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iTether pulled from the iOS App Store

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After several hours in the App Store, Apple has removed the iTether app, which allowed the iPhone to be used as a modem without a tethering plan.

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As expected, Apple has pulled iTether from the iOS App Store this morning less than a day after its arrival. If anything, it's a wonder that the $14.99 USB tethering app — which bypasses the operating system's (and carrier's) typical tethering and hotspot provisioning — managed to stay in the store for that long, especially considering the amount of press coverage it's gotten since going live. For those of you who shelled out the $15, congratulations — you've got a bit of a collector's item on your hands, assuming a future iOS update doesn't break the functionality. For the rest of you, though: back to your standard tethering plans.