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Apple Releases iOS 4.3.2 Update For iPad, iPod and iPhone

David Gilbert


Apple Releases iOS 4.3.2 Update For iPad, iPod and iPhone

Apple has released the latest version of its mobile software to update iPads, iPods and some iPhones.

The 614MB (or 666.2MB if your Stateside) iOS 4.3.2 download won’t make any radical improvements to your iDevice, but it keeps everything ticking over and regular updates like this will no doubt be viewed enviously by WP7 and Android phone owners. The major feature of this update is that it fixes reported screen freezes or blank screens during FaceTime calls. It will also sort out some issues iPad owners were having while trying to connect to their network via 3G. Of course the update will also bring with it the latest security updates to help protect your precious iPad 2.

While both iPad models are support, not all iPhone owners will be so lucky. The iPhone 4 and 3GS will receive the updated software but owners of older models will just have to fend for themselves. Third and fourth generation iPod touches will also be included in the update. The download is available now from your iTunes store no matter where you are in the world. Of course it hasn’t taken long for the hacker community to get to grips with the update and a guide to jailbreaking iOS 4.3.2 is already available.

This update is not going to be a life changer but it continues to show that while Apple’s ecosystem is certainly very closed, it also means that updating software is a much easier and regular experience.


April 15, 2011, 3:18 pm

Have they finally fixed the daylight saving alarm clock issues?

These minor updates always seem to be a pointless waste of download bandwidth at over 600MB a time.


April 15, 2011, 4:36 pm

I think Apple need to make some more interesting updates, I've recently jailbreaked my iPhone, not because it didn't do what I wanted, but just because I was getting a little bored and fancied a change. If they had done some interesting updates I wouldn't have bothered. Oh Well..


April 15, 2011, 5:13 pm

Yeah, the last major feature additions arrived with multi-tasking. I could welcome a revamp of the notification system or some improvement to the home screens to make them more than just a dull grid of icons.

But then, Apple being Apple, they probably have iOS 5 up their sleeves already.


April 15, 2011, 10:13 pm

In my opinion, iOS needs a major revamp. It is starting to look outdated compared to the competition. Whilst by no means is it terrible, it need to look slicker. Hopefully Apple will announce something exciting at ADC 2011.


April 16, 2011, 3:28 pm

@Kempez - revamps are not always for the better... said as I stare in slight disbelief at a peculiar and slightly nightmarish re-envisioning of the TR website.


In all seriousness, there's not a lot wrong with the iOS user experience - it is consisitent and coherent and I'd be prepared to bet that the roughest elements, such as notifications, will be improved in the not too distant future.

A greater ability to customise the look might be a better move - rather than some new scheme that we're all forced to live with. A skinnable interface would be interesting - and drive a lot of enthusiasm in the iOS community. What better way for creative types to engage with their tech, than by making their tech become a platform for some of their creations?

Nav Garayal

April 17, 2011, 4:35 pm

Mr Gilbert, why would Andriod and WP7 owners look on enviously each time there is an iphone OS update? I have an iphone 32gb 3GS and each update has not fixed the problem of apps freezing (eg skysports, British Airways, Hilton, ESPN sports to name a few); I still have a rubbish signal, my blackberry shows full strength and 3G when placed next to the iphone which shows lost signal and no internet - both phones are on the same network provider. My mother has a Samsung Galaxy S and I can assure you she isnt looking on in envy. Its just a bit disappointing that apple fan boys cant be more balanced when reporting.


April 17, 2011, 11:31 pm

If you actually read the article again you'll notice the point was made with reference to the frequency of updates that iOS devices receive, not the devices or the updates being better than any other. This is indeed an advantage of the iOS platform and thus makes is a perfectly valid and balanced point.


April 18, 2011, 1:03 pm

I'd like the ability to password protect my folders or at least some of my photos because, er... just because.

The third-party apps seem to be bloated or poorly implemented, so it would be nice to see native support for this feature.

In the meantime, when someone's playing with my device, I'll just have to stand there nervously, as beads of sweat start to gather on my forehead.

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