Now that Verizon is switching over to a tiered system with its data plans, it’s being claimed by Citadel Securities analyst Shing Yin that Apple is looking to land a deal to bring the iPhone to Sprint since they currently hold highly coveted unlimited data plans that Apple prefers with the iPhone. In fact, Yin writes that the timing for the iPhone’s arrival isn’t going to be based on exclusives with AT&T and Verizon, but rather, he believes that the two would be unlikely to attempt delaying its introduction for legal reasons.
Moreover, Yin claims that Sprint would like to have the iPhone on board with its lineup before Christmas – to take advantage of the holiday rush of course. Considering that it’s a logical request on Sprint’s part, Yin goes on to say that “we see little reason for Apple to hold back." Without question, Sprint takes an aggressive approach when it comes to its service plans, and if they are able to land even the next-generation iPhone, it’ll undoubtedly prove to be a draw.
At this point, it’s almost unfathomable to not accept the inevitable reality, but it’s still too early for Sprint customers to start celebrating. Regardless, the next few months should indeed be interesting in Apple land as we wait for any official word regarding the next iPhone.
via Barron’s & MacRumors