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iOS 4.3 Apps Already Being Approved

It appears that Apple has started approving applications that use features that will officially be introduced in the upcoming iOS 4.3 software update. StreamToMe, an app we previously reviewed here, has been updated a few hours ago with support for AirPlay video streaming, a functionality that's not available on the current iOS 4.2. Being the feature exclusive to iOS 4.3, you won't be able to try it unless you're a developer. An Apple TV running the latest pre-release software is also required.

Does this mean iOS 4.3 is just around the corner? Beta 2 was shipped last week and we'll likely see Beta 3 this Wednesday. Apple usually goes into 4-5 betas and a GM seed before public release, so we speculate we might see the final version of iOS 4.3 in late February. But then again, issues may come up in iOS betas at any time.

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