iOS 4.3 is here and now updated onto my iPhone 4 and iPad. It was a very smooth upgrade and there weren’t anyproblems with making things work, which is always a relief.
The big draw for 4.3 in most places is the addition of the Personal Wireless Hotspot. I was kind of excited about this one myself, but I kept remembering a tweet by Son-san. No tethering via SoftBank. Forget about it. Hmm, I wonder if we should drop the unlimited data too… Ok, those are paraphrases, but the idea is correct. And 4.3 in Japan via SoftBank does not include the hotspot. I am looking around on the web to see if I can find any mention of it on any of the blogs, but no luck so far.
While it would be really nice to have a built in hotspot, at least there are some options available. There are at least 3 other viable alternatives at eMobile, DoCoMo and SoftBank themselves. I was just hoping to not have to come out of pocket even more for something that could already be on my phone.
Maybe KDDI/AU will get the iPhone/iPad and we can get a little competition to move the bars a bit.