Apple today released the third beta of iOS 4.3 (a pre-release version) for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to developers. The latest release carries the build number of 8F5166b and at this moment it’s not clear if this just fixes previous bugs or introduces new features.
iOS 4.3 Beta 1 and 2 have already revealed a few exciting updates which includes Personal Hotspot that will allow you to share your iPhone’s 3G connection and tether up-to 5 devices over WiFi. Apple will allow developers to use the AirPlay API for streaming videos and offer you an option to change the function of the hardware button to either mute or lock the orientation of your device via settings menu.
The third beta has been made available to developers two weeks after the previous beta.
Another interesting feature which was a part of iOS 4.3 beta 2 reported by our friends at AppAdvice is the ability to delete or remove apps which are in the process of being downloaded. This can come in handy if you were on 3G network and wanted to save data or accidentally started downloading an app.
Apple and News Corporation are expected to announce The Daily, a subscription based newspaper for the iPad tomorrow and it will be interesting to see how Apple will integrate subscription based applications into iOS.