NetShare is Gone, what about PdaNet?
Seems like it's been an eternity since the pulling of the NetShare application officially brought us into the age of Apple pulling apps from the App Store on an almost daily basis. Without NetShare, the only folks who have been able to utilize their iPhones' 3G connection for Laptop connectivity have been the crazy ones.
For the rest of us, there's just the teeniest, tiniest glimmer of hope, that AT&T will relent and allow official tethering.
Until then it's a waiting game. While you wait, think a bit about folks on PalmOS and Windows Mobile, folks who can not only tether, but can tether in a special 'proxy mode' that's actually quite clever. See, when you tether, your carrier can tell you're tethering (and can therefore charge you more). What lucky users on these other platforms do is trick their networks into thinking they're just browsing via their phone. They do this via an awesome piece of software called PdaNet.
So: PdaNet for iPhone? It's still the waiting game:
Our latest response from Apple is that the PdaNet application will be given new "consideration". But that was more than a week ago and it still has an "In Review" status. There is not much we can do at this point but just to wait.
Sadly, that response from June Fabrics is now three weeks old and still no sign of PdaNet in the App Store, so things don't look so good.
Come on, Apple and AT&T, allowing us to tether our laptops to our iPhones would make an awesome "One More Thing."