updated 11:25 pm EDT, Thu August 27, 2009
MMS court filings
A dissatisfied iPhone user believes Apple and AT&T have violated laws against misleading trade practices surrounding the unsuccessful launch of MMS messaging. Deborah Carr filled a lawsuit against the two companies on Wednesday, referencing various Apple and AT&T support documents that discuss MMS messaging. The court filing acknowledges a disclaimer by Apple that states MMS messaging would not be available until the end of the summer, but suggests the disclaimer is written in an extremely small font that is nearly impossible to read.
The plaintiff has demanded $5,000,001,000, citing a breach of contract by both companies.
"Millions of customers, as a result of the false and deceptive representations and concealments of Apple and AT&T purchased the 3G and 3GS, waiting for the wonderful day in June 2009 when the new application would be available which would allow MMS," the filing states. "Unfortunately, after downloading the new 3.0 Software Update application, MMS still did not work on both the 3G and 3GS."
The disclaimer by Apple and AT&T suggests that "MMS support from AT&T will be available in late summer," giving the companies until September 22 -- the official start of fall -- to produce the service.