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iPhone MMS Makes Early Debut for Some

iPhone MMS Makes Early Debut for SomeWhen AT&T claimed it was going to take a while to get MMS on the iPhone (partially because it had to be manually enabled for each account), the company wasn't lying, it appears. Many iPhone 3G and 3GS users are reporting that they're now able to send and receive multimedia messages, despite being nearly two weeks ahead of the announced September 25th launch date.

According to our friends over at TUAW, reports of iPhone users suddenly having access to MMS have been trickling in over the last few months. But recently, claims of having early access have increased to a dull roar. At least one of the TUAW staff even reports to have access.

This would makes sense. If AT&T wanted to have access for all iPhone 3G and 3GS users (sorry, 1st gen iPhoners) ready by September 25th, it would have to start turning the service on ahead of time. No one here at the Switched offices has yet seen MMS options show up in their iPhone settings, or received an unexpected picture message.



There doesn't seem to be much of a pattern to the deployment. According to PC World, reports of sudden MMS service are coming in from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and plenty of other places. But for every person in these locales who claims to have access, there are at least a couple who say they don't.

For now, all that most of us can do is wait. To make sure you're prepped for AT&T's long overdue launch of iPhone MMS, make sure you've updated to the latest iPhone OS (3.1 as of this writing). You'll need to update in order to receive the newest carrier profile (AT&T 5.0), which is supposedly necessary for MMS. [From: TUAW and PC World]

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