Will T-Mobile customers be the first to get the new iPhone?
With the launch of the iPhone 5 supposedly just around the corner, one of the biggest rumors going is that Sprint will finally be getting the iPhone. However, the latest is that T-Mobile will also be getting the latest iteration of the iPhone. Not only that, but the network might actually be the first to get iPhone 5.
Tech guru Robert Scoble on Sunday posted an interesting comment to social networking site Google+. Scoble reported that a friend spoke to a T-Mobile customer support rep who confirmed that the company would be getting the iPhone 5 and that it would be available from September 25. The rep also said that they have been in training for weeks already.
"T-Mobile getting ready for iPhone 5? A friend of mine was just on the phone with one of the customer support reps and he got him to tell him what's up (very strange, I know, but TMobile employees might not know that's a no-no). The rep said that the company will be the first to get iPhone 5, coming September 25, and that they have been in training for weeks for this. Anyone else hear this?"
Of course, it's entirely possible that the T-Mobile representative Scoble's friend spoke to was bluffing, just for the sake of it. Still, with the phone already available on Verizon and AT&T and Sprint rumored to be joining them soon, it would make sense for Apple to expand to include T-Mobile.
Neither T-Mobile nor Apple have commented on the story. It'll be interesting to see how this one pans out.