MMS Picture-Messaging (Finally) Come to iPhone September 25th
In a sign that AT&T may finally be inching its metaphorical head out of its collective nether regions, the company will be bringing the "far-out" technology of MMS (plain, old 'picture messages' to the rest of us) to the iPhone on September 25th.
The date falls a few days past the end of summer, the initially projected time of release, but AT&T's Brad Mays insists the move was made only to provide its customers with the best possible experience. "We support more iPhone customers than any other carrier in the world, so we took the time necessary to make sure our network is ready to handle what we expect will be a record volume of MMS traffic," he said in a prepared statement. "We truly appreciate our customers' patience and hope they'll understand our desire to get it right from the start."
And yet despite the appreciative words, it's clear that AT&T's head remains firmly in (that nefarious) place; the company has said that tethering will not be an option in the near future, due to the network's inability to handle the resulting traffic. Oh, and one final bit of lameness: MMS will only work on iPhone 3G and 3GS models. And on nearly every other cell phone made in the past five years. So original iPhone owners have to, well, deal with it.
To be fair, we should also point out that phone calls on any model iPhone still suck. Yay, AT&T! [From: TUAW]