Only Internet-years behind the rest of the cell phone toting, SMS messaging texting world, iPhone users are finally able to send MMS messages. MMS messages are “Multimedia Messaging Service” messages, meaning that instead of just text, you can send multimedia items such as pictures and videos.
Of course, even now, the MMS functionality on the iPhone doesn’t “just work”, despite that being the buzz about all products Apple – most new Apple users are amazed at how true it is of Apple products that “it just works.”
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In order to start taking advantage of the new MMS capability on your iPhone, you need to first connect your iPhone to your computer, let iTunes launch, and then click “Check for Update”. You then need to download the “carrier settings update” file and install it.
Then you need to disconnect your iPhone from your computer, and restart it.
But Apple can’t be blamed for the fact that you have to go through this and that it doesn’t “just work.” The moment Apple got into bed with AT&T, they sold their soul for that unholy alliance.
All this said, if you’re sporting an original iPhone and want to SMS an MMS, you’re SOL. MMS functionality is only available on iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS models.
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