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Apple, AT&T Sued Over Missing iPhone MMS Feature

August 14, 2009 2 comments
This is rich. Some 10,000 iPhone owners in the state of Louisiana have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T (NYSE: T). Their complaint? Apple and AT&T advertised that the iPhone would support MMS but they haven’t provided the service.
The group claims that the lack of MMS support on the iPhone amounts to false advertising. The plaintiffs state that both Apple and AT&T “advertised heavily that the new version of iPhone, the 3G, as well as the even newer version the 3G-S would allow MMS. Apple’s print and video advertisements in and on television, the internet, the radio, newspapers and direct mailers all touted the availability of MMS.”
As we all know, AT&T has yet to enable MMS for the iPhone. MMS, which stands for multimedia messaging service, is what allows mobile phones to send video clips, audio clips and pictures to other mobile phones. It is commonly calling picture messaging or video messaging.
Currently, if someone sends the iPhone an MMS from another phone, iPhone owners receive a text message with a Web address, user ID and password where the picture may be viewed. Oh, and this has to be done on a computer, not from the iPhone itself. The iPhone is actually capable of sending MMS messages, and Apple’s carrier partners in other countries have enabled the feature. AT&T has stated that it needs time to enable MMS on the iPhone, and is only committing to a “late September” launch for the service.
This isn’t good enough for those 10,000 people in Louisiana.

Information Week: This is rich. Some 10,000 iPhone owners in the state of Louisiana have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T (NYSE: T). Their complaint? Apple and AT&T advertised that the iPhone would support MMS but they haven’t provided the service.

The group claims that the lack of MMS support on the iPhone amounts to false advertising. The plaintiffs state that both Apple and AT&T “advertised heavily that the new version of iPhone, the 3G, as well as the even newer version the 3G-S would allow MMS. Apple’s print and video advertisements in and on television, the internet, the radio, newspapers and direct mailers all touted the availability of MMS.”

As we all know, AT&T has yet to enable MMS for the iPhone. MMS, which stands for multimedia messaging service, is what allows mobile phones to send video clips, audio clips and pictures to other mobile phones. It is commonly calling picture messaging or video messaging.

Currently, if someone sends the iPhone an MMS from another phone, iPhone owners receive a text message with a Web address, user ID and password where the picture may be viewed. Oh, and this has to be done on a computer, not from the iPhone itself. The iPhone is actually capable of sending MMS messages, and Apple’s carrier partners in other countries have enabled the feature. AT&T has stated that it needs time to enable MMS on the iPhone, and is only committing to a “late September” launch for the service.

This isn’t good enough for those 10,000 people in Louisiana.

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The 10 Most Expensive iPhone Apps

August 12, 2009 Leave a comment

The Business Insider: “Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone App Store is most popular for its free and cheap apps. As a result, most apps and casual games are available for 99 cents or less. But there are plenty of expensive apps in the App Store, too, and people do buy them.

Click here to see the 10 most expensive iPhone apps →

The most expensive app in the U.S. App Store today is called iRa Pro: It’s a dashboard to access and control live feeds of video surveillance cameras, and it costs $900.

The company that makes it — Lextech Labs, outside of Chicago — won’t say how many copies it has sold. But Lextech president and CEO Alex Bratton says it’s more than the five people who have reviewed the latest edition on iTunes. He’s “pretty happy with the number.”

Why charge so much? Because for the people who are buying the app, it’s actually a relatively small cost.”

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