iModem, one of the few for-purchase applications left that requires an iPhone to be jailbroken, allows users to tether their phones (use them as cellular data modems) via USB cables on Windows systems. Most tethering solutions thus far have required the use of a WiFi connection, requiring sometimes difficult setup.
A new release of iModem claims to do away with the need for proxy settings–a hallmark of tethering solutions–and also purports enhanced stability.
The tool requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista 32/64 bit and is priced at $10.
Apple previously removed NetShare, an originally approved tethering application, from the iPhone AppStore, encouraging some users to jailbreak (enable unofficial application installation) their phones and install the unauthorized solutions such as iPhoneModem or iModem.
Rumors hold that Apple is in talks with AT&T regarding sanctioned tethering. Steve Jobs is quoted as saying, in response to complaints about tethering, “We agree, and are discussing it with AT&T.”