Apple to begin selling prepaid T-Mobile phones

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) retail stores will now be selling and activating iPhones with prepaid calling plans through AT&T's GoPhone, according to 9to5mac.

To go with the launch, T-Mobile will offer shoppers $50 off the device for prepaid plans and a $50 iTunes gift card for iPhones activated on its Simple Choice postpaid plans.

The prepaid T-Mobile iPhones and deals are now available in more than 250 Apple retail stores in the United States.

"T-Mobile is giving you more freedom to purchase your new iPhone how you want and where you want," said a statement on T-Mobile's website.

This announcement is the latest development in the competitive world of smartphone sales. Amazon recently joined the market by announcing the Fire Phone earlier this month, a smartphone four years in the making. The phone is a retailer's dream—if the retailer is Amazon—giving the e-retailer a deeper connection to its 250 million consumers.

Apple is widely expected to announce the iPhone 6 in September. Retailers including Walmart (NYSE:WMT) have already begun slashing prices on current models in advance of that announcement.

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