Another Tethering App Sneaks Into the App Store [Updated]

By , Jan 30, 2012

This is not the first time a tethering app passes Apple approval process to make its way to the App Store.

A couple months ago we told you about iTether, an app that brought tethering to the iPhone without even bothering hiding its true feature. At the time, iTether was so obvious that we really wondered how this app had made it through the app approval process. It got pulled shortly after, but a few early buyers were able to get their hands on the app and tether their iPhones for free.

Today, a new app managed to fool Apple’s team of app reviewers by camouflaging the tethering feature under an app that looks completely legit…

This new app is called QuasiDisk. Disguised as a file manager, the application actually hides a tethering feature that allows you to share the data connection of your iPhone with your laptop.

As you can see on this video, the steps aren’t as easy as you would want them to be. But if you’re in for a cheap way to tether your iPhone without jailbreaking, this will be your best option right now.

Of course, if you’re already jailbroken, we suggest you pitch in a few more bucks and go with TetherMe or MyWi.

QuasiDisk is available from the App Store for $1.99. If you’re interested, get it while you can because it won’t be there for long.

UPDATE: It’s now been pulled from the App Store. No surprise here.

[9to5Mac]

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  • jose castro

    looks like there is some security problems, looks very very shaddy

    • http://twitter.com/mgalicki Mike Galicki

      Link to security exposure?

      • jose castro

        im sure, no one knows what this app can do seriously, if apple could not find it before they approved it, who knows what this guy did.

  • http://twitter.com/fireh0tz fireh0tz

    if it could hide tether from app team, what could it be hiding from us?

    • jose castro

      amen dude amen

    • http://twitter.com/goldstanza Austin Hawryluk

      Ya some guy named bill something was killed in an “accident” cuz he was going to show the world how to release a jailbreak tool in the app store without apple knowing as long as no one tattles

      • jose castro

        its a conspiracy, our broke goverment was paid by apple lol

      • http://twitter.com/ohkay___ E

        “bill ‘something’” that’s a lot of info

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O4YH3DB3DMNPDMS6SDLUWU7N2M HerpDerp

        Yeah, good ol’ Bill Something. Remember that time at that place when he did that thing that he does and we were all like, “Yeah, that’s a person doing a thing!”

        Yup, that Bill Something was sure some kind of someone. RIP.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jedediah.kramer Jedediah Kramer

        It was Bill Brasky. He orchestrated the merger between UNICEF and Smith and Wesson. Brasky got his wife pregnant, and she gave birth to a delicious sixteen ounce steak. The afterbirth was sautéed mushrooms. Brasky directed that commercial where the women play basketball in high heels.

  • http://twitter.com/wormeyman Eric Johnson

    wow poorly made video, i hate it when people film videos in portrait mode.

  • Kok Hean

    Let’s see how long this app lasts on the App Store.

    • jose castro

      lets make bets

  • http://twitter.com/Mic_Raw Michael Jensen

    Why is this so usefull?
    I mean, there’s already the function to enable hotspot in the iOS

    • Kok Hean

      Not everyone has this feature enabled for free.

  • http://www.iphoneglance.com iphoneglance

    This article is terrible, do you guys just want people’s app to get withdrawn from the app store for no reason whatsoever. Why are you reporting that QuasiDisk is a tethering app. I sure tethering is not the main purpose of the app. Someone just find out how to use one of the features to tether their iPhone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lukas-He/1807522954 Lukas He

    I don’t quite get, what i need an app like this or for example mywi for ? I just go to Settings/General/Network/Personal Hotspot and than i turn Personal hotspot on and set a password. Then i have a eifi network , to which i am able to connect with my laptop to and access the internet

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lukas-He/1807522954 Lukas He

      btw: it got pulled. its not available anymore

      • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.b.doyle Benjamin Doyle

        still there – you just go to cellular instead of “network”

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, but someone explain this please. Why exactly are these apps wrong/prohibited/banned? My first guess is that Apple, as always, doesn’t want 3rd-parties to compete with one of its native features, maybe?

  • http://twitter.com/Bu1137 Bu1137

    Woo Hoo!!! Another guilt free Installous download.