Tuesday, September 6, 2011

iPhone May Hit Sprint Early October ¦ #CultOfTheApple

New evidence further supports recent rumors that a next-generation iPhone 5, expected to be revealed in the next several weeks, will launch on Sprint's nationwide CDMA network this fall. It now appears that Best Buy is preparing for iPhone availability on Sprint for the first week in October, while contractors are reportedly busy installing Sprint network repeaters near Apple Store locations.

The CDMA-compatible iPhone 4 model released for Verizon earlier this year made use of a dual-mode GSM/CDMA baseband chip. Such an inclusion led us to believe that Apple intends to standardize the dual-mode baseband for the next iPhone hardware refresh, and analysts have suggested that such a move would then open up the device to more US carriers, including Sprint.

More recent information suggested Sprint compatibility was forthcoming, cemented by a Wall Street Journal report in August that claimed the iPhone 5 would indeed be coming to Sprint, launching in unison with AT&T and Verizon in October.

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