New iPad as a Personal Hotspot

by Volker Weber

My iPad received a provider update this morning, and suddenly it can be used as a Personal Hotspot. Apple says:

Personal Hotspot refers to the Internet-sharing feature on iPhone 3GS or later* and iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.

If a 3GS is powerful enough, I wonder why you need a 3rd generation iPad for this feature.

Comments

Das frage ich mich auch. Apples Restriktionen haben manchmal offenbar eher kommerzielle als technische Gründe ;-) Auch das iPhone 3GS erlaubt den Personal Hotspot leider nur via Bluetooth oder USB, aber nicht über WLAN.

Dieter Schmidt, 2012-06-10

Mein neues iPad hat auch ein Update erhalten, aber von T-Mobile, und da ist kein Personal Hotspot auswählbar. Schade. Kann an T-Mobile liegen, aber auch daran, dass es eine Multi-SIM ist, vielleicht lassen sie es damit nicht zu. Oder muss man das iPad mal neu starten dafür?

Dirk Steins, 2012-06-10

Will T-Mobile Extrakohle für die Nutzung als Personal Hotspot?

Volker Weber, 2012-06-10

Ich habe auch ein Betreiberupdate (Vodafone-Netz, Tarif umfasst Tethering-Option) erhalten. Personal Hotspot verfügbar auf meinem iPad 3rd Gen.

Sven Bühler, 2012-06-11

Why this couldn't work with an older iPad is a good question. Could be something to do with heat dissipation patterns that don't play well with the internal layout of the device.

I will say that the bigger battery in the iPad makes it the first truly practical mobile hotspot, but they don't call it a *hot*spot for nothing.

Kevin Pettitt, 2012-06-11

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