Starting Friday, iPhone 3G and 3GS users were able to download the MMS update from iTunes to be able to send and receive MMS messages from their iPhones. Reports of problems and glitches of the MMS update appeared over this weekend.
The glitches with iPhone MMS update appear to be battery drain from using MMS, delayed messages (up to two-day), the operating system has to be updated to OS 3.1 first, and problems with video clarity/audio.
We scanned Twitter for iPhone MMS update Tweets and we found many mixed MMS mesages:
- IPhone owners with hacked or jailbroken iPhones have had problems with MMS. They loose their tethering hack because they have to upgrade to 3.1 that jailbreaks the jailbreak.
- An MMS sent to a boyfriend's Android phone took 48 hours to get to him.
- Expletives: I'm excited!, Awesome. Sooooo nice!!!, WhoHOO! YAY?
- "I got my first MMS today. It took 2 years to ever get a single one (on iPhone).
- MMS drains battery. Battery life took a nose dive. Update is killing my battery.
- "still can't get my iphone to send mms messages... way to suck, AT&T..."
- You have to reboot your iPhone to get MMS to get it to work properly.
- Video received by friend didn't have audio (multiple reports.)
- Still no MMS for some.
- YFrog will Tweet MMS.
- Works flawlessly in Las Vegas.
The delay of MMS for iPhone which was available in the release of 3.1 update but delayed by AT&T until this month, according to Seth the spokesblogger for AT&T was bacause AT&T wanted to ensure that the network was ready for the onslaught of data and bandwidth.