T-Mobile USA has announced that it's entered an agreement with Apple that will see the former finally offering the iPhone next year.
The news derives from T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom, who disclosed the agreement within an investor update via a press release.
"In addition, T-Mobile USA has entered into an agreement with Apple to bring products to market together in 2013," the statement said.
While it remains unclear whether the agreement actually includes the iPhone, the deal should undoubtedly include the smartphone as such an agreement wouldn't make sense without it for both Apple and T-Mobile.
Apple already sells the iPhone at the other three national carriers. T-Mobile is the fourth largest carrier in the United States with 33 million customers; Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig believes around 4 million from that figure would be expected to purchase the iPhone when the firm does offer it to subscribers.