Apple to open iPhone to more US carriers – but not the iPhone 4

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RUMOUR MILL: Looks like the iPhone may be expanding to more carriers than AT&T in the US with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA possibly getting some iPhones to sell later this month. Well, that is if a tweet by Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson is proven correct, quoting a manager.

However, don’t get your hopes up. It’s not the latest, and most problematic, iPhone 4; but will instead be the predecessor, the iPhone 3GS. At least you will still get the full features of iOS 4. Just not the retina screen, the dual cameras, FaceTime, the fast A4 processor and HD video recording.

Is this Apple finally opening up, or is this Apple simply being smart by giving the leftovers to another carrier, giving exclusivity to AT&T over its latest versions of the iPhone?

At least in Australia (and parts all over the world), we have all three major carriers selling the iPhone 4. At least we have a choice in paying for a crap network.