Snow Leopard Shows iPhone Love... For Tethering!

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard does indeed have some "refinements and enhancements" for the iPhone, namely a brand spanking new iPhone logo in System Preferences > Network when you're tethered via the iPhone.

Yeah, okay, we know -- AT&T users need do nothing but raise their fists and yell out a "KAAAAAAHHHHHHNNNN!" like scream at the gaping lack of functionality they're still enduring. But at least you can take the smallest, most infinitesimal comforts in knowing that -- if you're a Mac -- you'll get a spiffy new icon to go with your no doubt exorbitantly overcharged tethering option.

If it ever becomes available.

Rene Ritchie

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There are 22 comments. Add yours.

Jesse says:

My iPhone And I like this prospect!

Martin says:

This is cool! It would be great if I could set my laptop to only use the iphone sparingly so I don't blast through more than my whole months data cap and get stung with some huge overage charges because it wanted to download a huge system update in the background.

iphone-user says:

Tethering on the iPhone with AT&T works great!

c says:

It is a spiffy icon indeed

Carol says:

Ads said End of Summer. Is that the unofficiAl end, Labor Day, next week? Or the official end, around Sept. 21?

Binja says:

If your 3G coverage is decent, you can play WoW while tethering on AT&T. I do it all the time in a desperate attempt to get AT&T to end my contract early. I use 50 gigs a month.
Not so much as a peep from them.
Maybe I need to try bittorrent...

lexis1109 says:

thats cool but i really rather have mms and not through the app store or cydia

mikee d. says:

u should really change the header from "comments" to "complaints". =p

Hakala says:

Change the header to Comments, Complaints, and/or Fights and Duels.

paulaboutlife says:

Don't toy with me, boy. >:0( But seriously they say Iphone will be free from AT&T by the end of 2010. Something called the Emancipation Proclamation & someone named Lincoln or Santa or FCC ...Really! (crying softly)

cherryhead25 says:

Sorry I don't use a Mac and I tether via jailbreak and Pdanet but I love the Wrath of Khan reference!!!!!! Win!

Tom says:

I'd just like to have 3G available where I have to travel. Bogus AT&T!

cardfan says:

AT&T will likely charge too much to want to use this.

Tone says:

jeepers!
Binja said:
Aug 31st @ 10:49 pm
If your 3G coverage is decent, you can play WoW while tethering on AT&T. I do it all the time in a desperate attempt to get AT&T to end my contract early. I use 50 gigs a month.
Not so much as a peep from them.
Maybe I need to try bittorrent…

Macdude says:

lol I tether my iPhone using Rogers now and again. Our Internet has been out the last week though so I've been using it heavily and have almost used my 6GB. I downloaded an iTunes movie and have been streaming tv shows. It works incredibly well. :)

jake says:

I'm really digging Snow Leopard, but I have my fair share of qualms as well. No more cut and pasting Address Book contacts??? Check the rest out here:
http://jakeandjake.blogspot.com/2009/09/qualms-with-snow-leopardbad-kitt...

jtz5 says:

I tried going to www.benm.at to download tether mobileconfig, but can't find it?
Also, does a new 3.1 update (when it comes) eliminate the tether config file so I have to download it again?

Philip Bergen says:

Hi,
My tethering worked fine until I installed snow leopard or possibly the ipod/iphone compatibility update. Now it just goes bing twice when I plug it in and no ethernet devices show up in system preferences.
Any one else got this problem? Anyone got a fix for it?
/Philip

Brandon says:

How do I get this to work? I can't figure it out. Please help