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iPhone 5: T-Mobile Has ‘Lines Out the Door’ Ahead of Apple’s 5S Release

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T-Mobile says it couldn’t have asked more a better start to sales of the iPhone 5 Friday, the first-ever day of iPhone sales at America’s fourth-largest carrier.

Today has been gangbusters for T-Mobile,” chief marketing officer Mike Sievert said in a statement to AllThingsD on April 12. We experienced lines out the door this morning at nearly all of our almost 3,000 stores nationwide.”

The iPhone is at the head of the operator’s class of smartphones that are no longer subsidized, but cost less per month for services than at T-Mobile’s rivals. The company also hopes to attract iPhone users from other networks by launching a trade-in program that allows users to upgrade to an iPhone 5.

Clearly they want the iPhone 5, and they are voting with their feet that they want it from T-Mobile,” Sievert said.

Meantime, production for the Apple’s next-generation smartphone likely called the iPhone 5S is most likely underway, according to a Wall Street Journal article. Foxconn Technology Group, the company’s largest parts manufacturer in Asia, has added approximately 10,000 assembly-line workers per week at its major production facility since the end of March, the report said.


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