iPhone 5 on T-Mobile? Not This Year
If you were holding on to hope that the iPhone would come to T-Mobile in the united States this fall, it appears that your bubble may soon be bursting.
According to information received internally from T-Mobile, TmoNews reports that T-Mobile USA Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman has confirmed that the carrier will, in fact, not deliver the iPhone 5 to customers this year.
"Our business is working very hard to improve performance over the last couple of years and we've had some great success," Brodman said, according to the report, noting that "new products and value plans are fueling customer response."
"Brodman expects the excitement to continue into the holiday season as T-Mobile introduces two new smartphones," the report adds, noting that Brodman himself confirmed point blank that "we are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year."
Naturally, Brodman is not ruling out the very likely prospect of the iPhone coming to T-Mobile at some point in the future, possibly even next year. Of course, the arrival of the iPhone on T-Mobile would have likely been facilitated much faster had AT&T's proposed acquisition for the carrier been swiftly authorized by regulators. But with the acquisition stymied for the time being, so too are any immediate plans to bring the iPhone 5 to T-Mobile.