The Verizon iPhone is finally here, and it’s got a little feature we hadn’t seen on the AT&T version: Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. This means that the device will be able to act as a hotspot for up to five gadgets.
It sounds like you’ll activate the hotspot feature using a setting which will be included on the Verizon devices, but of course you’ll have to keep in mind that Verizon does not allow for voice and data usage simultaneously.
No word on how pricing will work for the hotspot feature just yet.
Whether AT&T iPhone owners will ever see the same feature is still up in the air as well, but Apple’s Phil Schiller did briefly touch on the topic according to Ars Technica:
He also hinted-but did not confirm-that AT&T could possibly introduce the hotspot feature one day. “We did the hotspot feature because it’s something Verizon offers, they have a system and specs for it in place,” Schiller said. “We can’t say if it will come to AT&T.”
AT&T has also chimed in to say that they are “evaluating” Apple’s new mobile hotspot feature, but have “no plans to announce today,” according to Business Insider.
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