Steve Jobs says 'No' to iPhone-to-iPad tether
(One) word from the mountaintop
Steve Jobs has spoken: Apple's "magical and revolutionary" iPad will not allow iPhone-to-iPad 3G tethering.
So reports the Swedish tech blog and podcast Slashat.se. When Swedish trance DJ Jezper Söderlund emailed Apple's CEO asking if a Wi-Fi-only iPad could tether to the internet using an iPhone's 3G connection, he received the following to-the-point reply:
Sent from my iPhone
There's little doubt that the email message came from The Steve himself - 9to5Mac has the full email header, which appears legit. That header, by the way, also indicates that Jobs hasn't yet found time to upgrade to the latest 3.1.3 version of the iPhone OS, released early last month. He's still running 3.1.2.
Also, Jobs has been known to send the occasional pithy missive to regular folks - such as the time last November when he brusquely told a developer that obeying Apple's diktat to change the name of the dev's six-year-old app was "Not that big of a deal".
Although Jobs' terse reply seems to preclude any iPhone-to-iPad tethering, the decision to provide iPhone tethering is currently made by carriers. When iPhone 3.0 was released in June of 2009, it added support for tethering. In the UK, for example, O2, Orange, and Vodafone soon offered variously priced iPhone-tethering plans.
US customers, however, have not been as lucky - AT&T, the States' exclusive iPhone carrier, has been promising tethering for quite some time, but support for it has yet to materialize. As long ago as November 2008, Big Phone CEO Ralph De La Vega said that his company was working with Apple to bring tethering to the iPhone - but US customers are still waiting.
Whether iPhone-to-iPad 3G tethering will be a carrier-based decision remains unclear - that is, if there will be any wiggle room whatsoever in Job's unequivocal "No". ®
My mobile e-mails say "Sent from my BlackBerry". I actually like that to be sent, so that the other person knows I'm not behind a PC and will probably take some time to take whatever action he requested as "urgent".
In simple terms...
If you look at the history of the iPhone, it was primarily aimed at the USA market who dont use MMS or SMS half as much as Europe/UK. Cut & Paste? What do you need that for? Its not like youre typing anything of worth? Didn't people notice how, while the 'chat-style' messaging looks cute it's fairly pointless to people used to sending SMS's since.. oh I dunno... THE 90s?!.. but the functionality was implemented more like an afterthought for newbies than a proper useful feature. The original was also 2G because USA's 3G (continues to) sucked ass, nice one AT&T! (But that also enabled Apple to shove out their half-finished product and get everyone to buy it twice when 3G came along - clever trick that one)
Finally Apple pulled out their finger and added semi-decent SMS and MMS, and eventually cut & paste, but still no SMS groups, or... dare I say, a method of multiple users/group selection for any kind of sane use like SMS or contact manipulation. So where is the no-brainer BlueTooth file/contact/photo transfer? Oh..? What was that? You thought no-one uses that either? WAKE UP JOBS!
These are the kinds of things that ALL half-decent so-called 'smart' phones have been doing for the past 5+ years!
So Apple, it's not cool, thats just sheer ignorance and you continue in missing unfathomable opportunities to capture a desperately hungry wider audience and decimate the opposition simultaneously! Get of your flippin' fat arse and sort it out!
'Cause if you dont take the rest of the world into perspective, the jailbreakers will continue to show you what your own hardware is capable of, and most people will never reap the benefits. Full steam ahead iPhone/iPad DevTeam!
Sent from my <insert brand name here>
They put that crap as the default email signature in these things. You can easily remove it of course, but they bank on the fact that their customers will not know/bother thereby spamming their friends, relatives and business contacts with advertising for <insert brand name here>
Flames, because marketing suits will spend eternity amongst them.
Sent from my Jailbroken iPhone
He's still got your money!
Hence, You sir are a FOOL!
sent from my pc.