Printed from http://www.electronista.com

US Cellular to start carrying Apple products later in 2013

updated 11:19 am EDT, Fri May 3, 2013

Could be among launch carriers for iPhone 5S

US Cellular will start carrying Apple products sometime later this year, the company revealed today during a quarterly earnings report. It hasn't identified which hardware it will be offering, or any special subscription plans. Devices will presumably include the iPhone and/or cellular-equipped iPad models. The carrier could, in theory, be in a position to help launch the so-called iPhone 5S this fall, as well as a fifth-generation iPad, second-generation iPad mini, and possibly even an Apple smartwatch, if it comes with any cellular functions.

US Cellular doesn't have nationwide coverage, but it does have a presence in 26 states, and had about 5.8 million subscribers in 2012. It is also in the middle of deploying an LTE network, which it will need not only for the sake of Apple devices but most modern smartphones.

Getting Apple products could be essential for the carrier's survival. Carriers without the iPhone have often seen their financial performance suffer until they sign a deal. National providers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile already carry Apple devices; a number of regional and prepaid carriers are selling the iPhone specifically.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's l ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News