Apple Testing iPhone 4 For T-Mobile USA?

Is this? Could it be? Is it real? That’s right, the above images provided to BoyGeniusReport by famed iPhone hacker Chronic show that Apple is testing an iPhone 4 with T-Mobile compatible AWS frequencies. The internal model is N94 which references the N92 Verizon Wireless Model and the standard GSM model as N90. The actual iPhone pictured is running a test version of iOS as it includes internal apps such as Radar and Apple’s employee directory app. BGR points out that the proximity sensor on the above prototype looks different than that of the white retail model slated to come out later this month.

The obvious question here is, what happens to an upcoming iPhone 4 on T-Mobile USA now? Is Apple just testing the T-Mobile radio for integration in future iPhone devices or did this all happen prior to any news of an AT&T/T-Mobile merger.

The good news? It looks like in any case the iPhone 4 will find it’s way to T-Mobile customers in one way or another. Of course, it could be with the AT&T banner.

You can expect the entire tech blogosphere to keep an eye on this one!

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  • Anonymous

    eyePhone spyphone,it tracks all users and sends data of what u do and where u are to apple.would u want that?

    • Mopar6464

      And you don’t think Google does’nt do it as well ?

  • Petey

    At first I believed that they’re testing for T-Mobile USA, but then again, the picture doesn’t justify if this is for T-Mobile USA, T-Mobile Europe. I having a feeling that someone is trying to play games.

    But, I hope this is true tho. Been waiting to get the iPhone. It be good to have diversity of phone selection for T-Mobile (Android, WP7, iOS), and surely I believe it will bring a lot of customer if we ever did get the iPhone. Wouldn’t it be great to have the iPhone with the $79.99 unlimited talk/text/data plan instead of paying less for the Verizon & AT&T. I think this be a good way to bring in customers. That’s just my opinion.

  • AintSo

    Why does this show a number for the battery level? Thought you had to install SBSettings or something on a jailbroken phone for that.

    • Mopar6464

      Even if i owned a iphone on AT&T service , i would unlock and jailbreak it right away.
      There is so much you can do with it after you do that.

      • Havoktek

        Ummmmm ……see ya!

    • Mr. Hill

      All iPhone 3GS and 4’s have the option to show battery percentage level. I think they added it with iOS 4.0

  • 1326

    I wonder if it will have UMA.

  • 1326

    I wonder if it will have UMA?

  • Elbonix77

    Iphone would be great for the zombies that do whatever apple tells them to do! so it would be a great device to have @ tmo. but i wouldnt buy it over the LG GX2 or the HTC sensation matter of fact i rather have the new Sidekick but as for bringing more customers for the iphone im all for it ….one thing you cant take away from apple is they market their products better than most manufactures ……

    • Mopar6464

      Your oviously a loser who has never used an unlocked/jailbroken iphone for any certain amount of time to know what it can actually do.

      • Havoktek

        If jail-breaking it brings out the best, then it’s just as well in the same category as a rooted android phone.

        Nothing new, nothing special big whoop! Not a world shaking event, Next comment……

        • Mopar6464

          It would be on T-Mobile service.
          I’ll bet it would blow the sales of Android right out of the water.
          And that’s all that matters to cell companies , money.

        • Havoktek

          I disagree my friend, I believe that since Android has a head start on Magenta we are talking about Attrition warfare.
          Granted the sales would be nice, however there are too many factors going on in Magenta’s world to even consider that Android would be thwarted in the long haul.

          And don’t even think about first time activations or sales, that will peek quickly with the advent of the new Android phones coming plus the immanent arrival of the Iphone5 ver.

          Simply put, numbers beats the “ohhh it’s an Iphone” appeal

        • Mopar6464

          The long run , there is no long run with T-Mobile USA. There done and DT wants out.
          You do know there are many iphone users still using their iphones on T-mobile only getting edge and still prefer that to anything T-Mobile offers including Android.
          Like the or not , they are high demand.
          Sell the i5 on T-Mobile this fall and watch how many people sign contracts for it and AT&T will benifit from it because it will keep people from jumping ship to Verizon.
          Win,win,win situation for T-Mobile,Apple,and AT&T in the long run.

        • Havoktek

          My point exactly there is no long run! Duh?
          Sales would be minor in relation to what Verizon can do.
          They already got this planned out and tmo and at&t is the after thought .

        • Mopar6464

          But what your missing is the fact Tmo customers can now upgrade just before the take over with a new i5 , if they release it , and now enjoy a two year grandfathered plan on AT&T and half the cost of Verizon’s rate paln for the same phone.
          That means i would get $59.99/month unlimited for a year locked in plan.

        • Mopar6464

          ^^^I mean a Two year locked in grandfathered plan.^^^

        • Havoktek

          Thats wishful thinking cause thats what we want and not the reality .

  • tmofan99

    Probally won’t see it for another year because Apple won’t want to release it until they see if the FCC approves the AT&T / T-mobile deal. And who, the Verizon iPhone 5 is rumored to be a worldwide iPhone that works on CDMA and GSM carriers… Maybe they were testing T-mobile USA’s 3G to integrate it into the truely worldwide iPhone… Hmmmmm

  • Anonymous

    Oh Christ…

  • Maschwar77

    That’s fine. I think the HTC MyTouch 4G is superior to the iPhone in almost every way! I could care less about iPhone but, if it helps T-Mobile out, so be it!

    • Mopar6464

      The i5 will smoke that MyCrap right out of town if it’s released on T-mobile service.

      • Havoktek

        Look at all koolaid coming out of your ears……
        You want one so bad go get one, what you hanging ’round here for apple slice?

        • Mopar6464

          Take your meds before its to late.
          I already have a Iphone,HD7,HD2,and Had a Android.
          I still prefer the iphone IOS over all them.
          The only drawback right now is it’s on edge until AT&T completes the deal.
          But i have other phones if i need the speed only.

        • Havoktek

          Well that figures you were already behind the curve! Now wonder your jaded.
          Do some more research before you grab your next phone. It will save you some cash and keep you from trolling our forum.

        • Mopar6464

          Don’t know what curve you like but it aint going to be mine.
          Just because i like the iphone does’nt mean im a Fanboy and everything else is bad.
          I prefer IOS and WM over Android and that sickens you , oh well.
          I would much prefer an i5 on T-Mobile and stay that way but we both know T-Mobile USA is done and if i want to use a iphone in the future it’s going to be AT&T or Verizon.
          Well Verizon cost twice as much for the same use of that phone each month so i will stay with AT&T on a locked in grandfathered plan and pay $59.99/month for two years which will be half the cost .

          Oh and about research, done that already that’s why i sold the Android wanna-be IOS phones.
          Isnt it odd that Android damn near looks like IOS and the app department still sucks compared to what i can get on a jailbroken iphone.

        • Havoktek

          HA!!! stand firm about your convictions!

          I like that, love this forum Holla

        • Deff

          You are hallucinating. Seriously. Android isn’t a wannabe iOS. And if you think you are gonna be grandfathered into AT&T, don’t count on it. Here’s a few facts I can say about you, just by reading your comments.

          1. You’ve obviously never had an android, because you didn’t name the the model you had up there ^^ and you also said that android looks “damn near” iOS when they are COMPLETELY different. The only android OVERLAY that looks relatively near iOS is Touchwiz, which is Samsung.

          2. You haven’t done your research because you arn’t going to be grandfathered into AT&T’s network with an iPhone. If you don’t believe me, look at their website. They have a completely different plan called the “iPhone data plan” which is like $15 dollars more or something than their regular data plan.

          3. You are completely biased, and probably have never had an iPhone in the first place. You probably had an iPod touch, and love iOS. I’m not going to lie, iOS is smooth, fast, and very very efficient. I have an iPod touch as well, and I must say it truly is appealing if you want a user-friendly interface. That being said, Android is ideal for personalization, and it comes in many variations, so you don’t have only one choice for a phone.

          4. You are illiterate. Just saying, you spell it “doesn’t not does’nt”

          5. You haven’t even given android a chance, you ARE an Apple fanboy. Don’t hate on android, if you haven’t even had one. Seriously, its like people who have PS3s hating on the Halo series just because they don’t have an Xbox, and don’t really know what the game is like.

          P.S. When Apple comes out with an iPhone that is dual-core, with an 8 meg camera, HD recording, FLASH (and I mean Adobe), and a removable battery, let me know. Maybe then we can compare specs to an android.

          I understand your arguement, but seriously, while Apple did an amazing job creating an OS that runs smoothly and efficiently for the minimalistic specs that their phones carry, it cannot compare to Android. Overall, fanboys will be fanboys for apple, and people who hate apple, will choose another device. Me personally, if this actually DOES happen, it’ll be a tough decision whether or not to go with an iPhone, or with a much better spec-wise android. Ultimately it depends on how this T-Mobile/ AT&T merger goes through.

        • Havoktek

          Detailed and to the point!

        • Mopar6464

          Detailed with wrong information and only his point of view.

        • Havoktek

          Like yours isn’t? you don’t even own the freakin’ phone…Dude grow up and move on.

        • Mopar6464

          Damn , you are a true idiot.
          I have stated many times i own multiple phones and TWO iphones jackoff.
          Been with Tmo over 7+ years and i bet your the one who has never owned a iphone or even jaibroke one to see what one i capable of doing.

        • Havoktek

          Freakin’ idot i was rooting phones when you were eating mud and playing with legos!
          I been programming since you learned how to spell “Mopar”
          And I’ve been with TMO for over 12+ years D’bag!

        • Mopar6464

          You have no idea how old i am or how long i been jailbreaking iphones D’bag!
          So keep trying idiot , and learn how to read while your at it.

        • Mopar6464

          1. My cousin owns the MyCrapp and i would’nt own it for nothing,pathetic.

          2. That extra iphone fee is for a AT&T contract Idiot. I will be on a T-Mobile grandfathered contract that AT&T will have to honor when they take over until my contract ends in two years.

          3. As i already stated i own iphones unlocked/jailbroken. And i’m not going to lie either , Android will get a lot better i just prefer IOS.

          4. So i make some mistakes in my spelling, that DON’T make you perfect either.

          5.Maybe i have’nt given Android a full chance but i already stated i prefer IOS and did’nt say everything else sucks so that don’t make me a fanboy if i own Apple,WM,Blackberry,and HAD Android. It’s called choice bonehead.

          P.S. Who is the Fanboy now. All you talk about is comparing Android to Apple.
          All i said is i prefer IOS over the others out there so far.
          Maybe i will like Android in the future,maybe not.

        • Deff

          You are salty.

        • Loueradun

          Really? your comparing an iPhone 4 to a myTouch?

          “3. As i already stated i own iphones unlocked/jailbroken. And i’m not going to lie either , Android will get a lot better i just prefer IOS.”

          Android already has gotten much, much better since the myTouch. Why not go to a local T-Mobile store and try playing with a myTouch 4g, G2, or G2x before making any more stupid comments.

          “P.S. Who is the Fanboy now. All you talk about is comparing Android to Apple.
          All i said is i prefer IOS over the others out there so far.
          Maybe i will like Android in the future,maybe not.”

          The answer is you! you are comparing first gen android devices that were slow as all hell to current gen iPhones. I wonder what I would think about the iPhone if I compared the original 3g to my G2? It would probably be similar to what you are doing now.

          We are not trying to flame you, we just want you to take a step back and consider what you are saying.

          “5.Maybe i have’nt given Android a full chance” <- This is exactly what you have done. Then you came on here and started spouting your opinions when you have no idea what your talking about.

          An apple fanboy would generally be considered someone who claims apple makes superior products than anyone else (perhaps a legitimate claim), without even comparing the alternatives. You are doing exactly that… You can argue all you want, but it makes no sense claiming to not be a fanboy, when your posts indicate that is exactly what you are.

          When you have some solid reasons why the iPhone OS is better, feel free to come back and share, we're open to opinions, hell even David is an iPhone user, but I would in no way consider him a fanboy. In fact, if he didn't have a bunch of apps purchased with Apple, I wouldn't be surprised to see him hop over to the G2x, that really is a nice phone.

        • Mopar6464

          And i’m not trying to flame anyone else.
          All i’m saying and have been saying is i prefer IOS over Android and Deff wants to call me a Fanboy .
          Yea right , it’s called a choice.

          In America we have that right.

    • Stealth

      I agree. Full bluetooth that actually transfer files, the ability to play flash video without an add-on browser such as Skyfire, universal wifi-hotspot capability and Google maps navigation integration= Mytouch 4g superiority.

  • Anonymous

    personally i hate iphones, and apple products are for minions..testing iphone 4 mobile just makes me think they will pull the same card as with verizon and the “white iphone”. milk the phone as it nears the end of its life when it’ll be obsolete in 6 months. go apple! ha..right. i cant believe how naive people actually are to fall for apple’s gimmicks. losers. HTC/Samsung= WINNING!

    • Mopar6464

      Please take your meds.
      If they are Testing the i4 right now for a future T-mobile release,and then release the i5 this fall on T-Mobile , you will see a real increase of business sales and it wont be Andriod.
      People want the iphone and it is in more demand than any Android no matter what carrier it’s on.
      Over 2 million sales on Verizon and that’s for i4 with issues.
      Wait and see , if the i5 releases on T-Mobile , it will set records blowing Andriod,WM,Blackerry all together out of the water if it happens.

      • Havoktek

        Your delusional if you think the iphone5 will come on Magenta. Apple is no fool and they know that TMO is in a tight position now. The smart business move is to release it on Verizon and then drain those sales. Let Tmo and At&t work this crap out and then drop the phone on the winner halfway through the phone’s lifecycle.

        • Mopar6464

          AT&T will own T-Mobile soon and AT&T will get the i5 this fall as well as Verizon.
          Apple will benifit in all three ways,Verizon,AT&T and T-Mobile which will be property of AT&T soon.
          It’s all about sells and Apple is in a tight spot competing with Android and wants to sell as many iphones as they can to stay in the game.

        • Havoktek

          Apple knows the score, Art will eventually get it but not until they purchase tmo believe that.

        • Mopar6464

          We’ll see….

        • Havoktek

          Hey agree to disagree. Good stuff ‘eh?

        • Mopar6464


      • Anonymous

        Android fan boys can’t take the heat. Come on Apple; drop this on TMo. I’ve been waiting for a long time. Great news

    • David

      Quit your complaining dude. Not everyone wants Android. It isn’t the end all be all for the mobile wireless world. I can’t believe how naive you and your ridiculous comments are that insult everyone who doesn’t think Android is a deity. Give it a rest.

  • Geosch8

    Anyone think they are testing T-mobiles 3G for when AT&T makes it their 4g?

    • Anonymous

      Unlikely. The merger is at least a year away (if it goes through at all). By then there will likely be a new iPhone anyway.

      Either this really is for T-Mobile, or it’s for another AWS-based carrier — isn’t there a Canadian carrier that uses AWS?

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  • David

    Guess I’m a minion and a teenie bopper and I like having a phone that is completely closed. Oh woe is me!

    • Aerofanbig

      I wonder how many people wanted to point that fact out lol (just saying, not name calling)

  • Petey

    Since there’s rumors that the white iphone is going be out on the 27th, I wonder if it has T-Mobile AWS.

  • Scoobyracing03

    I guess nobody streams data all day long on android. Clearly you are lost and clueless. go look on Some Android forums about people crying about their data getting capped. Or go see all the people wanting to know if Tmobile will charge them for tethering their android. In terms of Data the iPhone is no more a data hog than an Android phone. I came from AT&T with an iPhone to T-mobile, I would of kept the iPhone and used it on T-mobile except for not being able to get 3G speeds so I got a Vibrant. If the iPhone does come to T-mobile I’ll be in line to get 2 of them to replace my Vibrants. on AT&T on a heavy month I’d use about 2GB of data same as with my Vibrant on T-mobile.

  • 007

    I believe it when I see the phone at the tmobile store.

  • NardVa

    I can see Apple releasing the white Iphone 4 on T-Mobile. From a buisness stand point it would be a smart move on Apple’s part. They have a phone that is almost a year old that is being released again in a white version. The potential to get the most sales for a year old phone is with T-Mobile.

  • Anonymous
  • jrfischbach

    When the device is actually in a TMO store then I will believe it, though TMO US is the only division not to have the iPhone

  • Oce

    Ugh…How do we know that this isn’t for Tmobile Europe? I see nothing in the pictures or in the article that give clear indication that they are on Tmo US 3g network.

    • Michael

      Same thing I’ve been saying…. lol

      • Moneyman

        Is the N94 prototype label used for tmobile services in europe? Like others are saying, it could be the worldwide version. Either way, it benefits consumers even if it does not make it to tmobile stores.

        • Petey

          Anybody can post a label and labeled as anything.

    • Zkjel

      How about the fact that it has a US phone number and the area code is for Cupertino?

  • Moneyman

    Opinions can’t be argued; get over the fact that some people want an iphone. Although, I do believe that Apple has many faithful customers that only own an “I” product because of the name. Every time I ask someone why do they want an iphone, 90 percent of the time they say “because its cool.” Some people who own the iphone are the easiest to sell on account that they don’t know android and when you explain to them to big difference, they prefer the latter. Not everyone knows how to jailbreak the iphone; less people know how to root an android. They are both very beneficial in the the sense that there are free apps on the iphone and android’s rooting can offer the same and more. I also love that the iphone runs smooth but I’ve seen the g2x and that runs a lot faster and with it being stock android it competes with the responsiveness of the navigation. Not all androids are better than the iphone.

  • LTEstyles

    Imagine Apple turned around and bought T-mobile..

    • Moneyman

      Lol that would be screwed up.

      • LTEstyles

        lol they now have the money to do that

    • DetroitTechnoFan

      So long as I could still use my Android phones on the service, cool! Apple Mobile, haha… I’ll take it over AT&T any day.

  • Moneyman

    Magenta apples lol

  • kuzco

    Why are they testing this? Duh….it works already. Jailbreak. Done. iPhone on T-Mobile…it’s worked for years…..

    • Mopar6464

      Until Now you would only get Edge service since the iphone does’nt have T-Mobile 3G (1700)bands in them.
      If this is all true and they release it on T-Mobile, you can get 3G speeds instead of Edge speeds.

  • Aerofanbig

    If this is real….too little, too late. I despise the iPhone, but I also acknowledge its one of the driving factors for DT’s view that Tmo is a failure. Had it come to Tmo early on, we wouldn’t be raging about a buy out now

  • Zelda

    maybe since the merger is about to pull through theyll start making phones that will work on att with 3g and 4g speeds.

  • Get ya sum-TGOD

    To all that keep saying “SOMEONE JUST CHANGED CARRIER NAME”….Did they just change the color of the phone at will too? Obviously the source has something, why not just change the carrier info on a black one???? So don’t knock it, besides why are ya’ll so angry about the news???? Damn, argue about this….Is the sky blue???? LMAO get a life nerds!

  • Michael

    Even though the official white colored iPhone is come out any day now, there has been an original white shell available for purchase since day one ;)

    Head over to and look up the white iPhone case. A lot of Apple people have swapped out their born black iPhones to be white. Just another angle of thinking… ;)

    I still call foul and i’m both an Apple/Android lover & hard user. <- So no bias BS here.

    CNET's write up of how to make your black iPhone white

    • Get ya sum-TGOD

      Touche’….I can respect that, didn’t know about a white kit being on the market

  • Guest

    If this is true, my guess is that we will see LTE and its game over. Once the folks get a taste of 14D TMOs puny 3 will be a joke.

    David is right. The iphone on ATT is at 1.5 on standard 3G. I am an Android fanboy but I can also read. IF we get the iphone, its all over but the screaming. I will trade in my PC for a MAC.

    To quote the immortal Hendrix

    Bend over rover and let Jimmy take over

  • Anonymous

    I’m not a fan of the Iphone, but I’m not gonna knock it anymore either. To each his/her own. But these above images look a lot like what this site is claiming to be a leaked image of the iphone 5

  • Mopar6464

    A minion because i prefer IOS.
    Who is the idiot now , Android Fanboy.

  • Michael

    To those bitching about Apple being “the OS,” read:

    Nielsen: Android overtakes iOS in desirability, sales in the US

    • macm37

      Despite this individual’s preference, when it comes to comparing Unix and Unix-like OS’es such as iOS vs Linux OS such as Android {remember that it’s built on top of a Linux Kernel}, Unix and Unix-like OS have the advantage in the corporate setting in categories such as corporate multi-tasking. Looking at a few websites while doing a Google search on the comparison of these 2 OS’es will confirm that. Corporations are the main target for products such as smartphones and tablets; being able to attract the consumer base is an added bonus. Unix and Unix-like OS’es don’t have much trouble dual-booting and running Linux at native speed. With the Unix-like QNX OS that RIM recently bought being able to run Android 2.3 apps, Google may turn to them for survival, because in the end, if Blackberry markets themselves right, the smartphone and tablet OS war will come down to iOS vs. QNX OS.

    • Cell Phone Guy

       …dude they dont sale android phones, they give them for free. Just go to any phone carrier retail store and all you’ll see is big posters saying “Get your free Android Phone today!!!”.

  • Mac

    i doubt t-mobile would carry the iPhone because of it’s TV commercial disses against it not having 4G capabilities.. then again look who their merging with ;D

    • JDe

      The most T-mobile is saying is that the Iphone 4 isn’t 4G which is true. Verizon dissed the Iphone in about every droid commercial and they got it. T-mobile is dissing the network that the Iphone runs on, not the Iphone itself. It actually seems like they’re saying “hey Iphone come over here.” instead of “Iphone can’t do this and that and blah blah.”

    • Noel Flores

      i think verizon did that too, they even got sued (i.e. “theres a MAP for that”)

  • Noel Flores

    i think apple is going to wait until the fall for this:
    1. the iphone could be announced along with its siblings, iTouch, iPods
    2. networks are changing, but not as fast as apple would like. if at&t ends up merging with t-mobile, apple wants a t-mobile ready iphone, but that would be most likely if there is going to be 2 iphones (CDMA and GSM)
    3. they are still working on it to make it a phone that would really be worth it. the iPhone 4 was released 3 times (at&t release, verizon release, white iPhone release), so apple really wants to rub in the iphone 4 is really worth it to get people on contracts for them to switch over to the iphone 5 when they see its BRAND NEW features.
    that’s the conclusion i’ve come to after reading so much articles as a t-mobile customer who anxiously awaits the announcement of a t-mobile iPhone

  • Popim79624

    I have a unlocked I phone 3GS now, I love it.  I hope they come out with the I phone 4 jail broken.  I think they will wait also @ Noel. Let`s see if the merger happens. 

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  • Sim

    This could just be an image of an iPhone on UK T-Mobile???