Apple iOS 4.3 Unexciting, and That's OK
There is no drama in the latest update to the mobile OS platform, unless your device doesn't make the cut.Apple's latest update to its iOS mobile operating system brings new enhancements to the platform, and even throws a bone or two to business customers. Although the majority of added capabilities in iOS 4.3 are aimed at consumers rather than corporate users, the tethering and single-tap conference calling features will be as helpful in enterprise settings as they are in the living room. Although this release lacks the will-it-work-or-not drama of the early versions of iOS 4, or even the anticipation that surrounded iOS 4.2-the first release of the series that worked on iPad-it's actually a relief to have a ho-hum experience after upgrading devices to the new software. The Personal Hotspot tethering feature only works with the iPhone 4 and requires a data plan that allows such use. Although jailbroken devices have been able to provide tethered connectivity, this release of iOS marks the first time that AT&T, Apple's GSM carrier in the United States, has supported the feature. Verizon Wireless has offered a tethering option since it began selling the iPhone 4 last month.