Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Beta 3; Allows Users To Cancel App Downloads Mid-Way

iOS 4.3

Apple has just released the third beta version of iOS 4.3 (build 8F5166b) to developers of iOS Developer program.

iOS 4.3 beta 3 is available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPod Touch 3rd generation and iPad.

The release notes does not provide any details about the changes in the new beta version.

However, folks at AppAdvice have observed that iOS 4.3 finally gives users the option to cancel downloading apps and delete them mid-way. This feature though very minor, will come in handy as I’ve been in situations where I want to cancel downloading of an app, especially when I find out it’s a large application. Earlier the only option, one had was to pause the download. The feature is not new to iOS 4.3 beta 3 but it was only noticed earlier today.

AppAdvice reports:

The feature is quite simple to use. All you have to do is enter the icon arrangement mode (“Wiggle mode”) as you normally do to delete an app. This time however, you’ll notice the “x” appear over the currently downloading app as well. Just hit it, confirm, and iOS will proceed to interrupt the download and delete the app.

Here are some of the features and changes that have been discovered in iOS 4.3 beta 1 and beta 2 so far:

  • It looks like Mobile hotspot feature that was one of the major features of the Verizon iPhone will be available for GSM iPhone users as well.
  • Allows users to stream videos from apps to compatible devices via AirPlay. Apple has also released AppleTV software beta that is required for AirPlay video streaming.
  • Add contact numbers gets new wait button

As always, we will let you know if the latest beta version of iOS 4.3 reveals any other interesting new features.