iOS 4.3 Beta 1 was seeded to Apple Devs. today. Rumor had it that 4.3 would in fact include a personal hotspot feature as seen on the VZ iPhone running 4.2.5. Those are at least what the test units showed at the NYC VZ press conference last Wednesday. As soon as we all saw that the VZ iPhones would have a hotspot feature, BGR claimed to have a reliable source saying that when 4.3 was released, it would in fact have the hotspot feature enabled for all iPhones, CDMA and GSM. Less than 24 hours later, BGR proved to be right, as all beta 1 users found in their settings app, a hotspot feature. This will require you to have the “DataPro 2GB with Tethering” plan from AT&T with will cost you 45 bucks a month, your probably paying 25 dollars for DataPro 2GB or 30 dollars for unlimited. Either way, if you want to connect wifi for up to 5 devices, get ready to pay that 45 dollar plan.
iOS 4.3 Feature List:
-Personal Hotspot for up to 5 devices. (AT&T, Verizon)
-New 4 and 5 finger commands for iPad
-New Facetime icon found on iPod touch’s and iPad (yes iPad)!!!!
-Airplay for third-party apps
-New “update apps” view
-Control how many times your SMS tone plays when you get a text
-Choose to use iPad side as a mute button or orientation lock (Yay, Apple listened)!
-Different Camera Shutter Sound