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iOS 4.3.2 fixes FaceTime, 3G connection problems

updated 01:55 pm EDT, Thu April 14, 2011

iOS 4.2.7 reaches Verizon iPhones

Apple is now seeding the iOS 4.3.2 update through iTunes. As anticipated, the firmware primarily addresses two problems. The first is blank or frozen video during FaceTime calls, while the second involves being unable to connect to a 3G network using an iPad. Apple claims that the latter affects "international" iPad owners, however, despite public complaints from Verizon subscribers.

Also included are various security updates. The firmware is available for the iPhone 3GS, GSM-based iPhone 4s, first- and second-generation iPads, and third- and fourth-gen iPod touches.

For Verizon iPhone 4 owners Apple has released iOS 4.2.7, applying the same fixes as v4.3.2. It marks the first time Apple has updated the Verizon firmware since early February, when the iPhone first became available on Verizon's network. The v4.2.6 code did however include features that would only appear on all devices with v4.3, such as personal hotspots.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Why different OS versions?

    I don't understand why the different phones should be running different OS versions. Why isn't Apple updating the entire line at the same time?

  1. drbenru

    Joined: Dec 1969


    probably developed separately

    Same thing happened with the iPad. iOS for CDMA phones was developed by an independent team to keep it secret longer. They probably have already planned when the versions will come together. That tends to be easier by developing a major update with all the hardware in mind. That's what they did with the iPad, it didn't get iOS 4 until 4.2.1. CDMA and GSM phones probably won't be on the same page until iOS 4.4 at least, unless 4.4 never happens and Apple goes straight to iOS 5 :D

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