MMS issue software fixable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iamhammill, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. iamhammill macrumors 6502

    iamhammill

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Location:
    York, PA
    #1
    Really the MMS thing is a really big deal!!!


    I love sending pictures to all my friends, especially since ATT dropped the price and made them count the same as a regular SMS.


    I've seriously sent about 15 pics today.

    Can this be a simple software update for the iPhone? I really have no idea why it's not already on there. My first phone ever could send photos!
     
  2. marksman macrumors 603

    marksman

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    #2
    Pretty sure that can be addressed via software.

    Whether or not it will is another matter.
     
  3. jtkellertx macrumors member

    jtkellertx

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Location:
    The Wooodlands, TX
    #3
    Here's a solution. You can email the pictures to the phone number at

    10digit#@mms.mycingular.com

    They might have changed it to

    10digit#@mms.att.net

    I'm pretty sure Apple is relying on email as the multimedia workhorse.
     
  4. TenaciousPZ macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    #4
    It's not an issue....it's retarded.

    This is what E-Mail is for.
     
  5. naughtyman89 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    #5
    Haha..I totally agree. The emailing pictures to mobiles works well too.
     
  6. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2002
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #6
    As everybody else said...this is what email is for.

    So the real question is: Has Apple provided a way to easily and intuitively send emails to other phones? And that's a question I don't think we have an answer to yet...it's also something they can add in software if they haven't provided it already.
     
  7. kamiboy macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    #7
    Well, instead of just saying it is not a big deal or it is let's look at why it isn't there as it might give us a insight to wither we can expect it to arrive in a future update.

    Now, I've never used MMS so correct me if I am wrong but it can be used to send videos and pictures from one phone to the other. The videos, I imagine, are those crappy stamp sized .3gp ones that all phones can record and display. Well, looking at the iPhone specs page I see no mention of .3gp playback under video capabilities so iPhone can't playback those files anyway, so receiving them would be pointless.

    The pictures you can send with MMS, if I remember correctly, are first shrunk into stamp sized ones before being sent. The iPhone has a pretty big high resolution screen and stamp sized pictures would look like crap on it anyway, so Apple though that it would be better to let people use email to get full resolution pictures. And since the iPhone has no file browser and no ability to save downloaded or received pictures or videos into its photo or video libraries then you would have to open the MMS every time you would like to look at you stamp sized picture, just like with mail.

    These things coupled with the fact that few people use MMS anyway makes it easy to see why Apple decided to omit it. I mean, to implement MMS functions would have been easy as pie for Apple so them omitting such a easily implementable function suggests that they did it on purpose for a reason. Ergo, don't count on seeing MMS functionality in the future.
     
  8. cjandnw macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    Location:
    South Jersey
    #8
    I like to send and RECIEVE MMS at least once daily. It's great if i'm out shopping and want to send a suggestion to someone's phone for quick approval.
    The 8881234567@mms.att.com solution should work so long as the picture isn't to big for the recipient. I'll try it. Most camera phones are in the 2megapixel range so the pics taken by the iphone should be able to be uploaded on other phones via email.
    But what happens when iphone receives an MMS. Is there a link to the file?
    Just the text part?
     
  9. pr5owner macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    #9
    reciving MMS is just software, no changes to the HW or radio are needed.

    im not sure why apple didnt just program an MMS prorgam into the SMS/mail utility, its already half there.

    if enough people yell at apple about it im sure they will just release a firmware update. hope its as simple as a patch because downloading 700+MB everytime you need to update your rom is going to be annoying, even if you have highspeed.
     
  10. aperture01 macrumors member

    aperture01

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #10
    bleh.

    I agree... they should have had MMS support. I think it's pretty ridculous. I love receiving MMS from my girlfriend, especially when she is away, and we want to send goofy things to each other. I don't know they should implement this. What sucks is that I've seen how apple updates the iPods it's freakin' slow and they never add any major features. Perhaps they'll be different with the iPhone.
     
  11. David R macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    #11
    Saying that email should be use instead of MMS is like saying that email should be used instead of texting.

    Two different uses/behaviors as well as audiences and ability to receive.
     
  12. iamhammill thread starter macrumors 6502

    iamhammill

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Location:
    York, PA
    #12
    Exactly. I really don't want the hassle of figuring out everyone's #@carrier.net.com.tv.biz.whatever



    As stated, it's great to get a pic from the GF now and then, or I'm in a band, so I love sharing pics of places we play and such. Really a shame. I don't even know if I still want one, honestly.
     
  13. sokrates macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
  14. iamhammill thread starter macrumors 6502

    iamhammill

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Location:
    York, PA
    #14


    Thanks for such a substantial post, and helpful to the original question.


    RIP MacRumors
     
  15. sananda macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    #15
    i concur.
     
  16. The Bruce macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    #16
    I am sure MMS will be present at some point. I too like send and recieving Picture Messages. Sure, you can send a Picture Message Via Email. But how can someone with a cel phone send you a picture on an iPhone? Most cel phones don't allow you to send emails. Just having the ability to send is nice, but getting one back would be nice as well.
     
  17. iamhammill thread starter macrumors 6502

    iamhammill

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2006
    Location:
    York, PA
    #17
    And also, what is with all the "2MP cam = too big of pics to send"


    My SE has a 3.2 MP cam, and nicely resizes to VGA when sending. I'm sure the iPhone is advanced enough to resize a picture!
     

Share This Page