Steve Jobs Says No to Tethering iPad to an iPhone

Those of us in the U.S. with non-jailbroken iPhones don’t have the option of tethering computing devices to the iPhone’s 3G wireless data service. However, iPhone users in other parts of the world with more capable 3G networks do have this option.

The first Apple iPad models will only have WiFi wireless data capability. So, as PC World reports…

Apple’s iPad Won’t Tether with iPhone, Report Says

…an Apple fan in Sweden emailed Steve Jobs asking if it would be possible to tether the WiFi-only iPad to an iPhone to be able to use the iPad anywhere an iPhone has a wireless data signal. Mr. Jobs apparently replied directly and succinctly to this question: “No.”

All is not lost, however. You can use a WiFi-only iPad anywhere 3G signal is available in the U.S. if you use a MiFi 3G-to-WiFi router from either Sprint or Verizon. These small pocketable devices require a monthly data plan that costs $60 per month for either carrier.