Apple has just released beta copies of the next version of its mobile operating system to developers.The next version is iOS 4.3.It will add a number of new features and capabilities to host devices, which include the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.Find the new features after the break.
AirPlay for Third Party Apps
Stream video from your app to a widescreen TV using new Media Player APIs that support AirPlay video. You can also update your web content to support AirPlay.
iAd Full Screen Banners
iAd full screen banners grab the attention of users by taking advantage of the large screen of iPad to launch an immersive, interactive iAd experience.
HTTP Live Streaming Statistics
Track the popularity of your streams and measure their performance. New AVFoundation APIs allow you to track information including how many people are watching your videos, how long they’re watching them, and performance metrics like observed bitrate and number of dropped frames. Use these statistics to fine tune your authoring process and deliver optimized content to your users.
Multi-Touch Gestures for iPad
This beta release contains a preview of new Multi-Touch gestures for iPad. You can use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen; swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; and swipe left or right between apps.
New Facetime Icon for iPod touch
Side Switch Can Be Orientation Lock or Mute Button in iPad
Play Alert Tone from One to Ten Times
Eight Different Camera Effects
1. Thermal Camera
5. Tunnel of Light
Personal Hotspot allows your iPhone to create a wireless network using which upto 5 devices can connect to the internet, via your iPhone. The network can be created through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB.
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