In most parts of the world, the word “iPhone” covers everything about one thing: Apple’s mobile device. You know…the iPhone. In Brazil, however, things may not be that simple. That’s because Apple may lose naming rights in that country.
Late yesterday and early today, Lima Sky (Doodle Jump) started sending out notifications to developers that had the word “doodle” in their apps’ titles telling them to change the title or have their app removed by Apple. Now, while I’m over the unbearable amount of doodle games out their, can
If you were planning to tether your iPad to an iPhone for on-the-go wireless, we have some bad news for you: You can't. According to AT&T it's not their fault. They claim the iPad simply won't allow it. While I'm no huge fan of AT&T right now, this time they might actually be correct. Keep in mind, when a user in Sweden asked Steve Jobs if the iPad could be tethered to an iPhone, Jobs simply replied, "No."
After a ridiculous amount of time, AT&T finally decides to offer tethering. Well, it's not here yet, but they say it's coming for real this time, and they must be serious because they have a price tag all ready to go. But what is the story with that price tag? AT&T says they are going to charge $20 per month for tethering. But tethering is only an option with the DataPro ($25/month, 2GB) plan. I can't tether with the cheap (200MB) data plan, and I can't tether if I hang on to my unlimited plan. Not only that, but what does one get for the $20? You would think that if the data is now capped at 2GB per month, the $20 provides more data. But you'd be wrong. Apparently, the $20 is just for the privilege of tethering. I already paid for the data, why charge me extra for how I use it?
AT&T announced today that they are changing the iPhone data plan, eliminating the $30 free-for-all, and offering two limited plans: $15/month for 200MB and $25/month for 2GB of data. More surprising, the $25/month data plan on the iPhone also replaces the existing unlimited data plan on the iPad. This change is conspicuously effective as of June 7. Could this be a hint of the end of AT&T's exclusive deal with Apple?
You've got to hand it to Steve Jobs: he cuts to the point, even if the truth hurts a bit. Over the weekend, Apple CEO Steve Jobs tersely confirmed that Apple's upcoming iPad will not be able to connect to the Internet via tethering on the iPhone. The confirmation came through email after Swedish DJ Jezper Söderlund asked if it would be possible.
Per 9 to 5 Mac, the transcript of the e-mail and its reply follows below:
Rogers Wireless announced today that they are extending their promotional offering of free tethering included with plans that include at least 1GB of monthly data for devices that are capable of tethering to a computer to share it's data connection, including the iPhone. The deal was set to expire at the end of this year, but has now been extended to end May 3rd, 2010.
One year and five days ago, AT&T Mobility President Ralph de la Vega told the world that the iPhone would be getting a tethering plan "soon". Not long after, he revised his statement, noting that it would be delayed due to necessary upgrades to the network before it could happen. When asked recently when it would happen, a spokesperson gave yet another non-answer: "We plan to offer tethering on the iPhone but have not announced a date."
You'll never stop the struggle between Apple and the people who want to hack it, so why bother complaining? As of noon today, giddy jailbreakers can take the next step and go full-on with blacksn0w, the jailbreak+unlock for the latest 05.11.07 baseband (with tethering enabled to boot). Mac and PC versions are available and it works with iPhone OS 3.1.2.
In short, the blackra1n release is alive as well, with both Mac and Windows support and the installation instructions can be found here...
After Steve Jobs' confirmation that Apple would work with AT&T to make tethering an option on the iPhone, we all had high hopes that it would soon become a reality. Unfortunately, AT&T recently corrected one popular news blog for saying that it would be ready this year.