Back in November last year, Tether released a $14.99 iOS app called iTether into the App Store which allowed unlimited USB tethering on any iPhone, even if the carrier restricted data tethering. As expected, Apple removed the app soon after but now, the same company has come up with another workaround only this time, it does not require an App Store download. At only $30/year, Tether has introduced a web-based tethering service which allows users to setup an Ad-Hoc network on their Mac, connect to that network from the iPhone and then just login to their iTether account using HTML5 to get started.
Quoting via MacRumors:
“It was clear from our initial application iTether, there was enormous demand within the iPhone ecosystem,” says Tim Burke, CEO of Tether. “It was unfortunate that Apple decided to remove our application, only 20 hours after we launched. However, this caused us to innovate. Our underlying patent-pending technology behind Tether for iPhone is unlike anything on the market.”
Tether’s new version for the iPhone is purely based on HTML5 and creates a completely wireless connection over AdHoc. This circumvents the need of buying the application directly from Apple’s App Store and allows any iPhone or iPad with a data connection to allow tethering.
Take a look at ‘iTether via HTML5’ in action: