iPhone to hit T-Mobile USA next?

There have been many rumors regarding a possible iPhone release through Verizon, but almost none about a T-Mobile launch (sure, T-Mobile already sells the iPhone, but in Germany, not in the US).

Well, now it’s time for T-Mobile’s customers to hope for an iPhone release in the States.

AT&T’s iPhone exclusivity is ending next year, and, according to The Street, analyst Doug Reid believes that T-Mobile will be preferred by Apple to sell the iPhone alongside AT&T, rather than Verizon (which recently introduced the Android-powered Motorola Droid, marketed as an iPhone rival).

Releasing the iPhone through T-Mobile would certainly be an easy thing to do for Apple, since T-Mo is a GSM/HSDPA carrier, so the Cupertino-based company won’t have to make a special iPhone for it (like it would have to do for Verizon’s CDMA/EV-DO network).

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Of course, Apple may come with an LTE iPhone next year, and that would completely change the picture, since Verizon will probably debut its LTE network by then. Anyway, we’ll have to wait a but until something official about an iPhone launch via either Verizon or T-Mobile appears (if ever).

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • http://2ksyllo.net/ ollysk2

    “company won’t have to make a special iPhone for it (like it would have to do for Verizon’s CDMA/EV-DO network).”

    You do realize that T-Mobile has unique 3G bands (1700/2100) that aren't used elsewhere, so there would STILL need to be a unique iPhone for them — granted, not as much of a change as going CDMA/EV-DO, but still would need to be a new chipset that supported T-Mobile's AWS 3G bands.

  • watbetch

    LTE won't happen, it's too new…

    The iPhone 3G still has the ARM11 CPU – that change would be the easiest. The hardware is already there.

  • Justme

    Why would anyone want an Iphone… the Nexus.. now thats the phone to have!

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