Ridiculous that there's no MMS on 2G...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by skeen, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. skeen macrumors 6502

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    The 2G iPhone can support MMS just fine. Much less advanced phones are able to handle this functionality, and if my phone can play NFSU, it can bloody display a picture in a message list!

    What hardware issue could there possibly be with the 2G iPhone supporting this basic piece of functionality? As I see it, it's just Apple/O2 forcing people to upgrade.

    I did intend to get the 3G S, but as a customer I am disappointed.
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    The only thing I can think is that MMS uses a data connection and therefore on the original iPhone (as with other GPRS/EDGE phones) will prevent phone calls coming in / going out whilst it's sending or receiving them. This could lead to a lot of complaints about calls going straight through to answering service, etc.

    Alternatively it could just be Apple trying to force people into upgrading ;)
     
  3. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Hardware issue?

    Um, NO.

    It's called Apple trying to convince you to buy new hardware. That is the hardware issue at hand here. :D

    Kind of the same is Voice Control only being on the 3GS. I am willing to bet a regular 3G can handle it, but Apple chose not to include it in the 3G update.
     
  4. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    It is a shame but they had to leave the feature out simply to get folk to upgrade their handsets.

    The killer is that my iPhone 3G can send & receive MMS on 3.0 WHILE 3G IS TURNED OFF AND IT ONLY HAS A 2G NETWORK!!!

    If they let the 2G have all the features then that lowers the incentive to upgrade to a 3G or 3GS.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Sheesh, just Jailbreak it and install SwirlyMMS.
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yes that's known since day 1.

    People who have more advanced technology use email instead.
     
  7. PNutts macrumors 601

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    +1

    Agreed. I remember 2007. Good times...
     
  8. skeen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, that really sucks. As I say, I am going to upgrade to the 3G S anyhow, but this doesn't seem fair to me. It's crazy to think that a device as advanced as the iPhone, and as touted as being advanced, cannot handle MMS.
     

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