It was only a few days ago that Steve Jobs announced iOS 4.3 for iPad 2. iOS 4.3 adds a new set of exiting features to this platform. Users will be able to take advantage of its iTunes home sharing, personal hotspot, and enhanced AirPlay to get the most out of their tablet. This software update has not been released yet. But rumors suggest that it could be released ahead of iPad 2’s official release date (March 11th).
Many expected Apple to release iOS 4.3 yesterday around 10 AM. That was clearly a false alarm. The fact that Apple has just released an iTunes update does suggest that iOS 4.3 could be coming at any time. This software release is going to be an exciting one. But it is iOS 5 that many Apple fans can’t wait to get their hands on.
iOS 5 will most likely be a major upgrade over the current release. Apple has been planning to revamp MobileMe and offer it as a free service to its customers. The company is rumored to be pursuing unlimited music downloads and a few other enhancements for its iTunes service as well. According to a German site, iOS 5 could be released some time in April. MacRumors.com, via Macerkopf.de suggests this rumor is by a reliable source.
It does seem a bit unlikely for Apple to have iOS 5 ready in a month’s time. Apple has got a lot of work to do to finalize the new MobileMe. No matter how reliable the source behind this rumor, this is one to take with a grain of salt.