More information is trickling in regarding the new features packed into iOS 4.3 beta, and for fans of AirPlay, it looks like we have a winner.

As you’re likely already aware of, Apple significantly gimped the functionality of AirPlay in their iOS 4.2.1 release, only allowing streaming from the iPod and YouTube apps. This led jailbreak developers to release tweaks like AllPlay and AirVideoEnabler to circumvent the lack of 3rd party app support.

The good news is that with iOS 4.3, these tweaks should no longer be necessary…

Mac Rumors is reporting that, along with the suspected hotspot features on display at yesterday’s Verizon event, a few other nifty surprises seem to have made the cut.

The highlight of these surprises, for iPhone owners that is, is of course AirPlay Video support for third party apps. Now, you won’t simply be limited to the iPod and YouTube apps for transmitting video to your supporting AirPlay enabled devices like the Apple TV G2.

Along with the extended AirPlay support, iPad owners have reason to rejoice over what appear to be enhanced gestures geared towards the device’s increased screen real estate. Could this mean that the iPad 2 is right around the corner? Very likely.

There’s sure to be more to come out after folks have had enough time to fully explore all of the changes. We’ll have a full updated list of all the changes you can expect in a future update.

Until then, I’m just curious, how many of you out there use AirPlay? And are you looking forward to this change?

  • Kristopher

    I love the feature of Airplay for Music adding Video will make it more beneficial. I only
    wish that AirPrint wasn’t so crippled.

  • I have the current version of Apple TV and I love it. Adding third-party apps and Safari to the list of AirPlay-enabled will be awesome. The real Holy Grail of AirPlay will be wireless gaming. 🙂

  • David

    I use AirPlay a lot to send audio to an Airport Express I have plugged into my hifi system. Works really well.

  • DomPerignon

    The sad thing about this is that we are talking about iOS 4.2.5 and 4.3 and we don’t have an untethered jailbreak for 4.2 yet. The Dev Team could delay the release until the new firmware is out.

  • msxy

    hey guys tell me if apple remove the home button on iphone 5 and ipad 2 it wil be more difficult to go on dfu mode beside programmes :p and how to take a home screen lolllll

    • Edgar Last Name

      You are way out of topic man.

      • msxy

        ???????? the multitasking touch isn’t on ios3

  • Zack

    I have the av cables for iPod touch do you think this will make it so I can play apps on my tv?

  • Greg

    one of the main reasons I bought the ipad and apple tv…I use it as trade shows to stream promotional videos that I have made and put into itunes.

    Each one of my employees I take with me to trade shows has their own iPad synced up to there dedicated Apple TV/ Flatscreen and can show customers videos and pics.

    Very much look forward to being able to airplay other venues to the Apple TV

    • Jack

      Greg,
      I’m interested in using ipads at trade shows, where an ipad equipped employee can walk up to a large flat panel and use Airplay to send content to the screen via AppleTV. Apple has told me I need to set up a local WiFi router to make this work, that I cannot send video from an iPad to the TV without the router. Is this correct?