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T-Mobile USA to Begin Selling Apple Products in 2013

In line with analyst speculation from last week, Engadget reports that Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann has just announced at his company's analyst day event that T-Mobile USA will begin selling Apple products in 2013.
The announcement was posted --nearly as an afterthought, oddly enough -- as part of a press release in which Deutsche Telekom spelled out its financial plans through 2015. While the two companies have not explicitly given specifics on which Apple devices we can expect to see in a retail store near you, the timing of the launch will likely correspond with the fourth-largest carrier's LTE launch in 2013.

T-Mobile is currently the only one of the four major U.S. carriers to not offer the iPhone, due at least in part to longstanding incompatibilities between Apple's hardware and the spectrum used by T-Mobile for its fastest data networks. The carrier has, however, been working hard to refarm its spectrum to add compatibility for frequencies supported by the iPhone, and it previously stated that it would be ready for the iPhone by the end of 2012. T-Mobile USA will also be rolling out LTE service for its customers in 2013.

Update: Deutsche Telekom's press release is now available.
The higher investment volume is to be used to roll out the broadband infrastructure in Germany and the United States in particular. In the mobile communications network, this will be done using the state-of-the-art technology LTE. Around EUR 6 billion is earmarked for rolling out the broadband infrastructure in the German fixed network with optical fiber and vectoring between 2013 and 2020. In addition, T-Mobile USA has entered into an agreement with Apple to bring products to market together in 2013.
No further details on exactly which products are included in the deal are available yet, but presumably both the iPhone and iPad will be coming to T-Mobile.

Update 2: Apple has also confirmed to The Loop that it has struck a deal with T-Mobile.

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89 months ago
Too bad the hot girl in their commercials won't come with it ;)
Rating: 14 Votes
89 months ago
After years of iPhone bashing, let the hypocritical jock riding begin!
Rating: 7 Votes
89 months ago

You're welcome.
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Actually you're welcome because I took that shot haha ;)

All jokes aside that is my picture and I'm glad you like it.
Rating: 6 Votes
89 months ago
Hot T-Mobile chic holding an iPhone. Whoa indeed. ;)
Rating: 5 Votes
89 months ago

is T-mobile german?

Ja, ist es Deutsche Telekom!
Rating: 5 Votes
89 months ago
This is great news for consumers and developers!
Rating: 4 Votes
89 months ago

Oh man, this is great news. T-mobile's unlimited data already has me sold, I'm just waiting to see if I should take my AT&T iPhone 5 over or see if they'll have an iPhone 5 with a different radio chip that will be able to get the other frequencies for their 4G network.

Your AT&T phone will already be able to rock their LTE when it rolls out :) but yeah I only pick up 3G/HSPA+ in certain areas.

Could never switch from T-Mobile I'm on 5.99 unlimited data :D
Rating: 4 Votes
89 months ago
I work for TMO and we've received chargers and i5 cases already. Since last week. Just saying.
Rating: 4 Votes
89 months ago

Is that a joke? Their 3G isn't even par.

Riiiiiiiiight. Their 3G really "isn't par" [sic], no sir, not at all:

Thanks, but I'll take those 3G speeds.
Rating: 4 Votes
89 months ago

This is when TMO becomes ATT and continues to change plans till they become twisted like Darth Vader. I hope they don't change just cause they have Apple.

T-Mobile is eliminating their subsidized "Classic" phone plans and moving exclusively to their unsubsidized "Value" plans where you buy your phone separately from the plan (though I *think* you can still make payments).

So unlocked phones vs. AT&T's locked phones and no monthly subsidized billing rates when your phone has been paid off. I'd say those are two distinct differences from AT&T, not including the lower T-Mobile rates.

Rating: 3 Votes

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