updated 01:10 pm EDT, Wed June 17, 2009
iPhone 3G S Early Upgrade
AT&T this afternoon offered an olive branch to existing iPhone 3G owners by offering early upgrade pricing for the iPhone 3G S. Those who would only qualify for upgrade pricing in July, August or September will now qualify for the lower prices on iPhones as of the iPhone 3G S launch this Friday. Previously, these customers would have had to pay $399 for an early upgrade to a 16GB model or $499 for a 32GB edition.
The carrier has also narrowed down the timing for the addition of MMS to iPhones running OS 3.0 and expects the picture and video messaging feature to go live sometime in mid-summer; previously, it had only said this would happen sometime later in the summer. Data tethering is also promised "a little bit afterwards" by the company but doesn't have a more specific timeframe.