“Carrier officials when asked about the option in the post-exclusive US environment didn’t confirm or deny plans but instead told the media to ‘ask Apple,'” ,” Electronista reports. “The need to adapt to T-Mobile’s 1,700MHz 3G band was cited as one obstacle, although T-Mobile made allusions to 3G chipsets having ‘evolved’ to support many more cellular frequencies and thus covering both AT&T and T-Mobile users. ‘We’re not part of the [iPhone] chipset today,’ president Philipp Humm said. ‘But we have chipsets which support five, or up to 10 spectrum bands in the market, so we should expect there will be more degrees of freedom going forward.'”
Electronista reports, “The language, while not a confirmation, is significant and may be a clue as to ongoing talks. Verizon used very similar language to effectively acknowledge that a CDMA iPhone was coming soon without either pre-announcing the device or setting too many expectations.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]