Yesterday, Apple and Verizon announced the CMDA iPhone 4, which is nearly the same as the current GSM iPhone 4 apart from the resign of antenna. However, the iOS 4.2.5 carried by CDMA iPhone 4 bring a totally new feature- personal hot spot. This service can make the iPhone 4 act as a Wi-Fi access point for up-to 5 devices. Then these devices can connect to Verizon’s network. This personal hot spot is not available for GSM iPhone. So these AT&T iPhone users began to wonder when they could enjoy this service.
Today, Apple released the iOS 4.3 beta to the registered developers. And now we know the personal hot spot will be available to all iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3. However, the iOS 4.3 would not support the iPhone 3G, which means iPhone 3G users cannot use this function.
The iOS 4.3 is supposed to be released on March this year. As we all know, the iPad also runs the iOS. Another interesting question is whether this personal hot spot feature will come to iPad with iOS 4.3.