Apple, AT&T face class-action lawsuits over lack of MMS on iPhone15
The handset's firmware upgrade to version 3.0 added MMS support to the phone among other new features. But it remains up to AT&T to actually "turn on" the service and the carrier continues to say that it will support MMS on the handset by late summer. Apple will not respond to questions from the press. Each plaintiff is seeking damages in the amount that they paid for their iPhone 3G or 3GS and both suits say that the impact of the "controversy" exceeds $5 million dollars. The Louisiana filing states that at least 10,000 people will be joining the class while the Illinois suit is expecting class membership of around 100,000 individuals.
Both firms together remain as defendants in a New York filed lawsuit that claims that the AT&T 3G network does not have the bandwidth advertised by the carrier, and that the iPhone is prone to getting physical defects.
source: InformationWeek, AppleInsider