updated 04:45 pm EDT, Tue August 11, 2009
MMS for US iPhones soon?
AT&T may almost be ready to deploy MMS messaging for the iPhone, one source suggests. A commentator notes that having upgraded to the iPhone 3.0.1 firmware last week, he suddenly began seeing MMS options where they had previously been taken away. Though present during the iPhone 3.0 beta, the options were ultimately removed for Americans due to AT&T's lack of support.
The carrier simultaneously promised summer availability for MMS, avoiding a specific date. AT&T iPhones are still unable to send media through the protocol, but software support could indicate that the company is almost finished laying the groundwork. The options will only show, allegedly, if a phone's AT&T firmware is at v5.0; most iPhone 3.0.1 devices continue to use v4.0. Owners can check firmware versions under the Settings > General > About menu.