updated 12:00 am EST, Sat March 6, 2010
Jobs answers iPad tethering bluntly
Apple chief Steve Jobs gave out a surprise direct answer to the question of iPad tethering tonight. After a Swedish fan e-mailed him personally to ask whether the Wi-Fi-only iPad could share an iPhone's connection, the company executive wrote back from his iPhone to answer a flat "no."
iPhone-to-iPad tethering wasn't expected to work as no Apple handhelds currently have options to receive a tethered connection unless it's already attached to a computer. Apple is also unlikely to enable such an option as the iPad with 3G potentially addresses most concerns.
The message from a reader is known to be accurate, according to the headers and routing information provided: while Jobs often has e-mail screened, the CEO is known to directly answer occasional questions when he feels a direct answer is necessary.