The software has been updated to 2.0.1, giving us zippier performance and fewer bugs. Apple is ramping up production to keep pace with the public's rabid demands. So what's coming next for the iPhone 3G? Oh, lots.
TechCrunch is reporting that Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics company that makes all those little iPhone 3Gs, is ramping up production of the device to 800,00 units a week. The information comes from a source close to Apple.
If the information is correct, Foxconn would produce 41,600,000 iPhones a year. That number shatters the estimated 25 million iPhones predicted to be produced over the life of the device.
With Apple planning to release the iPhone 3G in more countries, they may need the extra couple million.
If you're interested in tethering your MacBook to your iPhone and you're certain you won't run afoul of your carrier, you might want to check it out here.
UPDATE: Well, that was short lived. NetShare has once again been pulled form the iTunes App Store. Nullriver states on their site, that as of August 1, they still have not received word from Apple on why the app was pulled. Apple has yet to comment on the matter.
NullRiver released NetShare, a tethering app, in the iTunes App Store only to have it pulled after a few minutes. the app would have allowed iPhone owners to share their mobile internet connection with their laptop.
Yeah we know, it would have been great.
NullRiver states on their website that they haven't received any word from Apple on why the app was pulled from the store, and that the app doesn't violate any developer or App Store agreements.
"Furthermore, plans(unless specifically designated for tethering usage) cannot be used for any applications that tether the device (through use of, including without limitation, connection kits, other phone/PDA-to computer accessories, Bluetooth® or any other wireless technology) to Personal Computers (including without limitation, laptops), or other equipment for any purpose."
Nullriver hopes that Apple will release the app in countries without tethering restrictions in their mobile contracts.