Tuesday, August 25, 2009

iPhone MMS Fail Prompts Lawsuit

A new lawsuit has been filed in a Louisiana court against Apple and AT&T, under the Unfair Trade Practices Act. The lawsuit was filed because both companies are being accused of falsely advertising the function of MultiMedia Messaging Service (MMS) for the iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 3.0 OS update. There has already been an iPhone 3.0.1 Beta 3 release, but still no MMS. The lawsuit is expected to represent at least 10,000 customers. AT&T claims in the fine print that “MMS support from AT&T is coming by late summer.” But fall is almost here, and I don’t think that there will be another update anytime soon, just because it’s been over 2 years since the 1st generation iPhone was released, and there has been rumors of MMS since the original release.

I do think that AT&T is working with Apple to create a MMS plan update, but I doubt that it’s going to come anytime soon. I think that this lawsuit was totally necessary, because Apple and AT&T both falsely advertised something that was highly anticipated since they started advertising the iPhone 3GS. I personally own an iPhone, and I am very upset that AT&T doesn't support MMS. So I am very interested about how this case is going to turn out. Hopefully this will help AT&T speed up the process of releasing the update.

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