Whoops! That’s what the App Store review team at Apple will be saying when they see what they let slip by today. A $15 app by the name of “iTether” lets you have unlimited tethering from your iPhone’s 3G connection to your Mac or Windows computer.
We’ve tested the app out, and it actually works! So much for the carriers’ expensive personal hotspot plans.
From the App Store description:
Tether is an application that allows your Mac and PC to take advantage of your smartphone’s data plan, providing you access to the Internet on your laptop anywhere there is cellular coverage from your smartphone.
Tether is easy to install, easy to use, works practically anywhere, and is very cost-effective.
We have to concur with the statement that iTether is “easy to use.” There are literally no settings to configure on either the desktop or iPhone. Simply launch the app on the iPhone, connect the iPhone to a Mac/PC, and start using the internet!
If you don’t have an unlimited data plan, then you obviously want to be careful about using up your plan quickly on a desktop computer. We have no clue if iTether hides its traffic to keep carriers from seeing unauthorized tethering, so there’s a chance that you could get a friendly message from your carrier about needing to upgrade to a tethering plan.
Update: And yanked.