According to new rumors, Apple plans to release the next major update for its iDevices, iOS 4, on Monday, February 14, at 10 am (Pacific Time) and 1 pm (Eastern Time).

This rumor was launched by ‘MacStories’ who, quoting from a reliable source, reported that Apple is preparing to release iOS 4.3 within 10 days. Using simple mathematics: 4 + 10 = 14, so it appears that the release date is Valentine’s Day. The update will feature ‘Airplay’ functionality for third-party applications and the new Personal Hotspot Wi-Fi tethering feature. Because Apple has strict rules and is accustomed to making its releases at 10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern, ‘MacStories’ suggest that this update will take place at the same time.

Looking back at the site’s history, ‘AppleInsider’ notes that the credibility of the website increased as it correctly predicted that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion would adopt various features and user interface elements from iOS, which powers the iPad and iPhone, but, however, there were incorrect reports too, such as when the website reported the release of iOS 4.3 for December.

Now the beta is out, or to be more precise, a few betas already, then we can assume that ‘MacStories’ is now stating the obvious.