One of the big new iPhone OS 3.0 features confirmed at the WWDC keynote was tethering: from later this month, you’ll be able to hook your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S up to a computer and pipe that 3G/HSDPA goodness straight through. But we didn’t hear what the state of play would be with the iPhone network in the UK, O2. Now we know though: find out when you’ll be able to lash your iPhone to your laptop, and for how much, right here!
Along with Find My iPhone, tethering was one of the key new features in iPhone OS 3.0 on show at WWDC. When the iPhone OS 3.0 download arrives on 17 June, you’ll be able to jump online with an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S via USB or Bluetooth, and on Mac or PC.
O2 has confirmed that it’ll be offering tethering with iPhone from 19 June, when the iPhone 3G S launches, but there’s a cost of course: for 3GB of data, the O2 Bolt On will set you back £14.68 a month, while 10GB will set you back £29.36, though both include the Cloud Wi-Fi.
We’re a little bit surprised at the pricing – they’re exactly the same as O2 mobile broadband dongles with an 18 month contract, and it’s not like any extra hardware is needed. Still, with a tethering bolt on at least you’ve got an opt out whenever you want. We’ll be testing out tethering with the iPhone 3G S as soon as we get our mitts on one over here.