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iPhone Tethering Isn’t Necessary

Friday, 09 January 2009

Tethering is a niche need with a much smaller constituency than Microsoft Exchange support. And if we’re looking for “gee wiz” features to be added to the iPhone, they’ll probably be things that the a large percentage of iPhone users will at least try.

Dave makes some points about the iPhone’s target market. I think that technology savvy people never were the primary market Apple wanted and still wants to reach. The mass market with the average John and Jessica is one of the most profitable markets for companies.

What’s up with tethering? I don’t really think it’s so important. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack – pointless. The iPhone is a great device with huge capabilities, at least enough for over 90% of its users. It’s far better to use a separate USB stick. The iPhone doesn’t have the best battery and I still want to use the device as a phone. All day long.

[via Inside iPhone]