September 21st and you know they will probably release it then. Late summer is late summer even if it's the last day. Although I think Apple will release 3.1 with all mms options unhidden before AT&T is ready, so everyone calls AT&T asking why it doesn't work. I guarantee Apple is about it taking this long so now they are going to make it all look like AT&T's fault, which it is. I'm sure after few million calls AT&T will somehow find the time and resources to get it working and fast.
I was distraught when everyone was beta testing 3.0- some people had whereas i didn't. As soon as the official 3.0 FW was released I had the MMS function. Admittedly I couldn't send straight away as o2 were busy sending every iPhone user the new settings to allow them to send. As soon as i got mine I was sending pics/voice clips just for the fun of it through MMS
AT&T are acting like they need to remove that 'big' thumb out there ass and get a move on. If i were you guys i'd be complaining. There should be no reason why you don't have it already.
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I think it's more of their servers that need to be able to support the millions of iPhones sending mms's and bandwith so they network doesn't get slowed down at all(which is related to the 3G network). Still that is no excuse for it taking longer than 4 months and I talked to a rep that said they were told back in late December 2008 and Apple told them they built in all the provisioning into the phone to give AT&T less work! So they have had more than enough time to prepare for a plan to have it ready on the release of 3.0. We are one of the most technologically advanced countries and the 2nd largest wireless carrier can't have a basic function they have had working for years ready for one of the most advanced phones in the world. It's getting ridiculous and almost seems like they are doing it on purpose because they knew since December, even March was enough time to get ready. And I do believe 3.1 will come out before AT&T is ready because I'm sure Apple is tired of waiting on them.