iPhone users will be able to start sending multimedia messages as of Friday, Sept. 25, AT&T said in a text message to its clients.
The message from wireless network AT&T to subscribers reaffirms the Friday launch date announced weeks ago for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. However, original iPhone users will not be able to use MMS service.
AT&T Free Msg: Picture & video messaging (MMS) will be available for iPhone on 9/25, the message reads.
While we prepare your account for MMS capability, the current view my message experience will be turned off but your ability to send and receive text messages will not be affected.
With iPhone OS 3.0, Apple added the ability to allow users to send pictures, video and audio recordings, but the new feature requires operator support. iPhone users will also be able to send contacts or locations from the Maps application.
Apple had originally intended to roll out the feature in the summer, however Apple said it still had to work on some features before its Sept. 25 launch date.