Reports are circulating that there is a significant chance–80 percent according to one source–that T-Mobile will soon offer the Apple iPhone. Assuming that information is accurate, a T-Mobile iPhone would be a game changer for the wireless industry, and a boon for companies and business professionals that want the iPhone.
Rumors of the demise of the AT&T’s exclusive distribution of the Apple iPhone are nothing new. However, years of speculation have focused around predictions that Verizon–AT&T’s primary competitor will be next in line to offer the popular smartphone.
However, the iPhone is a GSM device, and Verizon uses CDMA. Offering the iPhone on Verizon would require re-engineering the smartphone to work with Verizon’s CDMA towers, but expanding distribution to T-Mobile–which has a GSM network like AT&T–would be a comparatively easy undertaking.