Confirmed: iOS 4.3 to bring Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot to GSM/AT&T iPhone

Confirmed: iOS 4.3 to bring Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot to GSM/AT&T iPhone

by Chris Oldroyd, Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011, 37 Comments

According to a Boy Genius source, and as reported yesterday, iOS 4.3 will definitely be coming to all iPhones and include the Hotspot feature which we saw at the Verizon event yesterday. Accoring to the source, the OS version will be 8F5148b and will have a baseband 04.08.00.

The release will not be until sometime in March however; so do not expect it to hit GSM devices as soon as the Verizon iPhone is launched, we are going to have to wait a little while longer. Also like we said yesterday, we imagine that the feature will be very dependent on your carriers approval, as will any surcharges for it. Maybe AT&T will take the opportunity to be an early adopter to keep existing customers and attract new ones too, here’s hoping!

Just as a refresher, the Personal Hotspot feature will allow up to five Wi-Fi devices to connect to and share your iPhone’s cellular data connection.


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Seriously, there really is no reason for me to care about the Verizon iPhone. My AT&T coverage is great and I’ll never switched. It has saved my ass in some VERY random places where I’ve had car trouble.

People bitching about the coverage really do have some random problems and I really believe its the squeaky wheel.

Go ahead, switch to Verizon. Hope you have fun not surfing while you talk on that shitty excuse they have for 3G.

I am an AT&T fan. Suck it.

Author: Joel Vincent

Growth Hacker and wine lover

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