Apple is preparing to ship iOS 4.3.1, according to a reliable source of such rumors. The new release reportedly focuses on fixing bugs, and should arrive in the coming weeks.
The Boy Genius Report claims to have learned that Apple’s upcoming iOS 4.3.1, the first incremental update in the iOS 4.3 milestone, will be tasked with correcting some errors.
BGR’s source says the changes from iOS 4.3 include baseband updates for the 3GS and iPad (original), a resolved memory hang that results in memory corruption when reading large files from USIM filesystem, fixed problems with NTLM authentication in apps and on web sites, as well as fixed issues with the Springboard and 3rd party apps not recognizing the gyroscope on the new iPad 2.
In addition to these code corrections, iOS 4.3.1 allegedly also fixes “iPad 2 jailbreak vulneratbility [sic].”
The source is unsure whether iOS 4.3.1 will also ship for CDMA iPhones running on Verizon’s network, but it is reasonable to assume that Apple will want to fix these bugs on all iOS devices.
iOS 4.3 was released just this month as a major new software update, though its new additions do not make it a must-install.
iOS 4.3 was made available on March 10 for iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM), and iPod touch third- and fourth-generation devices.
Starting with iOS 4.3, Apple has dropped software update support for iPhone 3G handsets, as well as iPod touch players older than third-generation model devices.