Originally Posted by GregAlexander
I don't see anything wrong with supporting the past
No idea what you are talking about. email is actually an older technology than SMS and MMS, so Apple supporting the past is pretty much right.
Plenty of mobile phones have had email clients for years before the iPhone, As I have said on here before, every single mobile I have owned since 2002 has had a good email client.
Maybe it is an American thing, American has always been backward when it comes to mobile networks. Europe has been using much better phones on much better networks forever. I had a 3G phone in 2002, with video calling, email client, web browsing and MMS.
MMS is a brilliant technology and perfect for what it does. It automatically scales your picture down to be perfect size for viewing on a phone screen before you send it to people.
It is real push and does not rely on an email server to be actually working to get to its recipient.
Emails are not instant, sometimes emails can take up to 15 mins to get to where they are going, MMS is instant,
Anyone gets MMS, even people who cannot be bothered setting up their email client on their phones or even people who do not have an email client on their phones.
I love the fact that this forum was full of people saying how Apple had re-invented the mobile phone and shown the world what to do. Now it seems Apple are just busy playing catch-up with the experts after all.
Funny how things turn around.