So clearly, “late summer” means early fall. Great work AT&T!
Anyways, upon hearing about the release of iPhone OS 3.1, I remembered reading a rumor that AT&T could likely give us the long awaited MMS functionality on this day. Well, according to Gizmodo, not so much, but at least we finally have a date for it, September 25th.
The best part of this whole AT&T failure from that article is that, despite previous claims, the issue with MMS was indeed a subpar network:
We know that iPhone users will embrace MMS. The unique capabilities and high usage of the iPhone’s multimedia capabilities required us to work on our network MMS architecture to carry the expected record volumes of MMS traffic and ensure an excellent experience from Day One. We appreciate your patience as we work toward that end.
Oh and don’t expect tethering to hit your iPhone September 25th either, that is definitely not happening. AT&T has actually said their network wouldn’t be able to cut it and they are coming up with a pricing plan. There is no hard date…or even a guess at one as of now.
And yes, AT&T is still the only carrier in the world to not have MMS and tethering support at this time for the iPhone.