Unfortunately for T-Mobile users, they won’t be getting the iPhone in 2011. Despite rumors from a few months back pointing towards T-Mobile testing an iPhone on their network, T-Mobile CMO Cole Brodman allegedly told employees last week that the company wouldn’t be receiving the iPhone 5 before 2012.
Now, in a much more public manner, Brodman penned a post on T-Mobile’s official blog apologizing to its customer base for not carrying the iPhone.
Talk about the power of a single device!
We’ve heard from many customers who love their T-Mobile service, but are disappointed that we don’t carry the iPhone. To these customers, first, thank you for your business. Please know that we think the iPhone is a great device and Apple knows that we’d like to add it to our line-up. Today, there are over a million T-Mobile customers using unlocked iPhones on our network. We are interested in offering all of our customers a no-compromise iPhone experience on our network.
In the interim, Android is doubling down on Android devices and earlier this week introduced the hyped up Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Amaze.
One carrier in an opposite position is Sprint who by all accounts will carry the iPhone 5 this Fall. And highlighting the importance of the iPhone to a carrier, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse recently explained that the iPhone is the top reason Sprint subscribers have been defecting to other carriers in recent years.