Apple Releases The iOS 4.3 Gold Master To Developers

After just shy of two months of Beta testing, Apple has just released the iOS 4.3 “Gold Master” to the Developer Center.

Never heard the term “Gold Master”? Gold Master (besides sounding like the name of the boss in a poorly translated fighting game) simply means “the version we plan on shipping.” Unless there are any last minute mission critical bugs requiring a second GM release (which HAS happened before), this build is just about identical to the one that’ll be hitting devices on March 11th.

The GM build is also generally the first one that isn’t signed/tied to a specific developer account, which generally leads to it leaking onto the torrent sites within a few hours. But that’s a bit like peeking at your Christmas presents, wouldn’t you say?