iTether is pulled from App Store

Now you see it ... and now you don't!

It seems that Apple has pulled the plug on the USB tethering app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that it had earlier approved.

The app was called iTether and is available for $14.99. Now it seems to have vanished from the App Store. No word yet from the developer as to why.

I'm not surprised.

My guess is that there was a backlog of apps to approve after Thanksgiving and it slipped through the cracks. Still, it was so blatantly against the rules that I'm surprised it got through in the first place.

The app hit the #1 top grossing app in the App Store and #3 in the UK shortly after its release.

Tether also makes tethering software for BlackBerry and Android platforms too.

According to a post made on Twitter by Tether, the company got this into the App Store because it ‘played by the rules.’ Hmmm, maybe not.

[UPDATE: Tether's official statement can be found here.]

I told you to get it while you could! Did you get iTether before Apple pulled it? If so, what do you think?