Wall Street Journal reports that Sprint, the third largest carrier in the U.S. will offer Apple’s iPhone 5 when it is launched later this year.
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.
Earlier today, when we reported that app usage logs had revealed that Apple was testing a dual-mode iPhone 5 running iOS 5, it raised questions whether it would also support Sprint’s CDMA network.
WSJ reports that Sprint will also offer iPhone 4 alongside iPhone 5. We’re assuming that will be the cheaper entry-level 8GB iPhone 4 that will be introduced along with the iPhone 5 launch.
Will you switch to Sprint from AT&T or Verizon if it really ends up getting iPhone 5?
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