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  • iOS 4.2 Has iPad Tethering Option... Outside the US


    A developer in Europe has found the first indication that iPads running iOS 4.2 will be able to tether. Another user in the UK also sees the "Internet Tethering" configuration option in the Cellular Data Settings pane, but the option is still unavailable on iPads running the 4.2 beta in the US. In all likelihood, the feature will support wired tethering, rather than mobile-to-mobile "hotspot" tethering la MyWi.

    Acording to 9to5Mac, a dev in Sweden who was running iOS 4.2 beta 2 on the 3 Sverige network noticed an "Internet Tethering" section of the APN Settings pane under Settings: Cellular Data. The section asks for the APN, username and password separate from the cellular carrier data network access credentials.

    Interestingly, though, the option doesn't appear on iPads in the US, indicating that it's region- or carrier-specific. AT&T may not be willing to add a tethering option to its relatively low-cost iPad data plans, or Apple may simply have hoped to test the feature in a lower-profile location. If so, they didn't count on the attentiveness of Swedish users, or their talkativeness.

    When asked directly back in March by Swedish DJ "Jezper S" if the WiFi iPad will support iPhone tethering, Steve Jobs responded with a flat "no." This latest news, of course, talks about tethering in the other direction, but it still seems unlikely Apple will support using the iPad's WiFi chip as a hotspot.

    Source: 9to5Mac, image via Paul Grave
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4.2 Has iPad Tethering Option... Outside the US started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      no suprise companies dont about how we feel in america.
    1. rawhog's Avatar
      rawhog -
      So, can you use a WiFi only iPad and use tethering from the iphone? As in, the iphone is the hotspot?
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Quote Originally Posted by rawhog View Post
      So, can you use a WiFi only iPad and use tethering from the iphone? As in, the iphone is the hotspot?
      no other way round...

      But in europe, you can tether any iphone on 4.1 with your computer or any other device
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      no suprise companies dont about how we feel in america.
      No surprise as an American you can't formulate a proper sentence.
    1. JimJam707's Avatar
      JimJam707 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      no suprise companies dont about how we feel in america.
      What? Here in England we get everything about 1 month after you guys
      Let us have one thing.
    1. jordanemmet's Avatar
      jordanemmet -
      I live here in the states and when I first updated my iPad to 4.2 beta 1, I briefly saw the 'Carrier' field appear in my Settings App, right above or below 'Cellular Data', I can't remember. Either way, I was highly intrigued but nothing I did made it appear again. I guess the OS pings your location once and disables it for good once they see you're in the US.

      This makes me wonder if there is a way to dig into the code and manually enable it or spoof your location.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      Wifi iPad + jb iPhone 4 w/ mywi= the perfect equation.
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Can I tether my iPhone with my PS3 for Internet?


      Sent from my iPhone 4 using ModMyi
    1. nycpolo76's Avatar
      nycpolo76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Can I tether my iPhone with my PS3 for Internet?


      Sent from my iPhone 4 using ModMyi
      Yes but it will be a slow connection not fast enough to stream movies n games

      Quote Originally Posted by rawhog View Post
      So, can you use a WiFi only iPad and use tethering from the iphone? As in, the iphone is the hotspot?
      With MyWi you can
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      No surprise as an American you can't formulate a proper sentence.
      You speak of him as if all Americans write like that. Just typical...
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by hollow0 View Post
      You speak of him as if all Americans write like that. Just typical...
      Most of them on forums do. It is typical. And make note, I am an American too... There are far more idiots in this country complaining about every little thing than there are educated ones. There is no argument here.
    1. rajsukul's Avatar
      rajsukul -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      no suprise companies dont about how we feel in america.
      That is so unfair..

      You have Netflix and Hulu..
      You get songs on iTunes months before us in the UK.
      You have $0.99 TV Rentals.

      That's just a few.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LSZ33 View Post
      Wifi iPad + jb iPhone 4 w/ mywi= the perfect equation.
      This is why i only bought the Ipad wifi version..no need for another monthly data charge, just mywi with my iphone! I love it!

      Quote Originally Posted by nycpolo76 View Post
      Yes but it will be a slow connection not fast enough to stream movies n games



      With MyWi you can
      Not true, I tethered my xbox 360 with my iphone 3gs and it was def playable as long as i had a full 3g connection, only lagged out a couple of times. Never did it with a PS3 it would probably be easier since microsoft is *** as hell. Never tried it tho.
    1. jordanemmet's Avatar
      jordanemmet -
      Quote Originally Posted by jordanemmet View Post
      I live here in the states and when I first updated my iPad to 4.2 beta 1, I briefly saw the 'Carrier' field appear in my Settings App, right above or below 'Cellular Data', I can't remember. Either way, I was highly intrigued but nothing I did made it appear again. I guess the OS pings your location once and disables it for good once they see you're in the US.

      This makes me wonder if there is a way to dig into the code and manually enable it or spoof your location.
      did anyone else have this happen??
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      OH CANADA, i' m proud to be from you
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Topic; stay on it.
    1. sadsamurai's Avatar
      sadsamurai -
      Quote Originally Posted by jordanemmet View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by jordanemmet View Post
      I live here in the states and when I first updated my iPad to 4.2 beta 1, I briefly saw the 'Carrier' field appear in my Settings App, right above or below 'Cellular Data', I can't remember. Either way, I was highly intrigued but nothing I did made it appear again. I guess the OS pings your location once and disables it for good once they see you're in the US.

      This makes me wonder if there is a way to dig into the code and manually enable it or spoof your location.
      did anyone else have this happen??
      Yeah, exactly the same thing happened to me here in Japan but on my new iPhone 4.
      I noticed the Tether option in Settings, I turned it on, plugged in my USB cable but couldn't make a connection. I played around with settings on my computer, no go. I checked back on the phone and the Tether option had disappeared.
      Now I waiting ever so impatiently for the JB.
    1. back9player's Avatar
      back9player -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Most of them on forums do. It is typical. And make note, I am an American too... There are far more idiots in this country complaining about every little thing than there are educated ones. There is no argument here.
      Oh, you mean like this?

      "When did the ipod end? The macbook? THe imac? I think you see where I am going here..."

      "You have no issues with your phone therefor nobody else can or will either. Impeccable logic there..."

      "And this is why I said I was waiting rather than paying a couple bucks for the third party app someone had released"

      I'm sure I can find more, but you get the point. I see spelling and grammatical errors in all of those sentences.

      So if spelling and grammar are a measure of intelligence, then you're an idiot.
    1. irbe9's Avatar
      irbe9 -
      Funny thing that in Sweden we still don't have an official release of the iPad


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    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      OMFG
      why wont Apple do stuff like for this in the UNITED STATES where they are BASED!