Friday, September 04, 2009

AT&T press release about the iPhone & MMS

AT&T announced yesterday that MMS would be on the iPhone on September 25 and would involve a software update - I'm guessing from Apple and I'm guessing this will be the 3.1 update.

The AT&T press release:

I found the press release honest and forthcoming ... but the constant complainers managed to see negatives.

From the press release:

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.

We’re riding the leading edge of smartphone growth that’s resulted in an explosion of traffic over the AT&T network. Wireless use on our network has grown an average of 350 percent year-over-year for the past two years, and is projected to continue at a rapid pace in 2009 and beyond. The volume of smartphone data traffic the AT&T network is handling is unmatched in the wireless industry. We want you to know that we’re working relentlessly to innovate and invest in our network to anticipate this growth in usage and to stay ahead of the anticipated growth in data demand, new devices and applications for years to come.

As I mentioned earlier, my sources tell me that there was a huge network security issue to work out as well.

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