Mms?

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  1. mfauriss macrumors newbie

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    I have searched for answers and can't find one. Is MMS directly to the iPhone an iPhone problem, or network issue with At&t?

    Any word out there if MMS will be available soon?

    Matthew Fauris
     
  2. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    It's simply because there's not an (official) MMS application on the iPhone.

    If you had to guess why not, a good reason could be that Jobs is 52 years old. People in his (my) age group tend to use email, and to have little concept of MMS. If it's not important to Jobs or doesn't make him money, I don't think it gets priority.

    I certainly don't think it's a conspiracy as some think, to push email over MMS. Jobs has never even hinted at such a thing. It's just not been added yet.
     
  3. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    ...or need! Im in the same generation and feel the exact same way. Email works just fine for me.
     
  4. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I disagree... I am much younger and would love to see this feature. It would be a hell of a lot better than going to viewmymessage.com for pics!
     
  5. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Email is fine if the other person can get them on there phone.

    i would to have MMS just because it think it would be a nice addition but email again works ok for me :)
     
  6. Bad Ash macrumors regular

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    Most phones allow you to MMS to email addresses. Not that difficult. The only pain is telling your friends to be sure to MMS to your email and not your mobile number.
     
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  8. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    I think we all can agree on that!

    According to surveys, people below 30 and above 60, like MMS. The younger and older groups like it because it's easy to use. People in the middle group grew up with only email. Or such is the supposed explanation.
     
  9. Bad Ash macrumors regular

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    Or you are used to WM devices on Sprint. Which is my case, never had MMS on those.
     
  10. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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    Its more than likely MMS will be coming with the app store in June so it wont be much longer to wait now!!!:D
     
  11. cjandnw macrumors 6502

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    APP store

    Another poster suggested this idea for MMS:
    Have an APP that filters text alerts to go to viewmymessage and automatically enter passwords and download the pic.

    Not perfect, but could save a few annoying steps.
     
  12. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    viewmymessage wouldn't be nearly as much a pain if it wasn't flash based and required a computer to use.
     
  13. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    That is a good point as well. If you like MMS, don't buy the iPhone.
     
  14. mfauriss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can't we all just have it both ways? LOL

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  15. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    And if its not included with App Store, Generation 2 iPhone do what will you do and all your fellow MiMs do then? :(

    Do we need to initiate suicide watch if no mms for all you that are so stuck with it? :eek:

    I would assume by now that the majority have adapted and overcome this minor inconvienance and if not I hope you all don't set yourself's up for a hugh disappointment when/if it don't happen ;)
     
  16. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    i really cant imagine that it WOULDNT happen, either with an app OR on the new phone, but either way it seems like a BIG thing to completely leave out of a phone since just about every other phone has it. It is basically a necessity for cell phones, not a necessity for every individual though.. i dunno, i think it would be NICE to have just because its simple because we are used to doing it one way..

    However, since there is DEFINITELY going to be some kind of version of iChat, then you might be able to send pictures via IM too. i dont know how that works though.
     
  17. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    MMS can be done through a software update if Apple decided to.

    An AppStore app wouldn't be much of use, right? Apps aren't allowed to run in the background. Well, I guess it can be like the Mail.app set on Manual...only check when you open it.
     
  18. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    really? apps can not run in the background? DO you think they will do some kind of software update it allow certain apps to run all the time like MMS?? although i would NOT be against just checking my pic messages every so often. Pic messages are NEVER important and usually just silly, so that wouldnt bother me, and if it was important, it would be a person out on the field texting a pic to me of a machine or something and i would be expecting it.
     
  19. Bootsie macrumors 6502a

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    I wish that it had it, I only use it once or twice per month, but going through the hassle of using SwirlyMMS (my preview app won't work so I have to move the files to the books app to view them) is still annoying.
     
  20. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    No no, apps can run in the background on the iPhone OS (take SMS for example).

    But the developers using the iPhone SDK are not allowed to write apps that run in the background (according to the terms that developers agree to). So the only way to get background MMS is if Apple does it themselves or they allow the developer to run it in the background (kinda like how they're probably gonna let Adobe and Sun make Flash and Java)
     
  21. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    doesn;t that just mean that they can allow SOME developers, like their OWN people to create an app that can run in the background. So something like iChat, which is an apple standard would be allowed, but whak-a-mole game would NOT.. it seems if they HAVE the ability to write apps that CAN run that way, that they would have their own people, or sub-contracted people write apps that are allowed to run in the background. There is no security thing on the iphone OS that stops new apps from working i the background correct?? its just a requirement for the developers
     
  22. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    My question would be - Why does anyone still have a phone that isn't capable of e-mail?

    e-mail can do so much more than MMS. Sure, it would be nice for it to be included for those that want it, but I couldn't care less.
     
  23. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it's just a guideline. It's not like you have to hack XCode. You can easily do it by overriding the applicationSuspend method. I'm sure that Apple will allow AOL to have their AIM run in the background.

    Hopefully Apple will just make it easier and faster by putting MMS in a software update.
     
  24. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    right. That is what i was thinking. its a guideline for outside developers so that they cant make things that slow down the OS of the iphone. I mean, if you had TONS of apps running constantly every day, it would not last.

    It just reminds me of PC vs. Mac. I mean, you buy a PC and it comes with an INSANE amount of things that run in the background that are useless. You get a mac, and the ONLY things that are running are the things that you need. I think by requiring developers to develope a program that does NOT constantly run, they are protecting their customers from malicious developers that want to slow down or hack an iphone. This way, THEY can control what can and can not be uploaded to an iphone and make sure that any app that is "sanctioned" by apple is safe and will not compromise your iphone;s os. But that doesnt mean that they will not allow their own developers to create a program that runs in the background. I mean, someone had to create the software that is on there now, so they can do it again. its just safer that way..

    that is also the reason why i will not put an 3rd part apps on my phone until apple comes out with a list of ones that they say is ok. I just would rather not risk it and wait.. MAINLY because i do NOT know a lot about programming, so i dont know what is good and what is not. i'd rather have apple do all the thinking for me in that field.
     
  25. 7on macrumors 601

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    you can email pictures to a person's phone number.

    Though I think I'll stick to emailing to email as many of my friends get pissed because they don't have picture messaging on their plan.
     

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