Last week we reported that an unnamed, "highly placed" source indicated that T-Mobile USA would receive the Apple iPhone 4 sometime this year. Negotiations between Apple and the wireless carrier were said to be in an advanced stage, with the likely of an agreement residing at 80-percent. Naturally both companies have not disclosed information regarding the relationship, or any possibility of one. There was also no indication of when the phone would arrive save for a general 2010 release schedule.
However Monday brought additional rumors that the Apple iPhone 4 may actually land on T-Mobile this week. The rumored possible launch accompanies Apple's announcement that iPhone 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, July 30... the same day the device is rumored to land on T-Mobile.
According to the company, consumers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland will be able to purchase the device through authorized resellers as well as Apple's online and land-based stores.
"iPhone 4 is currently available in France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model. iPhone 4 will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date," Apple said.
Although the whole T-Mobile deal is still just a rumor, so far price plans have not been "leaked." However rumors suggest that the T-Mobile iPhone 4 will not have a pay-as-you-go option--not surprising given the popularity of the device.