Update: As a number of you are pointing out, we could read a lot into the “this year” portion of the statement. Does that mean an iPhone 4/4S is coming to T-Mobile this year or is a deal in place for T-Mobile to launch an iPhone in 2012? There is a lot of ways to interpret his statement but one thing seems certain, no iPhone 5 for T-Mobile anytime before midnight on December 31st.
A little bit of disappointing news this morning as we just received the above image which shows in no uncertain terms the words of T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman. Speaking at a town hall meeting for T-Mobile employees Brodman seemed to confirm that T-Mobile will not carry the iPhone 5 this year.
“We are not going to get the iPhone 5 this year.”
While there is always a hope and a prayer this is just misdirection for those of you with high hopes that this might finally be the year for an iPhone arrival we’re certainly a little disappointed by this single sentence. With an Apple announcement expected in the new few weeks we’ll know for certain then if we aren’t being misdirected here or just very disappointed.