AT&T: iPhone MMS Coming Friday Morning

AT&T reaffirmed on Wednesday that come Friday, September 25, iPhone owners really will get MMS support. According to a short post on the company's Facebook page, iPhone owners can expect a carrier settings update late morning pacific time on Friday, and instructions on using the feature will be available, too.

"We know you've been eager for this service so we wanted to offer a quick update on the launch plans for MMS on Friday, Sept. 25," AT&T said on its Facebook page. "Late morning, Pacific Time, on Friday, the new carrier settings update enabling MMS should be live and ready to download through iTunes. We'll provide the steps and all of the details you need right here at that time."

MMS is a feature that lets users send images as part of a text message. The feature is common on many cell phones and smartphones, but has been missing from Apple's iPhone lineup.

The iPhone OS 3.0 update, released on June 17, included MMS support, but AT&T left the feature disabled. The cell service provider eventually promised to enable MMS support on September 25.

It's a safe bet that iPhone owners across the United States will rush to try out the new feature and potentially push the AT&T wireless network to the limit in the process.