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iPad tethering options found in iOS 4.2 beta 2

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010
News Categories: iPad

New menu options in the Settings app of the iPad’s version of iOS 4.2 beta 2 suggest that Apple may begin to allow iPad users to tether other devices to its 3G data connection, similar to the tethering feature currently offered on the iPhone. 9 to 5 Mac reports that there is now a section for Internet Tethering within the Cellular Data>APN Settings submenu of the Settings application. The section has spaces for the APN, username, and password; according to the report, this is similar to the function’s appearance on the iPhone before it received an official iOS interface. Notably, 9 to 5 Mac could not replicate the new setting on an iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G running on AT&T’s network; the iPad from which the screenshot came was running on 3’s network in Europe.

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I highly doubt that Apple will allow this feature to make it into the release version if iOS 4.2. As a potential new iPad customer, if I own a 3G-capable phone with tethering capability, this obviates my need for a 3G-equipped iPad… and the 3G iPads fetch a fair premium (and profit for Apple) over the WiFi-only ones.

Posted by Farnsworth on October 1, 2010 at 8:19 AM (PDT)


well, it is there but the ipad want allow you to pair your ipad with any device other than a keyboard…. as of the moment with the new iOS release. Why don’t use iPShare or MyWi to use your iPad or iPhone as a gateway to the internet?

Posted by smudo on October 3, 2010 at 11:26 PM (PDT)

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