Chrome OS will soon let you tether to an #iphone over USB

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Chrome OS will soon be able to tether to an iPhone over USB, allowing Apple’s phones to share a mobile data connection without the battery drain of doing it wirelessly. News of the feature was first reported by Chrome Unboxed, which spotted it in a commit to Chromium’s source code. Along with consuming less battery power, the commit also notes that USB tethering should be more reliable than Wi-Fi.

Chrome OS has supported USB tethering to Android for a while now, and it also supports Instant Tethering where a Chromebook can automatically prompt and then connect you to a phone when it doesn’t have a data connection. It’s not quite as seamless as having LTE data access built directly into a device, but it’s definitely better than having to…

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