No T-Mobile, You Aren’t Getting Our iPhone and Here’s Why

You probably thought like I did that Apple was blackballing the one carrier that has the most unlocked iPhones. But it looks like their was a reason Apple has decided to not bring the iPhone to T-Mobile.

T-Mobile’s senior vice president of marketing Andrew Sherrard mentioned in a statement that was a little surprising to me.

According to a statement issued earlier :
T-Mobile thinks the iPhone is a good device and we’ve expressed our interest to Apple to offer it to our customers. Ultimately, it is Apple’s decision. The issue remains that Apple has not developed a version of the iPhone with technology that works on our fast 3G and 4G networks. We believe a capable version of the iPhone for our 3G and 4G networks would offer an additional compelling option for our customers on a fast 4G network. However, the iPhone is not the only option to experience the benefit that smartphones offer.

Then he proceeded to spit in Apple’s face by saying that our phones offer more than your iPhone does anyway even making a comment about the camera on the HTC Amaze being better than the camera on the iPhone.

Here is more from the statement:

“-Mobile’s 4G smartphones stack up against competitive smartphones in terms of functionality, speed, features offered and overall experience – including the iPhone 4S. Reports continue of iPhones not operating well on some carrier networks, while our latest 4G smartphones offer many advantages vs. the iPhone 4S:

  • Capable of faster speeds
  • Bigger screens
  • Compelling service pricing
  • More advanced camera on the HTC Amaze 4G
  • More choice

We firmly believe that T-Mobile’s portfolio will give any iPhone a run for its money. We offer the increased processing power and faster 4G speeds achieved by our fastest smartphones, the most advanced camera of any smartphone on the HTC Amaze 4G, and our industry-leading 4.52” super AMOLED display offered on the Samsung Galaxy S II.”

I don’t know about that.

But at least we know why T-Mobile has been left out.

info via t-mobile