Apple pretty quickly dragged the iPhone tethering app back behind the App Store shed, pressed a muzzle to its temple and pulled the trigger until the barrels went ‘click, click.’ Predictable, really. But do Apple and AT&T have any plans to offer tethering to their iPhone customers? After all, they already offer the service to their Blackberry customers? If not, where’s the hold up: Apple or AT&T?
An annoyed Gizmodo reader sent Steve Jobs an email, asking what the deal was. Jobs’ response was curt and to the point: “We agree [with all of your points] and are discussing it with ATT.”
My guess is AT&T isn’t going to sneeze at an extra $30 or so a month to charge their tethered iPhone customers, but AT&T is having enough of a headache keeping their 3G smooth without having to deal with Joe Poopsock’s iPhone-tethered World of Warcraft raids. When the 3G issues for regular iPhone customers are fixed, they’ll turn their attention to tethering.