iOS 4.3 brings Personal Hotspot to iPhone

by Klaus on January 12, 2011

in iPhone, Tech News

As mentioned yesterday, the soon-to-released iPhone 4 with Verizon and iOS 4.2.5 will come with built-in personal hotspot, meaning you can connect up to 5 devices using Wi-Fi to your iPhone 4’s 3G data connection.

Now, it seems that iOS 4.3 will also have the built-in personal hotspot feature which will be available on all other iPhone’s – if your provider decides to support it, that is.

It’s still unknown when iOS 4.3 will be available and what other features/updates it will have, as well as which iPhone’s the hotspot feature will work with. Hopefully it’s not just the iPhone 4.

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Josiah January 12, 2011 at 19:03

Neat feature, should be pretty useful for friends that are on T-Mobile and Sprint users outside of 3G/4G coverage areas.


Rob McCance January 13, 2011 at 03:36

Won’t be useful for AT&T people with their 250MB and 2GB data plans.
Could be useful in emergency situations, but since you can get WiFi in nearly every business, these emergencies are becoming fewer and fewer.
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Jake Padman January 13, 2011 at 04:21

Sounds like the hotspot function will have to do for now, for those who want to connect their iPad to the Verizon network, although Francis Shammo of Verizon Communications Inc. indicated there will be an iPad model in the future made to connect through Verizon, presumably the iPad II believed to come out in March or April.
Actually Verizon has been selling iPads bundled with their MiFi hotspot device since late October 2010. Data charges for the MiFi are something like $20 for 10 gigs to $50 for 50 gigs a month.
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Warta January 14, 2011 at 03:02

Personal hotspot feature on iPhone? I Like it…..


Ron January 14, 2011 at 07:03

I love this fast pace technology upgrades. So amazing!


1stblogger January 14, 2011 at 13:16

Bang-up feature, should represent jolly effective
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TJ McDowell January 15, 2011 at 18:37

I definitely like the idea of being to connect anywhere with a high speed connection. I think especially for in the car or at the park situations, this could be especially handy.
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