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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 TakinYourPoints on 12/1/2012 8:24:32 PM , Rating: 2
That is like me saying my Ivy bridge is faster than your Nehalem.

This is also nonsense. Faster CPU performance aside, GPU performance also isn't even close. The iPhone 5 is over twice as fast than the GS3 in practical benchmarks and 3-6 times as fast in synthetic benchmarks. Going to something using much older hardware, even the iPad Mini has faster graphics performance than a GS3.

And of course, more developers are there to take advantage of this faster iOS hardware. I guess slower hardware on the Android side doesn't really matter when very few devs are really pushing it to the same degree.

Stop trying to downplay the difference, it is a lot larger than Nehalem vs Ivy Bridge. But I forgot, micro-USB makes slower hardware with fewer quality apps and bad screens totally worth it!

RE: It doesn't matter
By retrospooty on 12/1/2012 10:15:21 PM , Rating: 2
The GS3 came out 7 months ago. Stop using it as your data-skewing baseline. Compare it to today's new phones and its pretty close and YOU stop overplaying the difference. Its not one thing missing, its a ton of things, plus the OS itself. IOS has been surpassed as it stagnates in 2007ville

RE: It doesn't matter
By retrospooty on 12/1/2012 10:21:44 PM , Rating: 2
Plus the screen on the iPhone sucks. Too small, and too low res. Give me an Htc dna's 5 inch 1080p screen any day. You can have your imagined superior screen and give the rest of us the truly superior screen in size and res and DPI... And all the other great stuff the iPhone and is missing. You must really like bezels.

RE: It doesn't matter
By Rukkian on 12/3/2012 9:37:01 AM , Rating: 2
Honestly to me it all comes down to personal preference. Do you want somebody telling you what you are allowed to install, configure, or do with your phone holding your hand through everything, and being required to use expensive accessories, or do you want a more open, more configurable, and (IMO) much more smooth and easy interface.

I personally like having a larger screen with more dpi in about the same size device, and dont need one, static, big round button that does what they want it to do. My 1 year old phone (Galaxy Nexus) is never slow for anything I want to do with it, has the latest, greatest OS (even the one the came on it is more advanced than IOS) and the screen is awesome. The size of it is about equivalent to an IPhone 4, even though the screen is much larger.

I know others like being locked in to something without any choice and giving one company total control so they don't have to think, but it is all personal preference at this point in the game. Don't stick your nose so far in the air because you think you are kewl to use an iphone, don't try to convince others they are idiots, and just relax.

RE: It doesn't matter
By TakinYourPoints on 12/3/2012 10:08:36 PM , Rating: 2
That's really the thing, personal preference.

The "limitations" of iOS haven't manifested as limitations, that's the main thing. When it stops being the main target development platform for mobile and when the hardware stops being as good as it is, then maybe people will have a serious excuse to not use it.

The idea that people who use iOS do so without logical and very practical reasons is absolutely ridiculous, and it is one that retro keeps trying to hammer home.

RE: It doesn't matter
By TakinYourPoints on 12/3/2012 10:01:38 PM , Rating: 2
The iPhone screen has more subpixels than the GS3, despite having a "lower" resolution. Tiny text on the iPhone actually renders properly, and the iPhone screen is at proper sRGB. Color is accurate and contrast is correct.

Nothing "imagined", anyone with a pair of eyes and standards can tell the difference.

With the GS3 you get oversaturated color, cranked contrast, and text that renders as if you were running a desktop monitor at a non-native resolution: blurry.

I saw this with my eyes for months, but since you don't know anything about color and I reckon you've never calibrated a monitor in your life (I work in motion pictures and all my monitors and HDTV are calibrated), here is Anandtech's comparison, scroll down to "saturation and gamut":

You really have no idea what you're talking about, do you? But if you like big but trash screens, go ahead, there is no accounting for low standards.

RE: It doesn't matter
By TakinYourPoints on 12/3/2012 10:04:25 PM , Rating: 2
The GS3 came out 7 months ago. Stop using it as your data-skewing baseline. Compare it to today's new phones and its pretty close and YOU stop overplaying the difference

If I use other newer phones then the results skew even farther away from you, given that they have worse specs.

I'm trying to help you out here dude, stop shooting yourself in the foot.

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