AT&T has finally posted a statement disclosing an official date for MMS
activation for iPhones running on its network. Moreover, the carrier has indirectly confirmed the rumored iPhone OS 3.1 Software Update. The update is likely going to be announced at Apple’s annual iPod event hosted on September 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco.
“We know many of our iPhone customers are eager for an update on our rollout schedule for Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS),” an official statement
from AT&T reads. “We’ve been working for the past several months to prepare our systems and network to ensure the best possible experience with MMS when it launches – and that launch date is: September 25 for iPhone 3G and 3GS customers. MMS will be enabled through a software update on that day.”
AT&T is most likely referring to an Apple-developed Software Update for iPhone owners, which, although is likely to be announced at the September 9th event
, will not see the light of day until September 25, going by the carrier’s statements.
“We know that iPhone users will embrace MMS,” the mobile carrier adds. “The unique capabilities and high usage of the iPhone’s multimedia capabilities required us to work on our network MMS architecture to carry the expected record volumes of MMS traffic and ensure an excellent experience from Day One. We appreciate your patience as we work toward that end,” the provider of wireless services in the US states. AT&T goes to outline that smartphone growth has impacted the carrier’s network, resulting in the delay of MMS for iPhone. Nevertheless, the company assures customers it is ready to handle the workload.
With this confirmation from AT&T, all focus will be directed towards Apple’s iPod event next week, when the company is likely to confirm the newest iPhone OS Software Update, and the changes it brings along.