Great news for you iPhone tether’rs out there, a new tether app has finally hit the App Store. Tether.com which has apps on both BlackBerry and Android has made an iOS version called iTether that just hit the App Store. The app allows users to share their iPhone’s internet connection with their Mac or PC computer over USB, without resorting to jail-breaking.
This is pretty amazing, especially since Apple usually doesn’t allow these kind of applications to become available on the App Store because of its agreements with carriers. This is because carriers such as AT&T and Verizon can charge customers additional fees for tethering as an add-on service for $20/month. So right now you can snatch up iTether from the App Store for $14.99. Everything is still going steady, the company feels that there app may not be getting pulled. Tether claims “We were very clear with Apple what our app did. They asked us a bunch of questions and then approved us.”
That said, there is a couple of things you should keep in mind. First, it’s yet to be seen if Apple will pull it or not. Just because iTether is available now doesn’t mean it will remain that way, but if Apple does pull the app from the App Store, it should continue to work for those who bought it. So don’t sweat it if you’ve purchased the app and it gets pulled. Second, excessive unauthorized tethering can result in warnings from your carrier, namely AT&T — but that’ll only happen if you suck up data like a vacuum.
Updated: Looks like Tether has been removed from the App Store. Any attempts to access the app are me with the dreaded: “The item you’ve requested is not currently available in the US store.” warning.