A new report says that when the iPhone 5 debuts in Fall, will launch simultaneously on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. It’s about time and despite the fact that over a million iPhone users are on T-Mobile already, they are doing so without 3G access. MacTrast’s report of a possible T-Mobile iPhone 5 doesn’t stand alone and MacTrast actually takes this logic a step further, and speculates on whether you’ll be able to buy an unlocked iPhone that actually works with any of the four major U.S. wireless networks……………….
Earlier reports claimed that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 will be arriving on the Sprint network, a contact within T-Mobile who claims to have been briefed on the matter has informed us that, in addition to arriving on Sprint at launch, the iPhone 5 will arrive on T-Mobile’s network at launch as well. The informant, who requested to remain anonymous, went on to claim that the iPhone 5 would also operate at 3G speeds on T-Mobile US network. Current unlocked iPhone 4 units can only operate at 2G edge speeds on T-Mobile’s network and lack certain network-dependent features. Further elaborating on the matter, the informant suggested that T-Mobile USA expects the iPhone 5 to launch sometime in early to mid October, which corresponds nicely with current speculation. He also expects the iPhone 5 to make a significant financial difference to T-Mobile. If true, these claims, in conjunction with the notion that the iPhone 5 may launch on Sprint, Verizon and AT&T simultaneously, could indicate that the iPhone 5 could launch as an unlocked phone capable of use on any network, without containing any carrier restrictions.