iOS 4.3: New Touch Gestures, iPad Screen Orientation Lock & Mobile Hotspot

iOS 4.3 is coming for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch bringing Mobile Hotspot, restoring the screen orientation lock on the iPad to what is now the ringer and new multitouch gestures.

Following the iPhone’s launch on Verizon is news that AT&T is now considering mobile Hotspot support and the feature would be added to iOS 4.3. However, it’s unknown if Mobile Hotspot support will make its way to the iPad.

Speaking of the iPad, the ringer button will once again control screen orientation lock. Apple changed the ringer button’s function to mute the device much to the outrage of users. IOS 4.3 will revert the changes Apple made. To mute the device, you’ll have to hold down the lower volume button.

New touch gestures are coming to the iPad for App switching. 9to5Mac received a note on the functionality in iOS 4.3:

Test 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. We are providing this preview before releasing them to the public to understand how these gestures work with your apps. Test them and give us your feedback on the Apple Developer Forums.

Video Of The New Touch Gestures

About Tanner Godarzi

Tanner is tech-savvy with an eye for great content who is pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Art Institute of California—Orange County. Tanner has been a freelance Blogger and Social Media consultant for over 4 years and contributed content for O'Reilly's "Big Book Of Apple Hacks." Tanner has blogged for industry notables such as Hadley Stern for Apple Matters, C.K. for Obsessable and gave insight about Social Media for The Blog Herald. Tanner resides in Huntington Beach and is a cycling enthusiast.

Comments

  1. Susan LeRoy says:

    I hate that. I cannot get the ringer button off my iPad screen!

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