Were not getting the I phone so don't get your hopes up, Verizon through a ton of cash at Apple and that is why they got it. Unless T-Mo opens the bank they are not getting it, it is obvious Apple doesn't need the sales that would come, just look at how much they sold and made last quarter alone.
The jury is still out on that one. While it makes sense for Apple to release a model for each carrier, it's not like that wasn't the case this entire time yet they never did.
I can't sit here and claim that I know what Apple is thinking but releasing it to all carriers doesn't fit their doctrine.
Hardware was never the reason for not launching with other carriers, it was the mysterious exclusivity contract with AT&T. Since iphone4 launched with VZV, obviously that would mean they could make one for all carriers..yet they didn't.
It's a moot point really, since 2.1 Android closed the gap to all advantages other platforms offered. Except for apple fanboys, of course.
That's not true. It's only in the US, that they didn't put it on all carriers. AT&T exclusive agreement blocked it.
In Canada, Rogers was the first to get the iPhone due to the same WCDMA 850/1900 bands. But, once Bell and Telus launched their WCDMA/HSPA+ network, Apple quickly launched the iPhone with them too.
Verizon stated that they don't have an exclusive with Apple to sell the iPhone 4, so that means, that Sprint, along with T-Mobile could carry the iPhone 5, if Apple wanted.
Funny thing is that AT&T has AWS bands too, but they won't use it for GSM/EDGE cause they don't want the OEMs making phones that will work on T-Mobile's 3G network.