The iPhone 5 on display from San Francisco. (Photo : Reuters)
T-Mobile will be carrying the iPhone, if you live in the UK, but for US residents, there's still no agreement made with Apple.
T-Mobile is one of the four major mobile carriers in the US, yet they are not carrying any of Apple's iPhone devices, but they might have a backup plan upon the smartphone's Sept. 21 release.
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The reason T-Mobile doesn't carry the iPhone is apparently Apple's fault, according to T-Mobile last year.
"T-Mobile thinks the iPhone is a good device and we've expressed our interest to Apple to offer it to our customers. Ultimately, it is Apple's decision," said T-Mobile in a statement.
According to T-Mobile, Apple has not developed a version that works on their 3G and 4G networks.
"We believe a capable version of the iPhone for our 3G and 4G networks would offer an additional compelling option for our customers on a fast 4G network."
According to Apple Insider, the most recent opportunity T-Mobile had in selling an iPhone device was when AT&T proposed $39 billion to acquire T-Mobile last year.
The only luck T-Mobile has had is with customers bringing in unlocked devices, but only with 2G GSM frequency bands. The government axed the deal.
The iPhone 5 will finally feature 4G LTE which is a plus for Apple's partnership with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, and T-Mobile chief technology officer recently stated his company will restructure their existing 4G HSPA+ to offer customers the ability to "use a broader range of devices, including the iPhone, on T-Mobile's 4G network."
According to Fierce Wireless, the restructure cost $4 billion.
The news of HSPA+ is possibly good news for T-Mobile fans as the iPhone 5 will also have HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access).
T-Mobile also announced they would receive Nano-Sims for customers wishing to use the iPhone 5 device.
TMO News reported that an internal screenshot highlighted the three types of SIM cards now in use or will be in use for T-Mobile customers. One of the three types is for the iPhone 5. The SIM card will be available in October.
Currently on the Apple website, the cost for an unlocked iPhone 5 are the following: $649 (16GB), $749 (32GB), and $849 (64GB) and that's good both the white and black variants.
The iPhone 5 is exclusively available for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon with pre-orders starting today.
To see what AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon has to offer, click here.
For a breakdown on the iPhone 5's specs, click here to view.