A T-Mobile USA executive has reportedly said in no uncertain terms that the carrier will not be offering the iPhone 5 this year. TmoNews, citing an image that purportedly came from an internal T-Mobile site, reports that the company’s Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman told a town hall meeting of T-Mobile employees that “we are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year.” Interestingly, a prototype iPhone compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G network that was photographed earlier in the year carried an internal model designation of “N94”, which is widely believed to represent the so-called “iPhone 4S”; as such, T-Mobile could in theory begin offering such a handset later this year while not disproving Brodman’s statement.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.