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iPhone gets Delivery Reports – finally!

iPhone Delivery Report SettingsThanks to the incredible efforts of francois.guilleme, the iPhone finally has delivery reports!

By intercepting calls to/from CommCenter, his library modifies outgoing SMS headers (adding the delivery report flag), and captures incoming SMS reports (displaying them either as a flash message, a regular sms message, or a simple ‘tick’ mark).

All the details (including source) are up on the google code site. Installation is simple, just add http://iphonedelivery.advinux.com/cydia or http://iphonedelivery.advinux.fr/cydia as a cydia source, install the iPhoneDelivery package, and robert is your relative.

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iPhone 3.0 Update, but no delivery reports

How could apple develop things like MMS, vCard support, and even peer-to-peer connections for the iPhone, and yet omit gaping holes like SMS delivery report support?  I’m starting to think that SMS delivery reports don’t work in Cupertino.

Edit (July 2009): If you’re interested in getting this feature added to the iPhone OS, please vote for it here: Please Add Delivery Reports to the iPhone.

Update (October 2009): No more silliness with prefixes needed – if you’ve a jailbroken phone, you can now get genuine delivery reports. More info here.

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