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iOS 4.3 beta shows Verizon iPad 2, iPhone 5, iPad camera app

updated 07:50 am EST, Thu January 13, 2011

iOS 4.3 beta reveals 3rd iPhone 4 and Verizon iPad

Further discoveries in the iOS 4.3 beta have revealed that Apple's fifth-generation iPhone and second-generation iPad will come in native editions for Verizon along with camera functions. Mirroring the iPhone 3,1 and 3,2 entries that represent the iPhone 4 for GSM and CDMA respectively, device listings now exist for iPhone 4,1 and iPhone 4,2 as well. The appearance suggests Apple plans to synchronize its iPhone launches rather than stagger GSM and CDMA by a wide margin.

Unusually, a third iPhone 4 variant (iPhone 3,3) has also appeared. The device may be a version for GSM carriers on 1,700MHz 3G in North America, most notably including T-Mobile in the US but also a slew of new Canadian carriers such as Wind Mobile, Videotron and Mobilicity. Without an iPhone 4,3 listed, though, it's possible that either the third iPhone 4 variant will never ship or else that its iPhone 5 equivalent will ship sometime later.

The next iPad is also on show in the code and shows the newly promised Verizon model. Along with Wi-Fi (iPad 2,1) and HSPA 3G (iPad 2,2) variants, an iPad 2,3 version has tipped up and is almost certainly an EVDO version to give CDMA carriers one with internal 3G.

LTE isn't expected in any iPad or iPhone model this year as the chipsets usually consume too much power. All of the LTE smartphones unveiled at CES have 4.3-inch or larger screens to give them enough room for an extra-large battery, which either isn't an option on the iPhone or would significantly reduce the battery life of the iPad.

Separately, discoveries in the iOS 4.3 SDK have shown iPad-sized graphics for a camera app. The images show the camera iris effect as well as icons for both still photo and video modes, confirming movie recording. The full iris image tops out at 1024x768 and casts doubt on rumors of a higher resolution display unless Apple is deliberately keeping higher resolution graphics out of beta releases to avoid spoiling plans. [via Engadget and 9to5Mac]

by MacNN Staff



  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPod Touch

    If we're talking about iOS devices, it might be nice to know whether there's anything in the beta that concerns the iPod Touch?

  1. prl99

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I love the way electronista constantly violates the NDA in reporting new features of beta software that is only available through the ADC.

  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969



    what's your problem? Electronista doesn't have any NDA so they are not violating anything. The person who leaked this probably did, but we don't know for sure. Just enjoy the show!

    How come 95% of the planet supports WikiLeaks, who clearly obtained information illegally, yet we find discussion every month about NDA on this site.. Back in my days we actually ENJOYED when someone leaked info on a future product, like Copland (Mac OS 8).

    Anyway if that reassures you, a big national newspaper published the same story without any problem today..

  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You might want to learn a little about journalism prl99. Firstly, I am quite positive that this website has no NDA with Apple, secondly, since this information is in the public's interest, they are protected in publishing it, much like Wikileaks is _supposed_ to be.

  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969


    "who clearly obtained information illegally"

    What?????? No they did not. Voted down.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This is incredible news! Apparently the rumors are true! Apple is making a new version of the iPad! And the iPhone!

    Whew! I was afraid Apple was just going to stick with the models they have and basically shelve the whole thing in a year or so. I feel better now.

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