T-Mobile to Offer Apple iPhone
The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, which recently announced a merger with MetroPCS, did not specify which iPhone models it will carry although it is likely to offer the iPhone 5 and also the iPad and iPad mini tablets. The news was announced by Rene Oberman, Deutsche Telekom’s CEO, at an investors conference on Thursday.
T-Mobile’s main rivals, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T, all sell Apple’s smartphone, which is the worldwide leader in sales. T-Mobile has only offered smartphones powered by Android and Windows but it has begun to make its networks in some parts of the country iPhone friendly and launched campaigns to get iPhone customers to convert.
AT&T was the first mobile operator to offer the iPhone and had an exclusive for several years. Sprint signed an agreement with Apple last year, commititng to sell 25 to 30 million iPhones in a four-year, $15.5 billion contract.
T-Mobile will begin to offer Apple products at some point in 2013.