Rumor: T-Mobile Getting iPhone 3GS This Year

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Sure, iPhone rumors are a dime a dozen, but they do help to enliven an otherwise dull workday. Everyone loves gossip about the mythical Verizon iPhone, or even unconfirmed reports about an upcoming iPhone 4 with a redesigned antenna. But there's always room for more iPhone idle talk.

Unlike many iPhone rumors, however, today's scuttlebutt comes from a highly reputable source: Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired, reports that wireless carrier T-Mobile USA will get the Apple iPhone 3GS in late 2010.

Anderson spread the word Tuesday via Twitter: "A T-Mobile manager casually mentioned to me that they're going to get the iPhone 3GS (but not 4, oddly) later this year. Common knowledge?"

If true, T-Mobile would be the first U.S. carrier besides AT&T to offer the iPhone. But is it true? Not surprisingly, a company spokeperson told PCWorld that T-Mobile doesn't "comment on rumors and speculation."

And if T-Mobile is getting the iPhone 3GS, well, why not the iPhone 4 too? Perhaps AT&T has a contractual lock on the iPhone 4-at least for now-or maybe T-Mobile is waiting for an updated iPhone 4 (or iPhone 5) to bypass the whole Antennagate snafu.

Or perhaps the rumor is completely bogus. Feel free to speculate.

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