T-Mobile CEO Rene Obermann says the company has signed an agreement with Apple to launch products starting in 2013. Wow, that took a long time.
This news comes from Twitter via Engadget:
— Deutsche Telekom IR (@DT_IR) December 6, 2012
T-Mobile USA may be getting the iPhone. CEO Rene Obermann says Tmo to launch “Apple products in the US in 2013.”
— saschasegan (@saschasegan) December 6, 2012
There’s no word on what products will be released on T-Mobile’s network, but they do indeed have compatible frequencies. It could be an iPad or maybe the iPhone.
According to Ina Fried from AllThingsD, T-Mobile has now confirmed this news:
“T-Mobile USA has entered into an agreement with Apple to bring products to market together next year,” Deutsche Telekom said in a press statement on Thursday.
Here’s an excerpt from Deutsche Telekom’s press release:
The higher investment volume is to be used to roll out the broadband infrastructure in Germany and the United States in particular. In the mobile communications network, this will be done using the state-of-the-art technology LTE. Around EUR 6 billion is earmarked for rolling out the broadband infrastructure in the German fixed network with optical fiber and vectoring between 2013 and 2020. In addition, T-Mobile USA has entered into an agreement with Apple to bring products to market together in 2013.
Update: According to PCMag’s Sascha Segan:
T-Mobile’s CEO is implying that the carrier will launch an as-yet-unannounced iPhone model.
It’s important to note that while there’s been no confirmation on which Apple products will launch on T-Mobile’s network, Apple has confirmed the agreement via The Loop.