Apple is said to be holding talks to allow network carrier T-Mobile to sell its iPhone 4 in the US, tech news site Apple Insider reported on Wednesday.
The news, which was first published by Leander Kahney from Cult of Mac on Wednesday, stated that a "highly placed source" at T-Mobile has confirmed that the iPhone maker is in discussion with the network carrier to sell its latest handset in the US this autumn.
T-Mobile, the smallest of the four mobile network carriers in the US, has only 33.7 million customers in the country. T-Mobile is owned by German-based Deutsche Telekom, which sells the iPhone 4 in Germany.
Currently, the iPhone 4 is not compatible with T-Mobile's 3G network as it can only work on networks with frequencies of 850MHz, 1900MHz and 2100MHz. T-Mobile's network uses the 1700MHz frequency.
Rumours of Apple seeking new carriers to sell its iPhone 4 have surfaced since it was reported that the company's five-year exclusivity agreement with AT&T is coming to an end.
During Steve Jobs' 'Antennagate' press conference, the Apple CEO said the company had a Verizon tower at its Cupertino headquarters ion order to test the reception of its handsets.