iPhone Heading to T-Mobile Before Verizon?

Apparently there's still some room for a rumor mill about the iPhone 4 and T-Mobile to exist. That's good. We hate it when our mills get shut down. Just takes away all of our fun. Today's nugget of joy comes from Cult of Mac, and it goes on to say that the iPhone, not necessarily the iPhone 4, mind you, is definitely coming to the fourth largest wireless carrier in the United States. Well, consider us interested.

The source, apparently, is a "highly placed source" within T-Mobile, and obviously they need to remain anonymous, or else bad things would happen. But, according to this source, it looks like the talks between Apple and T-Mobile are closer to being completed than anyone would have ever imagined. Here's the quote:

"Talks between Apple and T-Mobile are at an advanced stage, our source says, and it's 80 percent likely that the iPhone will be coming to T-Mobile in Q3.

The source works at T-Mobile but asked not to be quoted directly and to remain anonymous because they aren't authorized to talk to the press."

Obviously, there's a lot of questions. For one, why aren't we hearing something more official if it's supposed to launch in the third quarter? That ends this September. So, pretty much right around the corner. There's no word on whether or not the current generation of iPhone 4 is even compatible with T-Mobile's 3G network, and that's pretty important. Additionally, as the title suggests, it may not be the iPhone 4 at all. It could be a new version of the iPhone, or something "older." More questions, which go hand-in-hand with the rumor mill, right? Right. We'll stay atop the situation, and see if anything changes.

[via Cult of Mac]