During today's keynote address at WWDC 2009, Scott Forstall - head of Apple iPhone software development - gave the audience a detailed overview of many of the new features in OS 3.0, including copy & paste, shake-to-undo, spotlight searching, and more. Two of the "more" were the highly anticipated support for MMS (multimedia messaging) and tethering (the ability to share your iPhone wireless connection with your PC).
Though, when OS 3.0 becomes available, countless iPhone users across the world will be able to take advantage of these new features -- it seems, at least for the time being, that AT&T iPhone customers will not be among the lucky ones.
In his overview of iPhone 3.0, Forstall stated that "29 carriers will support MMS when we launch... ", later stating that "AT&T will be ready at the end of the summer." Considering how long AT&T has been aware of the MMS support pending in iPhone OS 3.0, customers will likely be furious at the delay in support from AT&T.To make matters worse, Forstall's announcement about tethering seemingly implies no planned support for tethering by AT&T whatsoever. When reviewing the new support for tethering, Forstall indicated that 22 partners in 44 countries would be offering tethering on the iPhone -- with no mention of AT&T.