updated 03:55 pm EDT, Thu August 13, 2009
iPhone MMS lawsuit
A new class action lawsuit has accused Apple and AT&T of misrepresenting MMS availability on the iPhone, reports say. Filed in a Louisiana district court, the suit observes that Apple has heavily promoted MMS -- the standard means of sharing cellphone photos and video -- using print, TV, radio and the web. AT&T is said to be involved in similar campaigns.
The problem, according to plaintiffs, is that MMS has not been an option for AT&T subscribers since June's debut of the iPhone 3.0 firmware, which nominally enabled the technology. Apple has moreover acknowledged that the AT&T network cannot handle MMS at the moment; instead, customers are told in small web print that support is due by "late summer." The plaintiffs say they expect at least 10,000 people to be represented by the class action.