T-Mobile may finally get the iPhone next year, according to one analyst. Sanford C. Bernstein’s Craig Moffett predicts that T-Mobile could partner with Deutsche Telekom to sell the iPhone in 2013.
Of course, analyst predictions are just that, predictions, so take them with a grain of salt. Moffett claims that Apple and Desutsche Telekom are “increasingly likely” to reach an agreement with T-Mobile in order to sell the iPhone.
The iPhone would undoubtedly help T-Mobile, which is quickly losing ground to Verizon and AT&T, both of which carry the iPhone already. T-Mobile lost 510,000 monthly subscribers just last quarter, and is in desperate need of the iPhone.
At this point, it seems like just a matter of time before an agreement is made. T-Mobile is one of the few remaining key industry players without the iPhone, as many regional carriers have already hopped on board.
T-Mobile has been in a tough spot, since its network hasn’t been able to support any version of the iPhone so far. This may all change soon, as Deutsche Telekom has pledged $1.4 billion in order to upgrade the network in the U.S.
What do you think? Is this just speculation, or will T-Mobile finally get the iPhone? Tell me in the comments.
- Via BusinessWeek