iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release 2: Now Available, Blocks Carrier File Change
Along with iPhone 3.0 Beta 5, which appears to hide away MMS functionality for AT&T, Apple also seeded the second pre-release version of iTunes 8.2, which looks like it blocks editing of the iPhone carrier file. In previous beta releases, developers were able to use the carrier file to enable tethering, something built into iPhone 3.0 by Apple but entirely dependent on as-yet-not-given carrier approval.
Did AT&T ask for the new lockdown? Perhaps the MMS stripping as well? Nothing but speculation so far...
(Thanks Andrew for the tip!)
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Here in Australia we pay data by usage and this change effects us as well. Hopefully it will be enabled by default for people paying by usage
I live in a city of almost 300,000 and I can't get call service walking around DOWNTOWN half the time. It is rather sad.
I'd rather have awful service someplaces, than not have any service at all.
I guess I just don't feel they live up to their promises here and that is upsetting.
At&t includes mms with their texting plans. They're not going to try and block you from using it.
It's disabled right now because AT&T doesn't want any possible network quirks on an already shitty and terrible network caused by a bunch of iPhone users sending mms every 5 seconds..
If you like screenshots, mail me