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Personal Hotspot coming to all iPhones in iOS 4.3?

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According to various reports, the Personal Hotspot feature that debuted yesterday in the Verizon iPhone will be available to all iPhones in iOS 4.3. Citing an anonymous source, Boy Genius Report claims that the feature will be present in iOS 4.3 but will be dependent on carrier support, meaning that users on some carrier may not have access to the feature upon 4.3’s release. According to the same report, the OS version will be 8F5148b with a baseband of 04.08.00. Both iPhoneclub.nl (Translated Link) and iPhoneHellas (Translated Link) have made similar claims, stating that all current GSM iPhones will receive the feature via the iOS 4.3 update, although it is unclear whether the feature, which allows users to share their iPhones’ Internet connections with up to five other devices over Wi-Fi, will be limited to just current-generation hardware, as Apple has previously withheld certain features from older models. [via Mac Rumors]

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1

I spotted a Bluetooth symbol in the screen shot - I wonder if you could get a 3G connection from an iPhone onto a WiFi only iPad via Bluetooth using HotSpot.

I figured I’m already paying for a 3G connection for my iPhone so no way I was going to pay £15 a month on top for the iPad.

Posted by Paul Watson on January 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM (PDT)

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Agreed. I want to be able to tether my iPad to my iPhone without having to jailbreak. I was using MyWi when I was jailbroken, but I’d prefer not to jailbreak at all. My local carrier already had bluetooth tethering and cable tethering for computers, so I think the odds that they will allow the Personal Hotspot feature are good smile

Posted by mr_infamy on January 12, 2011 at 12:10 PM (PDT)

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IPv6 will be a nice addition once this rolls out. 1,000,000 iPhones = 1,000,000 Addresses + the devices that are connected to them. The remaining IPv4 adresses will drrrropppp!

Posted by Tim on January 12, 2011 at 12:51 PM (PDT)

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