A leaked internal document from T-Mobile says that the carrier will not offer the iPhone 5 on its network this year. Previous rumors have suggested that Apple would open up iPhone availability on all US carriers with the iPhone 5 launch this Fall, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

T-Mobile’s Chief Marketing Officer Cole Broadman has said that T-Mobile will not “get the iPhone 5 this year.” Should T-Mobile customers be concerned?

The leak document, obtained by Tmo News, details that T-Mobile will be introducing two other smartphones this Fall to stimulate customer interest. The authenticity of this alleged document cannot be verified, so we’re labeling this as “rumor” until more information is given. We’re still holding out hope for a T-Mobile iPhone.

If you remember, prototype iPhone units running on T-Mobile’s network were uncovered earlier this year.

T-Mobile’s CMO only mentioned the iPhone 5 specifically, so that doesn’t mean that the rumored iPhone ‘4S’ varient won’t be offered. Apple could have struck a deal with AT&T and Verizon for exclusive rights to the iPhone 5 initially, with Sprint and T-Mobile slated to get the flagship device sometime next year.

Sprint is still on track to offer the iPhone this Fall, but the exact details of that rumored Apple partnership remain unknown.

If T-Mobile didn’t offer the iPhone 5 at launch, would you not hesitate to buy the device on another carrier? Do you think the lack of iPhone availability on T-Mobile will continue to hurt the carrier moving forward? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Kyle

    This sucks. If T-Mobile does get the 4S, I would be perfectly fine with that but I am not surprised that they are basically saying that they arent getting anything officially from Apple.

    Unlocked iPhone 4…HERE I COME!

    • Mark

      You talk like you don’t need 3g and that you can live on the edge of a cliff

  • fdxgncgfn

    So it is the iPhone 5. its not 4s or 4gs or anything, its iPhone 5. Also, maybe they’re getting it in February like Verizon. But what if they get the iPhone 4 but not the iPhone 5 unitl later? Well, only time will tell.

  • ic0dex

    How the hell is Sprint getting a iPhone 4. Are they a GSM or CDMA network? and if a GSM network are they on 1800Khz because the iPhone 4 is and thats the reason T-Mobile can get the iPhone 4.

    • Bullet

      Sprint’s 3G is CDMA like Veri$on.

  • Youtube.com/ioscustomzer

    I have and iPhone 4 unlock with t-mobile and I only pay $50 a month for unlimited talk-text web and free tethering without contract .. The only bad thing is that i don’t have 3G .. Come to think about it , it’s better that way because 3G reduce battery life

  • Youtube.com/ioscustomzer

    I have and iPhone 4 unlock with t-mobile and I only pay 50 bucks a month for unlimited talk-text web and free tethering without contract .. The only bad thing is that i don’t have 3G .. Come to think about it , it’s better that way because 3G reduce battery life

  • Kyle

    Wait a sec, if T-Mobile isn’t offering the iPhone 5, then why is Deutsche Telekom (parent of TMO) offering reservations? Something smells fishy here.

    Maybe the CMO is trying to throw everyone? Idk.

  • Dominican

    does this mean we wont have iphone 5s or 4s unlocked for sale?

    PLEASE GOD LET THIS BE A NO

    im just waiting on the unlocked phones 🙁