T-Mobile: No iPhone 5 This Year. What About an iPhone 4S, Then?

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With Apple’s latest iPhone hardware expected to be debuted within a month’s time, we’re still trying to sort out how all the major US carriers fit into Apple’s plans. AT&T and Verizon seem like no-brainers, and we’ve seen some evidence that makes a decent case for Sprint also being on-board for the launch. The murkier question is of T-Mobile’s plans; plenty of analysts have suggested it would get some sort of new Apple hardware, but just what exactly, and when? The carrier’s CMO recently made some comments that begin to start answering those questions.

T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman, speaking before company employees, noted “we are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year.” You can’t get much more definitive than that. While it’s nice to get a straight answer from one of the carriers in regards to the iPhone 5, there are still plenty of questions Brodman left hanging.

Is T-Mobile planning to introduce the phone sometime next year? Would that delay have anything to do with the proposed AT&T acquisition? And then what about other iPhones; if Apple releases an updated 4S (as seems pretty likely), might T-Mobile be selling that handset before the end of the year? Brodman’s wording almost seems to intentionally leave this possibility open.

Source: TmoNews

Via: Electronista

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