By Harry McCracken | Friday, June 5, 2009 at 6:36 pm
I don’t want to start any wild rumors, but here’s an intriguing comment that just got added to the post I wrote way back in early November when AT&T Wireless’s CEO said that iPhone users would “soon” be able to tether their phones to their laptops as wireless modems:
Andy Mc Says:
June 5th, 2009 at 4:46 pm I spoke to an AT&T store rep today, and he DISCOURAGED me from buying their laptop connect card and $60/month plan. Instead, he told me to wait until June 9, gave me his card, and said to call back to add the tethering plan to my current iPhone for $30/month more.
June 9th, of course, is the day after Apple’s WWDC keynote, an event at which it would not be startling to learn that tethering is finally ready to roll. Tethering is enabled by the iPhone 3.0 software. Does that mean that part of Monday’s WWDC keynote will be the news that iPhone 3.0 is ready for immediate downloading by iPhone owners?
Maybe. Blog comments aren’t utterly reliable, and neither is the advice of random phone-store reps. But it’s something to chew on, at least. And it feels more plausible than the new iPhone hardware being available on Monday.
I make no predictions, but hope that the clerk Andy talked to knew what he was talking about and had loose lips…