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iOS 4.3.1 Coming Within Two Weeks with iPad 2 Jailbreak Fix?

According to BGR -- who has a good track record on iOS releases and rumors -- Apple is preparing to launch a new version of iOS, 4.3.1, "within one to two weeks". The release, a minor one as usual following the "point upgrade", will contain a series of fixes for the baseband and will also patch a vulnerability in the iPad 2 that enabled hackers to jailbreak the device.

BGR reports:

  • Baseband updates for the 3GS and iPad (original)
  • Fixed memory hang that results in memory corruption when reading large files from USIM filesystem
  • Fixed problem with NTLM authentication in apps and on websites
  • Fixed issue with the Springboard and 3rd party apps not recognizing the gyroscope on the iPad 2
  • Fixed iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability

iOS 4.3 was released on March 9th ahead of the iPad 2 launch.