Steve Jobs replies to question about whether the iPad will tether to the iPhone

Steve Jobs replies to question about whether the iPad will tether to the iPhone
After chiming in on Steve Job's keynote for the Apple iPad, a long time Swedish Apple fan going by the name of Jezper Söderlund sent Apple's biggest genius a question. Aside from just flat out asking whether the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad will support tethering through the iPhone, Jezper didn't waste much words in describing his affinity to obtain the answer to that question. Not only does he consider himself a famous DJ in his own right, the longtime Swede even provided some insights to his liking for Apple products as he is in the process of replacing his last computer at home with a new iMac i7. As with any email sent to Steve Jobs, there's that slight possibility of getting back a reply – especially when he probably goes through hundreds or even thousands of emails per day from co-workers, employees, friends, and anyone in between. Jobs provided a rather simple and definitive answer to Jezper's valid question – “No.” So there you have it, the two lettered word sent back to Jezper by Steve Jobs on his 3.1.2 iPhone pretty much seals it for that.

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15 Comments

1. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Was there really ever any doubt that it wouldnt support tether officially? Apple communism at its best.

2. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Fuk steve jobs im never buyin An Apple product agaín .. After i had a bad experience with 4 iPhones cause they didnt want to charge im never going Back there agaín . They told me at the apple store my iPhone did not have insurance which it did. They didn't want to replace it ugh it was such a mess until they finally checked n saw that I did had insurance and even though it had insurance they still wanted me to pay $199 to replace it I obviously did not pay also WTF the iPhone does not have flash which I think I stupid cause i mean cmon were in the 21th century alot of websites require adobe flash player.. So I switched to a droid from verizon and I'm a happy man I have flash player . N I also get better reception and better call quality than I ever did with AT&T .

3. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

ummmmmmm........no iphone has insurance at&t or apple do not offer insurance on the iphone......you probably had applecare which is nothing more than a two year WARRATNTY!!!!!

10. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yea i know AppleCare is for 2 years but I had only had my iPhone for 2 short weeks

11. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

From what I understand, you can actually get insurance for iPhones through certain homeowner's insurance policies if you claim it as property. That's it though. Great article though. Just another reason to not have an Apple product :D

14. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

if you want to use your home owners insurance to insure your iphone, your basically looking at a $1000 deductible, if not then about $500. That is insane for a cell phone, why would anyone do that unless they have 5 of them in the house.

4. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

this is the thing with ipads and iphones. i hate them... ALMOST as much as i hate ATT and i STILL read the damm article. wtf. victim of the media i assume. they could have just said it would not teather. im sure we all knew this before we even oppened the page. and like evewrything else, someone will come out with a hack to do it.

5. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Dont worry the ipad will be jailbroken eventually and you will be able to tether with it.

6. newfdog 13

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

God forbid any of these meglomaniacs do anything that makes sense. Pretty soon this psycho is going to make all Apple products not for sale to the human race because we're not worthy.

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

every other phone in the world does and you can get it on a better network so how about an android powered phone.

8. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

you can tether the ipad just not with the iphone i am positive. All you need is wireless tethering through wifi.

9. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

You should be able to wifi to like the Palm Pre Plus or Pixi Plus. I know palm has that app. As for IPhone, I am not sure if it has an app that allows it to be a mobile hotspot. Otherwise, just buy a MiFi from Verizon and there you go. :-)

12. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

yea and spend an extra what $50 $60 a month?? no way.. i prefer to tether..

13. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Apple makes quality products and they are good at making money...I think that tethering would basically nullify the 3G iPad...We will see how all of this plays out...I'd like to see an iPhone that has MiFi capabilities...I am still not convinced about the iPad yet we will see come April. But I cant wait to tell all my friends getting iPhones now "Told Ya So" come June when an updated and improved model is released...lol...Still not sure if I will be getting it...

15. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Just get an android phone, root it, then install wifi tether. Easy as that

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