T-Mobile issued a statement today clarifying comments made by T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray regarding the evolution of chipsets in the iPhone. Ray was previously quoted during an interview at CES as saying, “The next chipset will support AWS. The challenge that existed in the past will go away.” His comments led many, including us, to believe that the next version of the iPhone, rumored to be the iPhone 5 would support AWS frequencies. T-Mobile’s statement hopes to clarify that Ray has no inside look at the upcoming Apple iPhone chipset roadmap and was speaking about the general possibility Apple could choose to use a chip that would support T-Mobile frequencies.
Clarification from T-Mobile Regarding iPhone: Comments made by T-Mobile’s CTO, Neville Ray, regarding the evolution of chipsets to include additional bands were misconstrued. Mr. Ray was speaking generally to chipset advancements available to all phone manufacturers. T-Mobile has no knowledge of Apple’s product roadmap and our position on the iPhone has not changed.