T-Mobile has announced that it will bring the iPhone 5 to its 4G network on a two-year scheme and the device has been given a price, while a release date has been set for April 12, 2013 at retail as well as online. Interested parties will be able to pre-order starting April 5. Towards the end of 2012 we reported that the carrier would start selling Apple products sometime this year, having entered into an agreement with the Cupertino-based company.
But this is not the only Apple device which will go on sale through T-Mobile. The cell phone communications company will also have the 4S and the iPhone 4. The latest handset from Apple will be made available for a down payment of $99 with a fee of $20 per month for 2 years on the Simple Choice Plan, and the carrier says it is the only major one in the US not to have the device on an annual contract, but with unlimited talk, text and data on its 4G network.
And the handset itself needs no introduction, but let’s go through the specs for the sake of refreshing our memory. Besides being the thinnest and lightest in its line, it has a 4-inch Retina display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels and a 326ppi pixel density. Furthermore, it houses the new A6 chip and brings iOS 6 to the table as the operating platform with an update available.
The 4S on the other hand will be made available to customers (again through the Simple Choice Plan) for a $70 initial payment and $20 a month for 24 months. The plan itself starts at $50 a month for unlimited talk, text and web usage with 500MB of 4G data, while 2GB of 4G data can be added for $10 a month, or for an additional $20 a month, unlimited 4G data can be piled on. Meanwhile, customers will get the iPhone 4 by putting down $14.99 and continuing to pay $15 per month for 2 years.
The iPhone 5 is an impressive piece of machinery with software features as eye-catching and it received 9.2 out of 10 in our review. Those T-Mobile customers eager to get their hands on the latest from the Cupertino conglomerate will have to wait about two weeks for the chance.