T-Mobile iPhone news reportedly coming during March 26 event [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
T-Mobile hasn't said much about its plans to offer Apple products ever since it first revealed its agreement with the Cupertino firm back in December 2012, but according to a new report, that'll change tomorrow. A CNET source that the site says is "familiar with the launch plans" claims that the iPhone will play a major role in the T-Mobile event that's taking place tomorrow, March 26. The 4G LTE-capable iPhone 5 is expected to be a marquee product for T-Mobile and its new LTE network, which is expected to officially go live tomorrow.
T-Mobile is currently the only major U.S. carrier that doesn't officially offer the iPhone. However, the carrier has been tweaking its network to offer the 1900MHz HSPA+ connectivity that the iPhone supports, and earlier this year T-Mobile said that it was serving 1.9 million unlocked iPhones on its network. An official T-Mobile iPhone will still be a big deal for the carrier, though, and it could help convince more customers to sign up for its new UNcarrier Value plan offerings.
It's still not clear exactly when T-Mobile will launch the iPhone or how much it'll ask for the device once it does, but T-Mobile CEO John Legere said back in early January that he expected to begin selling the iOS smartphone in "three to four months." If that timeframe holds true, the mythical T-Mobile iPhone may soon become a reality. Are you planning to pick up an iPhone once T-Mobile officially begins selling it?
UPDATE: AllThingsD has chimed in with a report of its own on this matter, claiming that T-Mobile will soon have "a full lineup of iPhone devices" on offer. There's no word on exactly which models T-Mobile will sell or when they'll launch, though the report does say that the handsets may not be available right after the announcement. Finally, it's said that the iPhone will be the lone iOS device discussed tomorrow, as no mention of a T-Mobile-capable iPad is expected.