Will the iPad Support Tethering? Steve Jobs Answers!
This week Steve Jobs answered an email question from Sweden. The question was from Jezper Söderlund:
I'll keep it short.
I'm Jezper from Sweden, a long time Apple fan, currently about to replace the very last computer at home with a brand spanking new iMac i7. I'm also awaiting the release of the iPad. However, I have one question:
Will the wifi-only version somehow support tethering thru my iPhone?
Two devices, based on the same OS, with already built-in technology to share one data plan suggests a secondary contract could possibly be redundant.
From the look of your keynote, where the iPad sits well between my MacBook Pro and my iPhone, I was hoping the three of them could interact as seamless as possible.
All the best,
This is a very interesting question, since iPad's network settings with tethering were found recently. Here is Jobs' answer:
Sent from my iPhone
The header information proves that this answer was legit. And Jobs is still using iPhone firmware 3.1.2:
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