Personal Hotspot to come to all iPhones running iOS 4.3?

Personal Hotspot to come to all iPhones running iOS 4.3?

The Personal Hotspot featurethat was announced at Verizon's iPhone 4 launch yesterday will in fact be included in iPhones running the upcoming 4.3 version ofiOS, an anonymous source confirmed to Boy Genious Report.

Carrier support will still be requiredfor this feature, which means that AT&T subscribers might not getit right away, but for other willing carriers the software should beincluded. The unofficial information referred to the upcoming versionof the software as 8F5148b and the baseband version will be 04.08.00,while technical acceptance is scheduled for March. ThePersonal Hotspot allows up to 5 devices to connect over Wi-Fi to youriPhone's cellular data plan.

source: BGR

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1. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Apple does! Wonder if Verizon users will envy AT&T 3G hotspot over Verizon's slow connection.

5. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

Ur stupid Ive tested my phone all over california and nevada and my droid incredible is always faster than the iphone 4. U do know anything. Research before u write something

6. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I don't live in California, I live on the east coast. I had Verizon for years and conducted various speed tests on Android and compared to AT&T iPhone I get faster speeds with AT&T. So yes, I did my research. The "best carrier" is subject to where you live. Where I live AT&T works better. I couldn't name 5 of my friends that use Verizon here. Verizon isn't bad I like them too but AT&T is more reliable in the city I live in.

2. ryq unregistered

samsung galaxay s already have this feature. i just don't know how many device it could support. but leave it to apple to make it sound they were the first to do so just like their video calling. steve jobs is really a great salesman.:)

4. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

The reason why it becomes a big deal when it's about the iphone, is because it is the most desired phone. So when an existing feature somewhere else becomes available for the iphone, both iphone users and potential users make noise.

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

No one said or pretended they were first. Go troll somewhere else.

7. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

This would be much more useful if it was on LTE... but even with just 3G it will be great. Verizon 3G is the fastest in my area.

8. Rainbow unregistered

lol even the child Samsungs Bada OS supports the Hotspot for 3 devices..!!

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