iPhone 3.0 may let you connect your laptop to the Internet via your iPhone

Tethering has been high on the wish list of many iPhone users — that is, using your iPhone to connect your laptop to the Internet when you're not in the range of Wi-Fi. MacRumors is reporting that a developer who is testing iPhone 3.0 accidentally brought up the tethering preference pane and successfully used it. Apparently Apple acknowledged that this feature is in 3.0 but hasn't coordinated with the carriers, who typically charge an additional monthly fee for this function.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.