Is T-Mobile Also Getting The iPhone 5 Next Month?

tmobile iphone 4 mock

It seems pretty much a lock that AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will be getting the next iPhone whenever it launches, but what about T-Mobile? Well T-Mobile users, while this is just our guess, we think you guys will also be getting the iPhone 5 next month. Here’s why.

tmobile roadmap october leakThe leaked T-Mobile roadmap– look at the of the big box on the right for the 10/15 mystery launch date (click to enlarge)

The latest rumors on the iPhone 5 (or 4S or whatever it’ll be called) have it coming sometime next month. As we wrote in the post about those rumored iPhone 5 cases that showed up online last week, the CEO of one of France’s biggest cell phone carriers said that they’ll be getting the new iPhone on October 15th. While that date fits in fine with all the other iPhone 5 release date rumors floating around (which all say that it’ll come sometime in October– some rumors say it’ll be out on October 7th, others say the 21st), it also fits in with a leaked T-Mobile roadmap from earlier this month that mentions that T-Mobile will also be having a “major release” on October 15th. (Roadmaps, for those who don’t know, are basically timelines carriers have for their stores so they can have an idea of when new products– like phones, tablets etc.– are coming out and when things like training on them will begin. The salespeople in stores need to be trained on new phones and tablets before they’re available so that they know all about them when you come in to check them out).

The roadmap doesn’t say what exactly this “major release is, but TmoNews— the site that leaked the T-Mobile roadmap– says this October 15th date could be for a phone like the Samsung Galaxy S II (also expected to launch on T-Mobile next month). But a roadmap and the CEO of a major carrier citing the same day for a “major release?” Sounds like more than just a coincidence to us (I mean, what can be a more major release than a new iPhone?).

tmobile iphone 4 leak

Throw in that BGR leak from earlier this year of Apple and T-Mobile testing a T-Mobile iPhone 4 (seen above) and a T-Mobile iPhone next month makes even more sense.

Of course this is still just our guess, and Apple could just wait to see what happens with whole the AT&T buying T-Mobile thing before launching a T-Mobile iPhone (and with Sprint and the US Department of Justice trying really hard to block the merger who knows what will happen. See here for the latest info on that). But we just can’t help but see some really odd coincidences here and we thought we should at least throw them out there. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.

More info: BGR, TmoNews

Posted on September 18, 2011, in Apple, Cell Phones, Opinion, Rumors, T-Mobile and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I think everyone should get the I phone 5always. You shouldn’t have to switch your carrier to get this phone

  2. t-moblie really needs the iphone. ive been waiting since the first iphone came out

    • T-Mobile already has better phones.

      • HEY GUYS THIS IS THE DEAL I THINK…..THE REASON TMOBILE WILL NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE IPHONE RELEASE IS BECAUSE AN IPHONE ON T-MOBILE WILL SURE BE A SIGN THE THE DEAL BETWEEN AT&T AND T-MOBILE IS DEAD IN THE WATER AND T-MOBILE IS ONCE AGAIN IT’S OWN COMPANY. WITH THE ATT TMOBILE DEAL IN LIMBO RIGHT NOW ITS NOT IN APPLES BEST INTEREST TO SAY WHEN IT WILL COME OUT BECAUSE ATT MAY ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE NOT ACQUIRING TMOBILE SHORTLY BEFORE THE IPHONE IS RELEASED. PERSONALLY DONT THINK THE DEAL WILL GO THROUGH AND TMOBILE WILL HAVE THE IPHONE WITH THE OTHER CARRIERS.

      • the android phone is not even close.

  3. What if google buys tmobile? ..AWKWARD….

  4. i hope that t moblie gets the iphone4 or 5 becouse i had the iphone4 but i hate it so then i went to t moblie becouse i did not like an phone from verzion so i got tmolie phone the 4g but that phone is ok so then i miss the ipone4 so then i got the ipod4 wit hthe facetime you no so i cant get the ipone 4 giun becouse my mom sing a contrack for t moblie and now i mis the ihone and i cant get it becouse i have t moblie for an contrack for 2c years now so if t moblie get the iphone i will love that and thay will get more bisness becouse atnt haves the ipone nd verzion becouse a lot of people love the ihone so that will be grat if t moblie get it and all my family and friends will get is so get the iphone4 or 5 that will mack my day i will always the the ipone get gte get get it it it it it
    date sept.19,2011
    time is 7:11

  5. just wondering, if the 4G network going to work on iphone 5 t-mobile, thanks.

  6. just saw a news release that t-mobile will not be getting the iphone….is there any truth to this

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.