When AT&T customers in the U.S. finally have access to tethering on their iPhone, it won’t work with Apple’s iPad due to software limitations, not AT&T policy.
Reports surfaced online Thursday that tethering between the iPhone and iPad would not be possible. AppleInsider contacted AT&T, and was told that the matter is a question for Apple, as the iPad apparently does not allow tethering via USB or Bluetooth.
"This is not a policy issue," an AT&T spokesman told AppleInsider, deferring to Apple for further information on the subject.
This seems like something Apple needs to sort out. Very dumb that AT&T says tethering is meant to support netbooks and ‘other computing devices’ but won’t support the iPad. Between this and the disappearing act on the iPad 3G unlimited data plans, it’s all bad news right now for iPad owners who want more 3G data options.
It’s a feature that could be added via a future software update – and I can’t think of any good reason why it shouldn’t be.
Via: Apple Insider