A T-mobile’s exec has denied that the wireless operator will land iPhone 5 during the year of 2011, leaving it all to the German carrier as the only major U.S. cell service provider not expected to take a part in Apple’s launch which is a month away.
These comments were made by T-mobile’s Chief marketing officer Cole Brodman through a corporate newsletter which was distributed internally on 15th September; the same letter was photographed and shared with TmoNews.com
“We will not be getting the iPhone 5 , at least, not this year,” Brodman told T-Mobile workers, without further elaborating the same matter.
Still, the first paragraph of the internal communication tells us that the carrier will launch two new smart phones during the holiday season without going into any details about either model.
T-mobile has also rumored to carry iPhone on various occasions, with some recent reports clarifying that the nation’s fourth largest mobile operator service will launch the next-gen hand-set alongside its largest rivals in the U.S.
Brodman’s statement on a potential iPhone 5 launch has pretty much quenched T-Mobile iPhone rumors, although the nature of the denial could further create rumors on an imminent iPhone 5 launch.
Meanwhile, the exec didn’t put a spotlight on a so-called iPhone 4S, or its PLUS edition, suggesting only that the mobile operator will not be getting the iPhone 5 “anytime before it is midnight on December 31st.”
The first two are predominant in reports, with the iPhone 4S being called a cheaper iPhone 4 based device and the iPhone 5 presenting a high-end major product refresh.
T-Mobile isn’t the only major U.S. mobile operators who have rumored to land the iphone for its customers. Numerous reports tell us that, Sprint will be joining hands with AT&T and Verizon in launching the iPhone 5 this year. Sprint officials haven’t commented anything over these words on the street but a recently leaked internal company memo revealed clear-cut instructions to employees that not to be commenting on any iPhone matter with customers, no matter how hard they try.
Apart from that, the carrier has enhanced its termination fee for advanced devices, which takes smartphones to $350 and made modifications to its Premier program as well.
Recent reports have also claimed to get evidence showing that the carrier has adopted signal boosters in and around at least one Apple store location and the company is not going to let any employee take holiday for the first half of October.
Finally, sales associates at Sprint have claimed that people are going to see a major launch of imminent iPhone 4 very soon.