iPhone - suggestions as to why no MMS?

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  1. benfilan macrumors 6502

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    This may hve been discussed before, if it has, i apologise. but,

    what do you think apples reasoning was behind the exclusion of MMS? it seems relatively simple to include, its in nearly every single contract and PAYG phone out there, so why not on the iPhone?:rolleyes:
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I don't know. None of the BlackBerry's I've used over last three years have had it either. :confused:
     
  3. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    ........................ i got nothin...
     
  4. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Either because they are lazy, or because they are completely not in touch with how most of their target market use their phones.
     
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  6. benfilan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    apple, not in touch? they spent sooooo long planning and developing the iPhone. it just seems like such an obvious thing.
     
  7. benfilan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but aren't blackberrys quite business orientated? i could see why a blackberry wouldnt support it, but the iPhone is being marketed at everyone.
     
  8. OllyW Moderator

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    Probably for some really stupid reason, like Steve Jobs doesn't like MMS :rolleyes:
     
  9. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    With no real Exchange support, the iPhone is definitely pointed towards the consumer market - and the consumer market is who uses MMS the most. It definitely is an obvious thing to include.
     
  10. mrowl macrumors regular

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    it has email. and every mobile has an email address.
     
  11. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    It can't be hard, if you think about... It's an email. if you send it from a phone to an email its the number@mms.att.net so wtf... if a nokia 2610 can do it then its not a hard process.
     
  12. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Ha, but if you send a photo to an iPhone user's mobile email address, you can't view it on the iPhone. :rolleyes: Too confusing.
     
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  14. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    but who wants to tell people oh send me the pic to my email... let alone have your friends remember to send it to an email. and i really dont want to enter an additional email address to all 564 of my contacts.
     
  15. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    You are right. That is the most Apple-like user friendly solution anyone could come up with.

    In Leopard, you can't drag files to move them anymore - you have to use the terminal. No support for moving files easily, because you can still do it in the terminal.
     
  16. mrowl macrumors regular

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    Whats the point of having to look at a tiny grainy pic on a mobile?

    "OH! Look you can barely see this hot chic at the club in this grainy pic!"
     
  17. OllyW Moderator

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    So how do you send an email to a mobile if you don't know what phone operator it is on?

    Is this really easier to use than simply sending the MMS to the phone number. That is why MMS is so popular, because it is so simple to use.

    It is totally stupid not to include MMS :confused:
     
  18. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    I see the point you are trying to make however, most good phones will have at least a 1.3MP camera. And I if i wanted to take a video or a pic of you wishing you could get that hot girl at the club and send it to your friends so they see that you really have no game then I would. :D
     
  19. Telp macrumors 68040

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    :D:D:D
     
  21. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    so is it that the iPhone doesn't do MMS that is the problem or that other phones have crappy email?

    Cause sending that pic over email on an iPhone is pretty quick and painless.

    Viewing it would be similarly simple.
     
  22. tpouliot macrumors member

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    What about the size of a 2MP camera photo and the speed of EDGE. I would think that Apple will be concerned with the speed of transferring photos in MMS and the criticism it will cause....
     
  23. mrowl macrumors regular

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    I haven't had "game" since rap was still rap.

    :D
     
  24. PhightinPhils26 macrumors 6502a

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    It really isnt that bad i sent a 2MP pic from a Sony W810i to a Nokia 6126 and it took all of 5 mins.
     
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