T-Mobile USA has just announced that it'll finally bring Apple products to market in 2013, making it the last major carrier in the US to do so. The company slipped this major news into a press release detailing T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom's financial plans for the years 2013 through 2015. It didn't specify which Apple products it would carry, but we'd expect to see T-Mobile sell both the iPhone and iPad, as Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T currently do. It's also not clear if these products will be LTE-capable — the carrier still has no LTE footprint in the US, but we'd be surprised to see Apple manufacture any products without LTE capability going forward. Given T-Mobile is planning to launch LTE in some capacity next year, it would make sense for these Apple products to run on the carrier's new network. We've reached out to T-Mobile and will update this post with any more details we hear about this new deal with Apple.
Update: A T-Mobile spokesperson gave us a brief statement: "T-Mobile has entered into an agreement with Apple to bring products to market together next year. Additional details will be made available at a later date." While there's no new information here, T-Mobile also recently wrapped up an analyst presentation in which it gave more details on its strategy for the next year.
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