Monday, April 11, 2011, 12:50 pm PT (03:50 pm ET)
Apple rumored to fix FaceTime, Verizon iPad issues with iOS 4.3.2Apple is rumored to issue its next mobile operating system update, iOS 4.3.2, for the iPhone and iPad in the next week, addressing problems with FaceTime and connectivity issues related to the Verizon iPad 2.
Boy Genius Report allegedly obtained an early copy of the iOS 4.3.2 software and loaded it on an iPhone, but apparently didn't notice any standout changes with the incremental software update. But a tipster reportedly said that the new software will pack a fix for FaceTime, as well as security fixes for WebKit vulnerabilities, among other minor changes.
The update is also said to resolve connectivity issues with the Verizon CDMA iPad 2. Last Friday, Apple said in a statement that it is looking into connection problems users have reported with the 3G-capable Verizon iPad 2. The issues have not been reported by users of the AT&T-compatible 3G iPad 2.
Rumors of an iOS 4.3.2 update first surfaced earlier this month. It was said that the security and maintenance update would include bug fixes, but no additional details were given at the time.
The last mobile operating system update issued by Apple came in March, in the form of iOS 4.3.1. That included fixes for cellular networks and a resolution for an occasional graphics glitch on the fourth-generation iPod touch.
The next major release of Apple's iOS is expected to be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference, scheduled to kick off June 6 in San Francisco, Calif. Apple has said that this year's conference will be used to "unveil the future of iOS," and rumors have indicated that Apple will preview iOS 5, but will not announce a new iPhone as it has done in years past.
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