Yet another feature hidden within iOS 4.3 seemingly hidden within the plethora of reports on the future update yesterday comes the ‘Find My Friends’ tag, a new facility which suggests the ability to find iOS-using friends kept within your MobileMe address book.

Hidden inside the Settings App this suggests Apple may seek to offer location-based friend-finding facilities in future products. So, for example, you could easily keep up with your mates when wandering in the center of town. So long as you opt-in to the system. Don’t neglect of course that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has previously promised Mobile Me will improve in 2011.

Don’t miss the rest of our iOS 4.3 coverage:

iOS 4.3 beta 1 for iOS mobile devices and Apple TV seeded to developers.

iOS 4.3 brings new Multi-Touch gestures to the iPad.

iOS 4.3 will not support the iPhone 3G or iPod touch 2G.

GSM iPhones will get the Personal Hotspot feature with iOS 4.3 (AT&T is a go).

FaceTime gets a new icon and iAds can now display in full-screen.

iOS 4.3 brings the physical screen lock switch back to iPad (is an option).

iOS 4.3 may bring fun video effects to the iPhone/iPod touch camera app.

iOS 4.3 brings new Messages alert settings and a new font in notes.

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