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Merrill Lynch's Scott Craig said there's a good chance Deutsche Telecom will announce the iPhone's arrival next week

T-Mobile is the last of the four major U.S. carriers to not offer Apple's iPhone, but that may change at next week's analysts day. 

According to Merrill Lynch's Scott Craig, there's a good chance Deutsche Telecom will announce the iPhone's arrival to T-Mobile during analysts day on December 6 and 7. 

It's very possible that this could be the case, since T-Mobile recently spread its high-speed HSPA+ network (which is compatible with the iPhone) to 10 new metropolitan areas. 

A deal between Apple and T-Mobile could be beneficial for both, as Apple would have its device available on all four major carriers and T-Mobile would likely see a sales boost.

However, just last week, T-Mobile USA COO Jim Alling said that it'd be nice to carry the iPhone, but it just isn't worth it.

Jim Alling, COO of T-Mobile USA, said, "Make no mistake about it: We would love to carry the iPhone. However, we want the economies to be right for us."

Apparently, T-Mobile doesn't want to be stuck in the same position as Sprint. When Sprint took on the iPhone 4S for the first time in September 2011, the deal cost $15.5 billion. Sprint said its iPhone operations won't be profitable until 2015

T-Mobile recently blamed its branded net contract customer losses during Q3 2012 on the iPhone 5, since it's available at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. 

Source: CNN



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RE: It doesn't matter
By retrospooty on 11/30/2012 7:30:29 AM , Rating: 4
I agree with you there. Running an IT dept at a mid size company (500+ users) we actually recommend the iPhone for our users that are less technically inclined. We let them choose their own phone as long as it support EAS (cough not Blackberry) but for anyone that doesn't know what to get, we push them to the iPhone. The simple reason why , is that it's easier to use for people that just don't care about tech. Its not that they are idiots. It's accountants, execs, and other educated people with plenty of skills, its just that they don't get technology.


RE: It doesn't matter
By Tony Swash on 11/30/2012 7:47:15 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
Its not that they are idiots. It's accountants, execs, and other educated people with plenty of skills, its just that they don't get technology.


I think a better way of putting it is not that they don't get technology but rather that their priority is not the technology itself but the function it performs. If, say, you are a photographer your priority is understanding cameras and photography and a device or computer is just an ancillary tool, so the tool that gets the job done without demanding that you waste any of your precious time figuring it out is the better tool. So the people that choose the technology that is the easiest to use are precisely the ones that do 'get technology' because they have made the most rational choice in relation to their priorities.


RE: It doesn't matter
By retrospooty on 11/30/2012 8:04:39 AM , Rating: 2
fair enough... Apple is good for that aspect. I think Wozniak said it best. He still loves his iPhone, but he wishes it could do everything that his Android can do.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/248272/apple_cofoun...


RE: It doesn't matter
By Rukkian on 11/30/2012 12:49:19 PM , Rating: 2
While I understand your point, I dont actually agree. Everybody I know with Iphones comes to me constantly trying to figure out how to get it to do this, or that.

If all you want is a few crappy games and a crappy web browser along with a good camera, then sure the iphone is fine. As soon as you want to do a little more with it, I feel it is actually more difficult. I end up using my GNEX to search google to figure out how to do something on their supposedly easy iphone that they could not figure out.

I think that 2 years ago (1 year?), the argument could be made that apple devices were easier. Ever since ICS came out and now JB, I personally think that android is just as easy for the basic things while giving you the power to do just about anything you want with whatever form factor you want.

Most people get a device and can figure out the basic things pretty easily on any device, and eventually want it to do more, which is when the difference comes about. There are many many things I can do with simple gestures on my device that are either non-existent, or not simple to get to on an iphone.


RE: It doesn't matter
By ElConquistador on 12/1/2012 12:21:50 AM , Rating: 2
+1


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