Apple has been carefully saving the iOS 4.3 version, giving the iOS 4.2.5 and 4.2.6 names to the interstitial Verizon specific versions of Apple's mobile operating system. iOS 4.3 has already been through beta, and will likely be debuted at the Apple event next week. The iPad 2 may be immediately available for purchase following the Apple Event, or may specifically announce a launch date later that week.
iOS 4.3 is finally out of the beta stage with the release of iOS 4.3 GoldMaster. I bet it doesn't take very long for the dev folks to throw together an iOS 4.3 PwnageTool to jailbreak the iPad.
The iPhone 5 will not be any part of next weeks event most likely!
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