MMS support and Bluetooth transfer expected with iPhone OS 3.1?

MMS support and Bluetooth transfer expected with iPhone OS 3.1?
Apple iPhone owners have been waiting patiently for the promised MMS support – even with summer already winding down and fall just knocking on our doors. For those who are itching for the day to arrive, AT&T is hinting to a possible release of iPhone OS 3.1 as soon as later this month. It's speculated that the update will deliver MMS messaging which has been a major feature that is still not supported. In addition, Bluetooth file transfer is also expected to come out of the update. In the mean time, it looks like we'll have to wait until the middle of next week, September 9, to hear any confirmation. Apple plans on talking to the public and industry on how it plans to improve its iPod products. With Microsoft already setting the stage to have Windows Mobile 6.5 up and running, Apple may take the spotlight away from them with an announcement.

source: 9to5Mac

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9 Comments

1. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I was under the impression this was an AT&T issue, not an Apple issue.

2. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yeah that's what I've thought all along. And that's what Apple claimed at the conference when they released the 3GS as well. Stating that with the release of OS update 3.0 that the capabilities were there, but that the ball was now in ATTs court respectively to provide the support. So who's to blame?

3. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Both. If either of them really were pushing for it, they could have pressured the other... It's been over two years and the iPhone still does not have this technology!

4. Vlondril

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

i agree with u fanboy....and i WORK for att....lol.....guess imma sucker.....but i hafta feed the kids :)

7. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Me too! haha!! And one of my phones is an iPhone! Get it done already!

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i know right...hurry up already!!

5. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I read somewhere else that AT&T said MMS would be functional Sept 25th. It didn't clarify if they will start flipping switches that day, if one switch will enable everyone's MMS, or if a software update will be required. Either way, it's good news for iPhone 3G and 3GS users. It did state the original iPhone will not have MMS capability. Still sounds like this is an AT&T issue as opposed to an Apple issue. The issue with tethering has not been addressed yet.

6. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Why is Apple and ATT playing with people? you know they have the capability. You mean to tell me i can use the iphone to watch movies and project it on a tv ( that what i do with mine) but yet you can't figure out MMS that B.S it all a business plan to get people to buy more iphone b/c that was one of the major reason not to get one in the early days....if there was any phone the should only be able to send and recieves pictures through email only it would be a blackberry b/c they are email based devices not the iphone.

9. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I don't see how the lack of MMS is a "business plan" for the iPhone. I think this was a technical issue similar to the one that Alltel faced with the Blackberry Pearl. MMS messages do not work like SMS messages and require a sevice in the background, I'm sure the service had some sort of compatibility issues. I can't imagine it was in Apple or AT&T's best interest to hold off the release of this function.

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