T-Mobile: No iPhone 5 This Year But There’s A Silver Lining

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T-Mobile users won’t be getting an iPhone 5 in 2012, according to the carrier’s marketing chief Cole Brodman, who broke this news at a recent T-Mobile employee meeting. “We are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year,” he announced.

No T-Mobile iPhone 5 this year

If Sprint bags the iPhone 5 this year, as is predicted, this leaves T-Mobile as the only major US network without the Apple device.

Silver lining: iPhone 4S capable of running on T-Mobile 3G bands?

T-Mobile customers could get the iPhone 5 if the network is acquired by AT&T, but this acquisition is facing more and more opposition, including Washington State attorney General Rob McKenna, among other major state attorneys general.
Brodman did say there’d be no iPhone 5 this year, but his very carefully-worded speech may have included a hint that T-Mobile could end up carrying the entry-level iPhone 4S (we know they recently announced expansion of their spectrum which when rolled out would allow T-Mobile iPhone users access to 3G speeds instead of being limited to EDGE only).

Sprint isn’t letting the grass grow, though, and is refusing holidays for employees between Sept 30 and Oct 15, the date range expected for the grand unveiling of the iPhone 5. As yet, however, there have been no media invites to the usual autumn season product announcements.

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