T-Mobile's Legere hints at plans to sell iPad

T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) CEO John Legere appears to be hinting that T-Mobile will sell service for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPads.

"What has two thumbs and is excited for October 22? #thisguy," Legere tweeted Wednesday. The Tweet linked to a USA Today article about Apple's Oct. 22 event, where the company is widely expected to unveil new iPad and iPad Mini models.

T-Mobile added the iPhone to its smartphone lineup in April. The carrier said that 21 percent of its 4.3 million smartphone sales in the second quarter, or 903,000 devices, were iPhones. In August, Legere indicated that the No. 4 carrier would soon get other Apple products. "I think there's a whole array of Apple products that we look forward to carrying," he told AllThingsD. "We will expand what we offer from them."

Sprint, AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) and Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) sell Apple's iPads. However, unlike Verizon and AT&T, T-Mobile does not offer shared data plans for individual customers, so they would need to purchase a separate data plan for the iPad.

Various rumors and leaks have indicated that the next version of the iPad, Apple's fifth, will be thinner and lighter, and it will run Apple's new 64-bit A7 chipset. The second-generation iPad mini is expected to be upgraded with a Retina display, and will also likely use the A7 processor.

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