Verizon iPhone 4 is real. Comes with Personal Hotspot feature

It is really no surprise that the Verizon event is for iPhone 4. Finally! I’m so glad that I don’t need to hear another Verizon iPhone rumor again. Great! Now, don’t start a Sprint or T-Mobile iPhone rumor. I have enough.
We didn’t see any white iPhone 4 at the event although Verizon’s website did show a White iPhone 4. That is most likely a mistake. Whoever vet the website should be spanked.
But we did see something unexpected. The Verizon iPhone 4 comes with a Personal Hotspot feature. The Personal Hotspot allows the iPhone 4 to connect up to 5 WIFI enabled devices. This basically turns the iPhone into a Mifi or a mobile 3G router. Android Froyo and above have this feature built in.
According to Engadget’s first hands on posting, the Personal Hotspot feature is found inside the iOS setting page. Which makes me wonder….. will our GSM iPhone be getting this Personal Hotspot feature too?
From the look of it, I think we will most likely get the Personal Hotspot feature in the next iOS firmware update. *Fingers crossed*
Update: It appears that the Verizon iPhone 4 is running iOS 4.2.5. The latest version of iOS is 4.2.1.
Disclaimer: These views are my own and are not representative of those of my employer

1 comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *