New Multitouch Gestures Cut From iOS 4.3

Apple iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Released - No Multi-Touch Gesture For iPad

Apple released iOS 4.3 beta earlier this month that included several new multitouch gestures that would allow iPad users to use four and five finger gestures to pinch out of an app to the Home Screen, swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar, and swipe left and right between apps.

Apple has now released a second beta version of iOS 4.3. The multitouch gestures are still present in iOS 4.3 beta 2 for developers to test but will not be enabled in iOS 4.3 for customers, according to documents included in the release.

It’s possible that Apple plans on refining the feature further before releasing it to the public, perhaps saving it as a feature for iOS 5.

There’s still a few other cool features to look forward to in iOS 4.3, like third-party AirPlay support, and the option to return of the hardware orientation lock that was changed in iOS 4.2.


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