Apple and AT&T’s omission of MMS (picture messaging) messaging on the original iPhone was a point of contention for many. While the rest of us were more than happy to email our photos through the iPhone’s highly-integrated and intuitive email application, there were those out there that felt burned by Apple’s decision to keep MMS off the iPhone.
Now, it seems, Apple and AT&T are getting ready to make sure that the iPhone 3G will have the ability to send those seldom-used MMS messages to other MMS-capable handsets on AT&T’s network. An internal AT&T memo list MMS support as a feature of the iPhone 3G.
If true, we could see picture, text, and possibly even video messaging supported on the next-generation iPhone platform. And, considering that AT&T isn’t including any free SMS text messages with the iPhone rate plans, we could see AT&T launching a bundled iPhone MMS and SMS text messaging package.
The AT&T memo was confirmed by an AT&T customer service representative. So, consider this a rumor until we know otherwise – what with AT&T customer service reps being known for their accurate knowledge and all.
Note: The image above is not the AT&T iPhone MMS feature. This is a screenshot of a native iPhone application that enables MMS.
[Via: iPhone Atlas]