Apple iOS 4.3 Release Today Rumor: Due at 10am PT

We’ve been bringing you news of Apple’s next operating system, iOS 4.3, which we originally heard would be released on the same day as the much-anticipated iPad 2, on Friday March 11. We also told readers recently how the new OS had already been jailbroken.

Now there’s a rumor that’s being widely reported, to say that iOS 4.3 may be coming today, at 10am PT to be more precise. That’s 1pm ET or 6pm in the U.K. The news came from Jonathan S. Geller over on BGR and simply names the ever-ubiquitous “one of our sources” but BGR have a reputation for being accurate with a lot of things so we’re willing to think this could be true.

Not only does Geller say it will be available for public download from iTunes today but he also comments on the recent reports that the personal hotspot facility will only be able to support 3 devices, and not the usual 5. Apparently although the default is for support for 3 wireless connections, it seems the carrier is able to decide and so 5 devices could be supported.

Jeff Gamet over on Mac Observer makes the excellent point that in fact a release of iOS 4.3 today would make good sense as it comes a few days before the iPad 2 release therefore relieving some of the congestion for support calls and network traffic that will no doubt take place. One thing is for sure and that is that we will soon find out if the rumor is true as there’s only around an hour to go. Are you hoping the latest iOS turns up today? Let us know by sending us your comments.

  • Guest

    You were wrong !

    • Roger

      unfortunately, yes
      until now at least – 10:13AM