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Find My Friends feature hidden in iOS 4.3?

It looks as though we will be seeing a new feature soon in iOS called Find My Friends, an extension to Find my iPhone that could be similar to services such as Google Latitude.

A reference to the name was found in the iOS 4.3 beta for developers and it appears to be linked to MobileMe accounts. If it is similar to Latitude, it would allows you to track your friends via their iPhone's GPS (Naturally you would have to agree to broadcast your position so as to protect your privacy).

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New T-Mobile ad attacks AT&T and Verizon

T-Mobile has a new ad that pokes fun at the iPhone 4 on both AT&T and Verizon. It has the same flavor as the "I'm a Mac" commercials and the man playing the part as the iPhone 4 has both Verizon and AT&T with him, but he can't tell them apart because he is slow on both networks - they don't have "nationwide 4G" like T-Mobile.

[T-Mobile is calling HSPA+ "4G"

Check out the ad after the break!

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iOS 4.3 for iPhone and iPad in 5 minutes [video]

Here we go, everything you need to know about iOS 4.3 for iPhone and iPad in just 5 minutes -- orientation lock/mute switch toggle, multitouch navigation gestures, and Wi-Fi personal hotspot.

If you don't have a lot of time but do have a lot of curiosity, just hit the video up top, sit back and watch, and then let us know what you think in the comment below.

Note: If you're running iOS 4.3 and you can't get the multitouch gestures to work, try connecting to Xcode and hitting the "use this device for development" link. That should make the toggle pop up in Settings.

Now iPhone will be getting those gestures and iPad that hotspot... right?

Screenshots after the break!

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iPhone 5, iPad 2 model numbers found lurking in iOS 4.3

Apple knows by now developers love nothing more than to deep dive things like the just released iOS 4.3 beta looking for hints of next-generation iPhone 5 and iPad 2 models -- and guess what? Found them!

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No iOS 4.3 love for iPhone 3G?

It looks like Apple isn't showing any iOS 4.3 love to the iPhone 3G. No formal announcement has been made about the lack of support but no official iOS 4.3 beta download has been made available either, not for iPhone 3G or the 2009 iPhone touch 2.

Would Apple really cut off the iPhone 3G with iOS 4.3 and not wait for iOS 5? Do you think iOS 4 performance issues are to blame?

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Verizon talks about negotiations with Apple on Verizon iPhone

Bloomberg sat down with Verizon President Lowell McAdam who was on stage with Tim Cook during yesterday's big Verizon iPhone announcement, and their discussion sheds some light on some of the negotiations held between Verizon and Apple that led to them finally carrying Apple's flagship smartphone. Here are some quick highlights, beginning with McAdam talking about their branding and logo missing from the device itself:

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Wednesday fun video: Jon Stewart celebrates freedom from AT&T [Humor]

After yesterday's announcement of the iPhone 4's arrival to Verizon, Jon Stewart had a hilarious segment of The Daily Show celebrating his freedom from AT&T. His corespondent, John Oliver, joins halfway through with interviews with people in the street - all streamed from his AT&T iPhone with terrible reception.

For the past three or four years, those of us in the iPhone community have sacrificed one thing for the ability to carry around every photograph we’ve ever taken, or song we’ve ever listened to, or home video, or compass - we have sacrificed the ability to make phone calls.

For a good laugh, check out the video after the break!

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iOS 4.3 for iPad gives option of mute switch... or orientation lock!

We're hearing that the just released iOS 4.3 beta gives users an option in settings to toggle between mute and orientation lock in settings.

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iOS 4.3 for iPad to test new multitouch gestures, AirPlay video for Apps,

In addition to AirPlay video for apps (finally) it looks like Apple is considering new multitouch gestures for iPad with the just-released iOS 4.3 beta, perhaps to better compete with RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook and Android 3.0 Honeycomb:

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iOS 4.3 beta for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV now available for developers

Apple has just released iOS 4.3 beta for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad... and Apple TV. Nice to see the whole product line being kept unified. iOS 4.3 has been rumored to ship in March, so it makes sense to get it out to developers now.

And hey, is everyone getting Personal Hotspot now?

[developer.apple.com]

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