"Speculation is heightening" Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY.PK) will announce an iPhone (AAPL +1.3%)...

|About: Deutsche Telekom AG ADR (DTEGY)|By:, SA News Editor

"Speculation is heightening" Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY.PK) will announce an iPhone (AAPL +1.3%) deal for T-Mobile USA at its Dec. 6-7 analyst day, writes Merrill's Scott Craig. T-Mobile's failure to provide the iPhone is a big reason for its dismal performance, but it was only last week its COO suggested Apple's terms don't make economic sense for the carrier, now set to merge with MetroPCS (PCS). If the Sprint deal is any guide, those terms include giant purchase requirements. Two days ago, UBS wrote T-Mobile may offer the iPhone in early 2013.