AT&T says iPhone to get picture messaging Sept. 25

September 3, 2009

(AP) -- AT&T says the latest iPhone models will finally get the ability to send picture and video messages to other phones on Sept. 25.

Apple Inc.'s popular phone has lacked the ability to send messages using MMS, or Multimedia Messaging Service, since the first model launched in 2007.

The original model still won't be able to send MMS. Its users will have to keep sending pictures in . The new feature applies to the 3G model, launched last year, and the 3GS, launched this year.

A software update this summer prepared the latest phones for MMS, but AT&T, the sole carrier in the U.S., held off on enabling the feature to make sure its network could handle the traffic.

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explore further: AT&T to sell iPhone without contract for $599

Related Stories

Apple says it's fixed iPhone SMS vulnerability

July 31, 2009

(AP) -- Apple Inc. says it has fixed an iPhone vulnerability that lets hackers knock people offline - and possibly take over the phones - by sending them specially crafted text messages.

iPhone 3G S has slew of new features

July 8, 2009

If you've been thinking of buying an iPhone, the release of the iPhone 3G S makes it a lot easier to join Apple's telecom family. But if you already own an iPhone, deciding whether to buy this new model is a little more complicated.

Recommended for you

Privacy becomes a selling point at tech show

January 7, 2019

Apple is not among the exhibitors at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, but that didn't prevent the iPhone maker from sending a message to attendees on a large billboard.

China's Huawei unveils chip for global big data market

January 7, 2019

Huawei Technologies Ltd. showed off a new processor chip for data centers and cloud computing Monday, expanding into new and growing markets despite Western warnings the company might be a security risk.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.