Recently, Sprint has been “confirmed” to be selling the up and coming iPhone 5 which is said to be released this October.
While rumors have been buzzing about at a chance that T-Mobile might be getting the iPhone 5 as well.
If the deal with Sprint goes through, the 3rd largest carrier might gain enough resources and power to actually buy out T-Mobile, who are the 4th largest in the US. The top 2 carriers, which are AT&T and Verizon, have already sort of semi-confirmed their iPhone distributing status.
Landing the iPhone would definitely put Sprint on a bit of an even keel with AT&T and Verizon.
While still not in any way confirmed yet, T-Mobile have also been in the iPhone 5 mix recently. The rumors that popped up has been sourced from MacTrast, who mentioned a “contact within T-Mobile.”
Also, there will be no HSPA+ “4G” on the iPhone 5 for T-Mobile carriers, unlike it is offering for all it’s Android customers.
With all the Top 3 carriers getting the nod for the iPhone 5, it would be silly for Apple to ignore T-Mobile. But some are a bit perplexed at why doesn’t Apple just release an unlocked iPhone to work with all the 4 major carriers like in some other countries.
At this time, a fully unlocked iPhone 4 is available for purchase for around 600 bucks.