Originally Posted by solipsism
Maybe that is why it wasn't included. As you say, it's a low res picture. How would that look on the iPhone's large display? Pretty crappy, I suppose, making the inclusion of MMS pretty pointless. You also mention costs. AT&T gives you limited SMS messages and then charges a premium after that. How much would MMS be? Surely more expensive than the unlimited data plan that you are already receiving with your iPhone.
Should we be wishing that the iPhone succumb to this temporary tech used tot fill a void between cellphones with cameras and phone OSs that don't have email capabilities or should be we be wanting other phones to have better UIs and offer full capabilities too? I'm voting for the latter.
As you say, it's a low res picture. How would that look on the iPhone's large display? Pretty crappy, I suppose,
????? You fail to see the point, we are talking about sending the picture to someone elses phone
, not your own iPhone!! One of the beauties of MMS is that no matter how big the resolution of the photograph you have taken is, and no matter how big and lovely it looks on a big screen, when you press send it will automatically reduce the size of the picture to a smal enough file to quickly send and yet still display well on a small screen and your original file is not affected - How cool is that? Not bad for a "temporary tech".
Okay, i will speak slowly so you understand, but this is the last time i repeat myself!
We are talking about EUROPE, you are in the US, things may be different there but i have had plenty of phones over the last 6 years that have a fully functional email client installed, and yes have the option to email photographs. I myself used email on a couple of phones as i found it good to email photographs to myself or to other people, and yes they could be full resolution photo's.
BUT, when sending a photograph i want a friend to see now who may have a Nokia XXXX and is on GPRS and a very high chance that they never bothered setting up their email client i would send it by MMS and so would a large amount of phones users in the UK. You keep thinking about yourself and your iphone with big screen etc.. but you dont seem to think for a minute about the people you are saying you will email high res pictures to. The chances are they have not got email set up and even if they did they will be paying the bandwidth costs for the large files you keep sending them, when all they want is a small file optimised for a small screen. The only way your system will work if all your friends have iphones.
It is worth noting that many phones support BOTH technologies and that Market forces dictated (the only true way to determine whether a technology is good or not) that people preferred to use the more simpler MMS method.
Look, we are both entitled to our opinion but i just feel that i have made some very valid points and you just seem to ignore them and carry on regardless, you have not addressed the massive, huge and deal-breaking issue that is once you get an iphone you are effectively cutting yourself out of the loop from sending and receiving pictures to and from friends mobile phones and it is amazing that you cannot admit that Apple really should of included support for MMS.