Apple's upcoming iOS 4.3 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad has reported hitting the golden master stage, and ready for its public appearance as early as next week.

With the new iPad 2 expected to be announced next week, many have speculated that Apple will drop its newest iOS 4.3 alongside with their new tablet device. There have been reports that the iOS 4.3 has already hit the golden master stage and the iPad makers are reportedly finalising on the mobile operating system.

One of our Apple sources has just informed us that it looks like Apple has finalized the code for its upcoming iOS 4.3 release. The build, we're told, is 8F190 for those keeping track.

iOS 4.3 could make its debut public appearance sometime next week, possibly at Apple's media event scheduled for next Wednesday. The updated mobile operating system is set to add more unique features such as personal Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, enhanced support for AirPlay video streaming and more.

Source: BGR