WSJ: Sprint Will Starting Selling the iPhone 5 in Mid-October

Posted August 23, 2011 at 8:15pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8542 views

The WSJ is reporting that Sprint will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October, alongside with Verizon and AT&T.

Sprint Nextel Corp. will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October, people familiar with the matter said, closing a huge hole in the No. 3 U.S. carrier's lineup and giving Apple Inc. another channel for selling its popular phone.

The timing, however, indicates Apple's new iPhone will hit the market later than expected and too late to contribute to sales in the company's fiscal fourth quarter, which ends in September. Most observers had expected the device to arrive next month.

Sprint is said to begin carrying the iPhone 4 at the same time as it releases the iPhone 5. Interestingly, a report from earlier today predicted that a new lower priced version of the iPhone 4 is set to debut alongside a larger screen iPhone 5 at the end of September.

Recent evidence has shown that the iPhone 5 is likely a world phone which will let customers move between carriers easily.

At the end of the second quarter Sprint had 52 million subscribers, Verizon had 106 million, and AT&T had 99 million.

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iRhak - August 24, 2011 at 2:40am
Buy buy AT&T hello sprit
iRhak - August 24, 2011 at 2:39am
I feel sorry for the evo.
Marc Benson - August 24, 2011 at 1:04am
Too bad Sprint sucks.
Rivera - August 24, 2011 at 12:52am
Yes We do.
Fno - August 23, 2011 at 9:05pm
Hell nah! but sprint is the last of the unlimited plans! i never thought in a million years I'd be happy to move to sprint but with all the other fartknockers putting caps on their internet like 1990's AOL I def would consider sprint.
DacksMac - August 23, 2011 at 9:22pm
Lol! That's fuckin perfectly said
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