Confirmed: iOS 4.3 to bring Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot to GSM/AT&T iPhone
According to a Boy Genius source, and as reported yesterday, iOS 4.3 will definitely be coming to all iPhones and include the Hotspot feature which we saw at the Verizon event yesterday. Accoring to the source, the OS version will be 8F5148b and will have a baseband 04.08.00.
The release will not be until sometime in March however; so do not expect it to hit GSM devices as soon as the Verizon iPhone is launched, we are going to have to wait a little while longer. Also like we said yesterday, we imagine that the feature will be very dependent on your carriers approval, as will any surcharges for it. Maybe AT&T will take the opportunity to be an early adopter to keep existing customers and attract new ones too, here's hoping!
Just as a refresher, the Hotspot feature will allow up to five Wi-Fi devices to connect to and share your iPhone's cellular data connection.
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WATCH! Mark my post here people.
But they will charge.
I'll take that bet. I'm reachable in the forums as Xultar. You can PM me there.
Also, I have the unlimited data (did anyone REALLY switch to the $25 plan?) I'm assuming just like they did with tethering, they'll make it so people on the Unlimited plan aren't able to use the Hotspot, you'll have to switch to a lower plan if you want to add it. Which is just stupid! I use close to 4GBs of data a month, on just my phone. If I were to add my iPad, laptop, plus 3 other devices, I'd go over 2GB in a heart beat!
If I wasn't signed up with 3 lines with them, I'd definitely consider a switch to the big V.
That is how they make money, they charge for features. So they will charge per GB used. SIMPLE.
@Dood Why R U so uptight it is like we are insulting yo mama or something?
Jailbreaking can be annoying because you always have to rejailbreak after an update and you must always wait for the JB before updating.
How is tethering different than wifi hotspot ?! :?