iOS 4.3.2 arrives, fixes iPad 3G, FaceTime bugs

The latest iOS update is just a bug fix update, squashing a problem with FaceTime video chats seizing up, and a bug that was giving iPad owners with 3G models problems connecting to networks.

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This morning Apple released iOS 4.3.2, a build that promises to fix a bug that caused video to go blank or become frozen during FaceTime calls, as well another bug that kept some international iPad users with 3G models from connecting to local cellular networks. The new release also contains the latest security updates.

The software is compatible with the GSM model of the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, both generations of the iPad, and the third and fourth generations of the iPod Touch. Customers with Verizon iPhone 4s are receiving a different update dubbed 4.2.7, which addresses the same issues but doesn't include features specific to iOS 4.3.x, such as the new JavaScript engine for Safari and AirPlay support in third-party applications.

A post by Boy Genius Report this time last week said iOS 4.3.2 was coming "in about two weeks" but was otherwise spot-on about it being just a bug fix update.

What's unclear is whether this update addresses a problem that has been affecting users with iPad 2 units on Verizon's network who have had to reboot to re-enable 3G once it had been disabled. Apple said last week that it was investigating the issue . CNET contacted Apple to see if that particular issue had been sorted out as part of the 3G connectivity fix, but we hadn't heard back by publication time.

 

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