Inventory screen for Radio Shack displays Sprint variant of the Apple iPhone 5

Inventory screen for Radio Shack displays Sprint variant of the Apple iPhone 5
Sure, all of the signs pointed toward a Sprint variant of the Apple iPhone 5 coming this year. There was the story that mentioned how Sprint had signed a contract with Apple to offer the latter's fifth-gen iPhone, and of course, the carrier had reportedly blacked out certain vacation days for employees. But perhaps we have now come across the most compelling clue pointing to a Sprint branded Apple iPhone 5.

A screenshot of Radio Shack's inventory system shows 16GB and 32GB Apple iPhone 5 models for Verizon AT&T and...Sprint. And the beauty of this photograph is that it not only seems to confirm that Sprint customers will be offered the Apple iPhone 5, but also seems to confirm that there will be an Apple iPhone 5 being launched and not just an Apple iPhone 4S model as some have been speculating.

Of course, this could be tough for Sprint customers who might have to decide between the Samsung Galaxy S II, Sprint Epic 4G Touch and the fifth-gen iPhone.But we would imagine that they would rather have this choice than no choice at all.

source: 9to5Mac via Engadget

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43 Comments

1. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Good for Sprint. Will surely add up some numbers in an instant.

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

So the rumors about a 4s on sprint might not be true

5. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Anything you read or hear about iPhone 4S/5 are all rumors/speculations. Non of them are dead true. See you October 4.

3. aviv unregistered

all the way with SGS2

4. DanHesse unregistered

Come on customers! Jump to Sprint! With Unlimited data for your iPhone and smartphones. And we will keep it unlimited until we reach 90 million subscribers. No network spectrum in the US can handle that much of data hoggers. So blew it. We have a good looking future ahead of us. Network Vision is under developement. No more dropped calls nor no reception issues. We will have a wider and broader range for cellular signal and will reach 230 million americans. Just americans, if you're latino or asian then good luck! I know our WiMax is crap so we will deploy our very own LTE network Q2 next year. And we have the best value of plans and the simpliest. No headaches. No calling and talking to an Indian or Asian rep. So there you have it. See posters and print ads for more details.

6. Dr. BoogeyMan unregistered

Yes! I was gonna go with AT&T, but now this is even better. Unlimited Everything for $80. Goodbye TMobile and G2x. I love you Apple and thank you Steve.

7. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Crapple sux.

19. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

dude ur getting thumbed down for saying apple sucks... on this pro-android sight u might wanna think why...

43. Android4life unregistered

Crapple does suck. I agree. You can thumb down this post all you want, but we all know Android is starting to take over and be more dominate. Have fun all you bandwagon iphone hoppers. I'll put a Apple sticker on my arse so you guys can love kissing it.

41. Mr. Mort unregistered

And so the sheep are sent to slaughter. A fool and his money are parted so easily. I swear Steve Jobs is the anti-Christ and you heathens will doom us all to hell just because you HAVE to have something with an apple on it...

8. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

"decide between the Samsung Galaxy S II, Sprint Epic 4G Touch" What...? That's the same phone PA...

9. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I know it sounds funny but theres nothing wrong with that. He just specified Samsung Galaxy S II as the brand and Epic Touch 4G as the Sprint variant. What he's saying was between the SGS2 and 5th-gen iPhone.

10. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

If Sprint does get the Iphone it will be good to see how many people will jump ship form android to the Iphone. I have 5 lines, and 4 have confirmed they would get an iphone. If the Iphone 5 has the aluminum back then I will be tempted to buy it also. I just could not stand the GS2 plastic back (it was getting scuff marks after 1 week of being in my pocket and just setting it down on my desk) which is why I returned it for my Evo. If the Iphone 5 gets rid of the glass back then I'll buy it, jailbreak it and be happy. If i miss android I will always have my EVO.

11. dacastrator

Posts: 232; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

why not get an aluminum cover for your GS2?

16. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

I like my phones like I like my women, naked.

12. fak android unregistered

i have an evo 4g and i will say this is f#@$n sucks. i gave up my iphone 3g and man have i regretted every single moment of it. its a battery killer no matter how many apps i kill still dies just sitting in my pocket with out any use. and whats worst you cant delete pre installed apps like. this lame game called nova, cant delete amazon mp3 i can go on and on. please please release the iphone 5 so i can go throw away this pice of crap evo 4g. i will never ever leave my apple again. die android die.

13. masterchina

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Root it dumb ass.

18. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

Not everyone is comfortable with rooting their phone.

21. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

People jailbreak iPhones. And unlike Apple, you can go back to stock and still return it. Apple will tell you it is your fault before they even look at it.

15. L3610n

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 01, 2011

You don't need to kill tasks. Turn off auto sync and you should be ok. Task killer is killing your battery even more since you probably have 2.3

17. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

The Evo does have it's share of problems. On stock my swype did not work well, and battery life does not compare to the iphone for sure. Android is glitchy, but I like it. I still like my Evo, the kickstand rocks and the build quality is great.

20. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

No, he is right. The Evo does suck. The battery HTC puts in their phones are terrbile. The processors don't even come close to SAMSUNG or anyone else for that matter, and it is a battery killer. The phone is running at 1,000mhz at all times, using it or not. The iPhone doesn't solve anything. I have rooted the Evo, and have had to constantly mess with it to be stable. Want a good phone, rather than buying an overpriced Apple product? Buy the Galaxy S II. I am not overclocked, constantly syncing data every 1/2 hour, no task killer, and my phone is lasting me all day. Sometimes it lasts me a day and a half. I download music, browse the web, send text messages all day long, and it lasts me all day with no problem. There is no lag, even when using live wallpapers, and the phone is so easy to root it is a joke lol. Apple will sell to those that have had bad experiences with Android, and will retain their followers, that have been there the entire time. But I will tell you this, you cannot do everything you want, nor will you do it at a price that can beat Android. And you better make the right decision, because you will: a.) Have it for 2-years. b.) Be completely broke from the ETF. Go to a Sprint store and try both out, but I guarantee you that you will not be dissapointed with the huge display, speed/zero lag, light weight, and battery efficiency. Not to mention the contrast, the phone is beautiful. I am rambling now lol.

22. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

Samsung makes best internals, it's just the outer case that bothers me. When I first had the gs2 the plastic didn't bother me, it felt solid and high quality. Those damn scuff marks though >< at the bottom (the smooth part) of the back of the gs2 pissed me off. My gs2 also had GPS problems where it wouldn't lock onto my location. Once samsung improves their casing and gps signal, I'll get a sammy.

24. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Damn man, I haven't had any complaints. My GPS is spot on. If I move a foot in any direction it follows me lol. The back casing did kinda get thrown on there, I agree. I'm glad I got a case. :X

26. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Calls iPhone over priced, yet iPhone and Galaxy S II are the same price.... Very nice.

27. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Just another example of fandroid logic. iPhone is overpriced even though it's same price as other high end phones. HTC Evo was sooooo much better than the iPhone last year. Now fanboys say oh yea that phone had problems, BUT SGS II is waaayyy better than the iPhone. iPhone hasn't even been announced but we KNOW DROID DOES. you'd honestly have to be brain dead to think android is a better platform.

28. obs unregistered

Just another example of iFags logic. iPhone is overpriced because it's same price as other high end phones while iPhone is no near those high-ends.

30. obs unregistered

sure iphone 5 is isn't announced, we can't compare 'overprice'-ness in this matter. so, I will use iPhone 4 instead. from amazon.com Apple iPhone 4G 16GB Quadband World GSM Phone Price: $689.99 http://www.amazon.com/Apple-iPhone-16GB-Quadband-World/dp/B00414WBT4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top Samsung Epic Touch 4G Android Phone (Sprint) List Price: $599.99 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Epic-Touch-Android-Sprint/dp/B005LHN47S/ref=zg_bs_2407747011_1 Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II Unlocked GSM Smartphone Price: $563.99http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-i9100-Unlocked-Smartphone-Touchscreen/dp/B004QTBQ2C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317525481&sr=8-1 I bet you still dont think it's overpriced.

35. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

I'm saying it is overpriced, simply because you can't do everything you want on it, compared to an Android. I'm no fanatic over a certain OS, I'm just teling you the truth. Get pissed, I'm still right.

14. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I'll stay with verizon

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