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    Default T-Mobile not getting iPhone 5 this year?

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    No big surprise here. The AT&T-Mobile merger is not being allowed currently, and T-Mobile uses the AWS frequencies. I do not see Apple making another iPhone just for this very uncommon spectrum.

    Anyone who really honestly thought Apple was going to put an iPhone on T-Mobile this year either doesn't know the difference between AT&T and T-Mobile, or just really had a case of wishful thinking. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellotime91 View Post
    No big surprise here. The AT&T-Mobile merger is not being allowed currently, and T-Mobile uses the AWS frequencies. I do not see Apple making another iPhone just for this very uncommon spectrum.

    Anyone who really honestly thought Apple was going to put an iPhone on T-Mobile this year either doesn't know the difference between AT&T and T-Mobile, or just really had a case of wishful thinking. :P
    According to the article, it looks like only the iPhone 5 has been canceled for this year. There is still the possibility that T-Mobile could still get the iPhone 4S as mentioned. The merger from what I have read is still a ways off and there is still much that needs to be settled before then. So I can definetely see them at the very least getting the iPhone 4S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    According to the article, it looks like only the iPhone 5 has been canceled for this year. There is still the possibility that T-Mobile could still get the iPhone 4S as mentioned. The merger from what I have read is still a ways off and there is still much that needs to be settled before then. So I can definetely see them at the very least getting the iPhone 4S.
    Not this year. There's no way. The merger would need to be completed first. Apple isn't making another iPhone just for AWS. They're only saying the 4 might still come to T-Mobile because it wasn't mentioned. They're just grasping at straws here.

    Maybe early next year like April or something, but definitely not in 2011. And I don't see Apple only giving certain carriers the budget model. Here in Canada, nearly every carrier has the iPhone 4, even the el cheapo subsidiary carriers.
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    Where does it say that the iPhone 5 is cancelled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    Where does it say that the iPhone 5 is cancelled?
    I think it means it's been cancelled this year on t-mobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    Where does it say that the iPhone 5 is cancelled?
    It doesn't say it was canceled period. The article only states: T-Mobiles Chief Marketing Officer Cole Broadman claims the carrier will not get the iPhone 5 this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsAdkins9399 View Post
    I think it means it's been cancelled this year on t-mobile.
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    it just doesn't make sense yet for apple to waste time and resources on tmo's frequencies if it is going to get bought out so I think they are waiting to see how the merger turns out before they make an iphone for tmo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redraider133 View Post
    it just doesn't make sense yet for apple to waste time and resources on tmo's frequencies if it is going to get bought out so I think they are waiting to see how the merger turns out before they make an iphone for tmo.
    Apple tests stuff way in advance. Maybe it was in the works before the merger talks. We'll see what happens at the event if new carriers are added.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redraider133 View Post
    it just doesn't make sense yet for apple to waste time and resources on tmo's frequencies if it is going to get bought out so I think they are waiting to see how the merger turns out before they make an iphone for tmo.
    Agreed. And it's not like making a CDMA iPhone which gave them a big benefit in terms of US subscribers, AWS won't give them much of a boost and it really won't help them worldwide, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garz View Post
    Apple tests stuff way in advance. Maybe it was in the works before the merger talks. We'll see what happens at the event if new carriers are added.
    Yeah, this is what I'm waiting for. The fact is Apple already knows which carrier is going to get the iPhone 4S and 5 ( if that's the case).
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    Default Tmo-cmo - no gettie big pile of cash

    These clowns will loose 5 MILLION customers behind this and become strictly a spectrum supplier - if that... Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of jerks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winski View Post
    These clowns will loose 5 MILLION customers behind this and become strictly a spectrum supplier - if that... Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of jerks.
    It's really not their choice. Apple decides who they give the iPhone too and right now it's not feasible to put an iPhone on T-Mobile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winski View Post
    These clowns will loose 5 MILLION customers behind this and become strictly a spectrum supplier - if that... Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of jerks.
    Actually they aren't "losing" any since the iphone was never on tmo. They will actually gain customers since it is coming to sprint. Just saying apple doesn't need tmo when they already are selling tens of millions of iphones each year.

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