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Unlimited tethering app appears in App Store

updated 12:30 am EST, Tue November 29, 2011

Shares 3G data with Macs, PCs

An app that allows unlimited tethering from an iPhone or 3G iPad to a Mac or PC has appeared in the App Store, called iTether and costing $15. The app requires that users download a free matching Mac or Windows application from the developers' website after installing the iOS app, but once this is done users simply connect the iPhone or iPad to the Mac or Windows machine via a USB dock connector cable to share the connection.

Apple has been known to remove similar apps from the App Store, raising the possibility that iTether will also be removed at some point. Carriers such as AT&T do not allow such tethering and have told users who tether that their plans will be involuntarily upgraded to a more expensive option.

The program appears to allow connections to work at the same speeds as the iPhone or iPad can use for 3G data natively. For now, the program is still available from the App Store.








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  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Site

    Hmm, the site appears to be down, although the companion app downloaded.

  1. facebook_Patrick

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    Joined: Nov 2011

    0

    Download the mac app

    The site is down so I put a copy of the tether-iphone.dmg on my blog: http://patjem.nl/tether-iphonedmg-app . This way you can buy the app in the iTune store and install the software on your Mac.

  1. himistu22

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Sucks

    I guess you have to register to use it... and now it is down, you can't register to use it.... so it doesn't work. Blew $15!

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Looks like a quick

    money making fix for the developer. Apple will yank it out in a week.

  1. driven

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Gone already

    It's gone already. They posted an official statement to their web-page. (Linked to from their @TetherCom twitter account.)

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