Months before the iPhone OS 3.0 is released to the masses, one entrepreneurial developer has managed to crack into the phone’s Internet tethering capabilities. Steve Troughton-Smith unearthed the iPhone’s tethering preferences pane, connected his iPhone to his Mac via USB, and was allowed to use the phone as a modem. Problem is, he has no idea how he did it. From Twitter, he says, “To all: I have no idea how I did it. Sorry! I was hacking around with APNs in the Carrier.bundle itcc file.”
Internet tethering was rumored to be a feature on OS 3.0, and during the iPhone OS 3.0 conference, Senior VP for iPhone Software Scott Forstall said the OS 3.0 supported Internet tethering. Despite the iPhone’s capability, tethering was never made into an option.