The last couple of day’s speculation that Sprint would be getting the iPhone 5 in the coming weeks has intensified. Apple is looking to increase its customer base by releasing the handset on more carriers, as well as more countries. In the US the device was originally exclusive to AT&T before Verizon got the iPhone 4 earlier this year. First we had the rumors about Sprint getting the device, now T-Mobile is also rumored to be getting the iPhone 5.
An alleged source from within T-Mobile has told MacTrast has claimed the company will also be getting the iPhone 5 in early October. The source wanted to stay anonymous so can’t be guaranteed to be accurate, but it makes sense for Apple to have their next flagship cell phone on all the main carriers in the US.
It is also claimed that the iPhone 5 will be launched on all four networks at the same time, and is expected to be a big hit on the T-Mobile 3G network and provide a big cash boost. This news ties in with the rumors the handset is a dual-mode handset, and capable of working on any network worldwide. It will also give consumers more choice when deciding on a carrier to pick for the device.
AT&T are still trying to push through the acquisition of T-Mobile, and it looks as if the iPhone may be coming to the network regardless of whether the deal gets approved or not. There have been reports previously the iPhone 5 was being tested for T-Mobile’s 3G network, and customers of the carrier will be pleased to hear they are not going to be left out in the cold when the iPhone 5 is finally released.
The handset could be revealed as soon as next month regardless of it not being released until October. But at least we will then know for sure what Apple is planning for the handset and its millions of customers. Do you hope the iPhone 5 lands on the T-Mobile network?