotspot. They also claim significant improvements to Safari's javascript processing speed, which is the real benefit of the upgrade. The airplay and iTunes streaming changes are nice too.
    03-06-2011 06:19 PM
  3. greasyg2006's Avatar
    You think that Apple or Verizon would have said something about this by now, even if it is as little as "iOS 4.3 for AT&T coming March 11th, and Verizon shortly after," or something like that. It isn't what the update provides exactly (though it does offer some nice new features, even for VZW iP's that already have mobile hotspot), it's just that if VZW doesn't get 4.3, then what other major updates will VZW be exluded/dealyed from. I dealt with this update fragmention with Android and I hated it. One of the reasons I decided to go back to the iPhone.
    03-07-2011 12:07 PM
  4. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    You think that Apple or Verizon would have said something about this by now, even if it is as little as "iOS 4.3 for AT&T coming March 11th, and Verizon shortly after," or something like that. It isn't what the update provides exactly (though it does offer some nice new features, even for VZW iP's that already have mobile hotspot), it's just that if VZW doesn't get 4.3, then what other major updates will VZW be exluded/dealyed from. I dealt with this update fragmention with Android and I hated it. One of the reasons I decided to go back to the iPhone.
    I think until they switch to 1 dual mode(cdma/gsm iphone) there will be different version numbers just like when the verizon iphone launched with 4.2.6 and at&t was on 4.2.1 or whatever. I'm sure the verizon iphone will get the rest of the improvements that at&t iphone is getting shortly after 4.3 hits for at&t
    03-07-2011 12:50 PM
  5. mi_canuck#IM's Avatar
    honestly, not sure why VZW people are complaining... at least we got 4.2.6 with wifi hotspot tethering well before at&t... so we were first in that respect... now the shoes on the other foot and people are outrage?? why?? there's little in 4.3 to get worked up over... and eventually VZW iP4s will get a variation 4.3.X I'm sure...

    i just got a VZW iPhone 4, and frankly am much happier with it than with my AT&T version... more consistently fast (not faster, but overall better for me) data... AT&T was blazing, but more often it was slow due to I'm guessing overloaded towers, or switching between 850 and 1900 (the later having terrible building penetration)...

    it's all dependent on your area and what network works best there, but for me, VZW so far is noticeably MUCH better - both in voice and data - that i'll sacrifice getting 4.3 first (i'm just glad 4.2.6 had wifi hotspot) and the simultaneous voice/data, which is nice but for me not a deal breaker - even though i used that feature on my at&t iphone... i'll live
    03-08-2011 03:27 PM
  6. rjdangerous's Avatar
    I read on a few sites that 4.3 is coming to vzw and att, did something change?
    03-08-2011 09:06 PM
  7. cp9102's Avatar
    4.3 WILL come to Verizon, just NOT right now. The CDMA radio requires it's own ios version.
    03-08-2011 09:54 PM
  8. epphllps's Avatar
    Yeah, it will come sooner than later. iOS 4.3 is live now and no download for my ViP4. Looking forward to the increased Safari speed and that's about it for now so I can wait it out.
    03-09-2011 01:17 PM
  9. Iphonefour's Avatar
    iOS 4.3 is currently up and available for download on the Apple web site.

    Seems to have come out 2 days prior to the announced official date of release.

    Can't wait to try the hotspot feature and the other goodies.
    03-09-2011 03:20 PM
  10. epphllps's Avatar
    iOS 4.3 is currently up and available for download on the Apple web site.

    Seems to have come out 2 days prior to the announced official date of release.

    Can't wait to try the hotspot feature and the other goodies.
    I'm sorry but this post was in no way relevant to the topic....

    I only wonder how much they have to work on since the 4.3 update will be available for the CDMA version of the iPad 2. There is very little left to add to the ViP4 since we have the hotspot already.
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    03-09-2011 03:28 PM
  11. Iphonefour's Avatar
    I'm sorry but this post was in no way relevant to the topic....

    I only wonder how much they have to work on since the 4.3 update will be available for the CDMA version of the iPad 2. There is very little left to add to the ViP4 since we have the hotspot already.
    OK so since you have had it for about 30 days or less now, what are your thoughts on it?
    03-09-2011 03:33 PM
  12. epphllps's Avatar
    OK so since you have had it for about 30 days or less now, what are your thoughts on it?
    Still not sure how this relates to us VZW users not having 4.3?...lol

    The only features VZW users have from 4.3 is the hotspot. 2GB for $20 is NOT worth it unless you have the spare change or refuse to jailbreak.
    03-09-2011 03:38 PM
  13. lv1's Avatar
    iOS 4.3 is currently up and available for download on the Apple web site.

    Seems to have come out 2 days prior to the announced official date of release.

    Can't wait to try the hotspot feature and the other goodies.
    You are on the Verizon Iphone forum. Verizon has had the Hotspot since the 2/11 intro. Also 4.3 is not available to Verizon Suscribers yet. That is what this thread is about.
    03-09-2011 03:40 PM
  14. lv1's Avatar
    OK so since you have had it for about 30 days or less now, what are your thoughts on it?
    The hotspot is very easy to use. Make sure your data plan includes tethering though. Extra $20/monts I believe if you are with Verizon.
    03-09-2011 03:42 PM
  15. Iphonefour's Avatar
    Still not sure how this relates to us VZW users not having 4.3?...lol

    The only features VZW users have from 4.3 is the hotspot. 2GB for $20 is NOT worth it unless you have the spare change or refuse to jailbreak.
    I thought they were either cracking down, or trying to crack down on jailbreaking and tethering.

    At any rate, for those of you have used it, how much distance between devices is the maximum in order to use it?

    In other words, how close does one have to be to the iphone in order to use the hotspot feature?
    03-09-2011 04:20 PM
  16. Iphonefour's Avatar
    Well, after playing around with iOS 4.3 for a bit now, I can tell you, the hotspot is small potatoes.

    The iTunes Home sharing, Nitro JavaScript in Safari and the Airplay enhancements alone, are flat out awesome.

    Using my Apple TV, I'm playing music from my iphone through my home theatre's audio system, watching video right from the phone onto the TV, this is awesome.

    Control Apple TV, right through the iPhone4, using the phone as a remote control with the Apple Remote app downloaded free from the App Store.

    Can gain access to the entire Music Library in my Macbook Pro, as well as shared video, and photos, using the iPhone4 and can play them or see them on the iPhone. Using my iPhone4, I can access and play anything in iTunes on my Macbook Pro. Plus streaming audio from my favorite stations, and video.

    This means you don't have to store as much music on the phone itself. You can access it using the phone, and play it through your phone, if you want or through your TV or powered speakers, or home theatre.

    I hope you guys get this soon, because it definitely makes the iPhone4 an even more awesome device than it is already.

    Here's to hoping that you guys get it ASAP, as in next week.

    I cannot imagine Apple making you wait any longer than that. It would be criminal for them to make you wait much longer than that, because this update, is just that good.

    Good luck. It's definitely worth whatever wait you guys end up enduring.
    Last edited by Iphonefour; 03-09-2011 at 11:14 PM.
    03-09-2011 08:30 PM
  17. beastcmg's Avatar
    Take for what it is.
    I called apple support, I thought it was funny that when I asked the support person why CDMA wasnt getting it they said "but you should be it was released today for both phones, let me transfer you to iphone support for this problem" then I talked with apple iphone support and was told the same thing and after the tech trying to walk me through the update process I was put on hold. When she came back I was told " sir 4.2.6 is the current version for CDMA and will NOT be updated to 4.3" I asked about all the new features and updates that come with 4.3 will we see them and I was told " features in the new 4.3 may come at a later date."
    03-10-2011 07:20 AM
  18. epphllps's Avatar
    Take for what it is.
    I called apple support, I thought it was funny that when I asked the support person why CDMA wasnt getting it they said "but you should be it was released today for both phones, let me transfer you to iphone support for this problem" then I talked with apple iphone support and was told the same thing and after the tech trying to walk me through the update process I was put on hold. When she came back I was told " sir 4.2.6 is the current version for CDMA and will NOT be updated to 4.3" I asked about all the new features and updates that come with 4.3 will we see them and I was told " features in the new 4.3 may come at a later date."
    That is, in all honesty, ridiculous. We have the hotspot but none of the pterosaur features. If Apple was going to treat the CDMA version as inferior they should NOT have released it. I am very sure this is not the case. I personally only want the updated Nitro for Safari but could care less about the other features of 4.3. Still, not releasing an equal update could **** off quite a few people.
    03-10-2011 07:46 AM
  19. mi_canuck#IM's Avatar
    the vzw ip4 will eventually get the updates... maybe 4.3.6 or something like that... i wouldn't be worried or get worked up about it... prior to wednesday, we were all none the wise and loved our vzw ip4's... that hasn't changed for me...

    it took 3 yrs+ to get a vzw iphone... we can wait a few weeks for an update
    03-10-2011 09:56 AM
  20. beastcmg's Avatar
    Well here is the new iPhone 4 iOS4 User Guide notice what is on page 9
    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/...User_Guide.pdf

    About This Guide
    This guide describes the features of:
    iOS 4.2.x on an iPhone 4 CDMA model
    iOS 4.3 on an iPhone 3GS model or iPhone 4 GSM model
    date on guide is 2011-03

    just giving information interrupt any way you want
    03-10-2011 10:40 AM
  21. Iphonefour's Avatar
    If that's true, it stinks.

    The only feature of iOS 4.3 they do give the verizon owners, the hotspot, is the one which will cost you money and jack up your bill if you use it.

    They give you that part of iOS 4.3 which would benefit them if you use it. The "free" features which won't boost up your bill, they make you wait who knows how long for those.

    Typical. And then should you use it, or have a need to use that particular feature ie end up in a place where there is no wifi, anyone tethered to it and having the Internet served up to them, using that VZW iphone as a hotspot, is interrupted if the phone needs to be used to place or receive a call because the phone won't handle voice and data at the same time unless a wifi source is available.

    Well duh. If a wifi source were available, especially a free one, why use the phone as a hotspot?

    The one feature of iOS 4.3 they are giving the VZW iPhone 4 customers is the one which would probably be the least practical and which would jack their bills up the most.

    That sucks. And makes both Apple and Verizon look bad. Make them wait all this time for the darned thing, and when you do give it to them, don't give them the full featured one.

    Charge them the same money that the other folks paid but short them on the features after making them wait.

    Did you guys not pay the same money that the others did? Then you should get this updat at the same time as the others did.

    I don't like verizon, but I have absolutely nothing against their customers and I hate to see this happen to them.

    It also makes Apple look bad as well. But this isnt the first time they have launched a product and offered less than stellar support for it.
    Last edited by Iphonefour; 03-10-2011 at 12:54 PM.
    03-10-2011 12:24 PM
  22. pogeypre's Avatar
    This is a much smaller fragmentation problem than Android. So long as they put everyone on equal footing with the iPhone 4GS,5 or RayGun, then there is nothing to worry about.
    03-10-2011 12:27 PM
  23. cp9102's Avatar
    This whole thread may just be a waste.......reason is ios 5 may be just around the corner.

    READ HERE.
    03-10-2011 01:56 PM
  24. beastcmg's Avatar
    yes iOS 5 is coming oh wait if Apple holds to its schedule for a major release of iOS then we are waiting till June. So ask yourselves is 3 month to long of a wait? At this point I'm starting not to care, I'm so used to this crap from Motorola and the Droid X. At least my new iPad2 will have features I wanted on my phone like home share,faster Safari Performance, and AirPlay Enhancements.
    03-10-2011 02:18 PM
  25. cp9102's Avatar
    It's not to long to wait for me.....i waited for years to get the iphone i can certainly wait 3 months
    03-10-2011 02:31 PM
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