Apple Releases iOS 4.3—A Hands-on Review of the New Features - Page 2
Side switch - When I reviewed the iOS 4.2.1 update, I received a lot of comments about how users were angered over the forced change for the side switch. In a rare move, Apple has backtracked off its position and now allows for user customization in choosing how the side switch functions. Could this open the door to future customizations (i.e. using volume toggles for tabs in browser) in software updates down the line?
Personal Hotspot for iPhone 4 - I'm currently re-evaluating my decision to go Droid for my phone, though it's not because of the addition of the hotspot feature. Remember, the personal hotspot feature requires a tethering plan, so unless you're interested in jailbreaking your iPhone, this will cost you another monthly subscription.
AirPlay Enhancements - As an early adopter of the 2nd Generation Apple TV, I will admit that I now hardly use the device once the TiVo Premiere entered my house with its NetFlix streaming capabilities. Still, I'd like to view photos, apps, and possibly websites through Apple TV via the iPad. With the previous iOS, photo streaming was clunky at best, apps that were AirPlay compatible were next to none and websites were completely nonexistent. With the iOS 4.3 update, I happily found that photos and slideshows streamed over Apple TV more smoothly, though video (when you can find websites that support it) was sluggish out of the gate, but smooth once playing on the big screen. It will be interesting to see which apps and websites will support AirPlay, as this still remains the key to the success of Apple TV.