Steve Jobs a confirmé par un email envoyé par un Suedois qu’il ne serait pas possible d’exploiter la connexion Internet d’un iPhone pour s’en servir sur l’iPad. Voici la question et la réponse de Jobs:

I’ll keep it short.

I’m Jezper from Sweden, a long time Apple fan, currently about to replace the very last computer at home with a brand spanking new iMac i7. I’m also awaiting the release of the iPad. However, I have one question:

Will the wifi-only version somehow support tethering thru my iPhone?

Two devices, based on the same OS, with already built-in technology to share one data plan suggests a secondary contract could possibly be redundant.

From the look of your keynote, where the iPad sits well between my MacBook Pro and my iPhone, I was hoping the three of them could interact as seamless as possible.

All the best,
Jezper Söderlund[a f
amous DJ in his own right]

Jobs’ answer?


Sent from my iPhone

Aucune limite technique ne semble expliquer cette décision, qui a sans doute été prise pour faire plaisir aux opérateurs.