The notoriously private Steve Jobs has made quite a name for himself with his terse email responses to users. Most recently, Jobs responded to an email regarding whether or not iPhone users would be able to tether their device to the wi-fi model iPad to get on the Web. After all, if you have 2 Apple devices, should you really have to pay AT&T twice for Internet access? Well, it turns out that you do.
Last week, a user from Sweden emailed the following to Jobs:
I’ll keep it short.
I’m Jezper from Sweden, a long time Apple fan, currently about to replace the very last computer at home with a brand spanking new iMac i7. I’m also awaiting the release of the iPad. However, I have one question:
Will the wifi-only version somehow support tethering thru my iPhone?
Two devices, based on the same OS, with already built-in technology to share one data plan suggests a secondary contract could possibly be redundant.
From the look of your keynote, where the iPad sits well between my MacBook Pro and my iPhone, I was hoping the three of them could interact as seamless as possible.
All the best,
Jezper Söderlund[a famous DJ in his own right]
Well as it turns out, Soderlund is in fact a well-known DJ. Check it out. Though I’m not really sure why he felt the need to bring it up in his email.
Anyways, Jobs subsequently responded with a one word answer that simply stated, “No.”
Comically, the sig line “Sent from my iPad” was more verbose than Jobs’ actual answer.