So the iPhone 3G will finally be arriving in a couple of weeks. And with it is Apple’s new MobileMe service, iPhone 2.0 software, and a lower introductory price when compared against the first-gen model. The sad reality, though, is that the iPhone 3G still lacks features that even basic phones possess. Most notably, support for multimedia messages or MMS.
However, according to some AT&T misfits, there’s an AT&T employee memo going around that lists MMS support as a feature in the iPhone 3G. If true, this would finally silence the legion of iPhone-haters who have been gunning on the lack of MMS feature since the first time the iPhone launched.
But if you think about the abundance of an iPhone data plan, and how easy it is already to send out an e-mail/web page with a photo/song/video, would you really need MMS?
One day, Internet access will become so widespread that communication in other connected methods will only become obsolete. Just as VoIP trumps regular landlines, and IM beats the heck out of SMS, soon MMS will be a thing of the past. Provided, of course, that the Internet access infrastructure gets well taken care of. And if not, well then I guess there’ll be no choice but good, old fashioned mobile telephony. MMS would still be useful. But then again, this is only a rumor, so Apple still doesn’t get any points for this.
Via iPhone Atlas
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