Swedish iPhones Getting Official MMS

The first hole in the dike? (careful spelling there)

Oh I can see the pro and anti-iPhone comments now (though the truth lies somewhere in the middle) still, here we go…

MMS – a technology seemingly as dividing as the handset it is most famously absent from (no, not the G1) – could finally be on its way.

According to Macworld Sweden, the control freaks over at Cupertino HQ have at last given the go-ahead for Swedish telco partner Telia to develop an official MMS application for the iPhone. Before you leap to your feet to applaud/applaud sarcastically however there’s the inevitable catch: it will only be available in Sweden.

A development cycle of two to three months is mooted and I suspect – though Apple is obsessed with email over MMS (sound in theory, except for all those friends unable to receive emails on their mobile phones) – if successful, it will be rolled out either on App Store or in some official capacity.

Apple, do yourself and favour and just sort it out m’kay…?

”’In related news”’ The iPhone Dev Team has jailbroken firmware 2.2 inside 24 hours but vitally, there remains no software unlock for iPhone 3G handsets (and yes, 2.2 ”will” relock your phones).

”’In yet more related news”’ Apple has seemingly broken its own App Store law 1.0: ‘Duplicate Functionality’ in allowing ‘BdEmailer’ – an email client which enables landscape viewing (and keyboard input) as well as SMTP, so those with grudges about the native software would be advised to make it over there quick sharpish before Apple changes its mind.

The start of a sea-change? Don’t bet on it…

”’Update:”’ Turns out BdEmailer only ”sends” email, but last time I checked that was still functionality contained in the existing email client…?!

MacWorld Sweden (via Google Translation)
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