CONFIRMED!! iOS 4.3 Adds Personal Hotspot To GSM iPhone 4 / 3GS



Its now official, iOS 4.3 has brought WiFi ‘Personal Hotspot‘ feature To GSM iPhones. Less than a couple of hours ago, Apple dropped iOS 4.3 beta 1 build 8F5148b exclusive to the developers and reports of  many new features have started pouring in, the biggest highlight being the WiFi ‘Personal HotSpot’ option as seen in yesterday’s Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 which was found running iOS 4.2.5. Though it is not yet confirmed if the feature is carrier dependent or not but we do know that on a supported carrier, users will be able to connect up to five devices simultaneously over WiFi to share their iPhone’s data connection using the ‘Personal Hotspot’ feature.

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There is no official word yet from AT&T regarding the Personal Hotspot feature but early reports coming in suggest that the feature is still a “no go” on AT&T iPhones. We’ll keep posting updates as the story develops further. If you’d like to add something, don’t forget to put it down in the comments section below!

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  • Norm

    My experience and what I have seen posted from other 3Gs users is that WiFi Personal Hotspots will is only available on iPhone 4. 3Gs users still get the menu item, but it’s limited to Bluetooth and USB in much the same what the older “tethering” options worked.

    • If that’s true, it’s a big letdown. Users can always jailbreak and use MyWi though