Apple's flagship device, long a gap in T-Mobile's smartphone lineup, will play a prominent role in tomorrow's "Uncarrier" event, according to a person familiar with the launch plans. The iPhone is critical to T-Mobile's plans to remake itself as the "different" carrier. It will be the marquee product illustrating its new no-contract, no-subsidy rules, where a customer pays a small fee upfront and pays a monthly charge on top of the service plan to cover the phone costs.
T-Mobile also hopes the iPhone will stop the exodus of subscribers from its service. Additionally, it will showcase its 4G LTE network which will support the iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, and Galaxy Note 2. The iPhone won't be immediately available, according to the site's sources.
Yesterday, T-Mobile unveiled new contract-free plans which are easily configurable for multiple devices and data tiers.