Is the iPhone weeks away from a Sprint launch?

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Is the iPhone weeks away from a Sprint launch?
Throughout this weekend, a whisper started low, gradually growing louder and louder until we could not let it go by without passing it along. The speculation is that Sprint is about to launch a CDMA version of the next generation iPhone. And while certainly far from an official announcement, a Best Buy employee working at a store in Pennsylvania has sent e-mails to The Tech Update saying that Apple's touchscreen device will be offered by Sprint starting next month. According to the Best Buy employee, a shelf display for the handset is coming next week. Now, we can probably think of some very good reasons why this story sounds bogus. Sprint is on the verge of launching the most important phone in its history, so getting involved with the iPhone right now doesn't make sense. On the other hand, where there is smoke, there is fire and talk of a Sprint branded iPhone was sparking all weekend.

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49 Comments

1. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

Well it does make sense but I guess we'll find out soon enough huh? And I think by no means would this sway a great deal of potential EVO buyers.

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I call bullshit till we see real proof sorry I read the orginal website who leaked this and I call bull shit. Why? THEIR IS NO PROOF

11. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I with ya...how a BB emplyee "can confirm" this before anyone else does not add up. If he said it's a VZW iPhone it would be much more believable.

13. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

I am not saying "it is so", but I did mention this back when the iphone was stated as 4g. It only makes sense that a 4g phone would go to a 4g network. And, given the state of Sprint, apple would be able to get wa more from them than they could from verizon; Sprint would be easier to manipulate. I still will not own an Iphone due to their lack of multitasking. I know it is suppose to have multitasking, but compared to the pain-in-the-ass-to-learn windows platform, it should not be called mutitasking.

21. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I don't think it's going to happen, but Hello-dirt is on to something. If Apple was truely trying to battle the EVO, then why not put it on the same network.

30. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Why would it be more believable if it was about VZW?

3. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

i declare shenanigans....apple already had a taste of its baby getting blasted for a network not being able to keep up....think they want round 2 of that?

4. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

I agree! SHENANIGANS!!!

5. Jojofromdabay

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 06, 2010

You Are So Right now if this were true I expect T-mobile verizon to get a piece of the pie too .

6. sprintguy09

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

T-mobile's service is worse the AT&T i would hope T-mobile wouldnt get a piece of that pie I would say sprint and Verizon if this were true

7. scottmbolt unregistered

Just another bull shit story by i-PhoneArena!

9. mr. anderson

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 16, 2009

while the store is definitely bullshit, you do realize it isnt coming from phonearena right? thats why they have that little source link at the end. dumbass...

22. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I usually call bad reporting on PA, but I think this is good reporting. Had they passed up this article they would have people bitching because another news agency reported it.

35. scottmbolt unregistered

hey dick-wad Anderson... yes there is a link at the end of it, but i-phonearena posted it on their own website, not the people who created the original link, you fucking twat. Every i-phonearena story has a source link to it, because they let other web sites do real reporting, and than they tap off of it. You dumb knob. Stfu and go back to bed.

36. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

seriously? you're going to get all butt hurt over someone correcting you? on the internet? what are you, 11?

42. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

scott, you also do realize there are more android announcements than there are iPhone ones currently?the whole website is flooded with android posts, when we occasionally, compared to android, see an iPhone post of some information that comes across. Also, learn to use twat in the right context. You really do sound like a dumbass. When challenged against your post, you, someone made into looking like a twat, calling someone else a twat clearly shows you don't understand how to use the word or even the meaning and instead sound like an 11 year old (source: easytochris) trying to throw words out of his mouth after being heard on television. Please, grow up.

43. scottmbolt unregistered

fuck you too, ya prick!

8. tokuzumi

Posts: 1862; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This goes under the "I'll believe it when I see it" file....

10. SprintPimp

Posts: 12; Member since: May 17, 2010

You'd think this would read "Is the iPhone weeks away from a VERIZON launch?" considering they dont have a phone with a front facing camera yet. I dont see sprint picking up the i-phone when they are about to drop the EVO 4G on the 4th but i think it would be a big win for the cell phone industry. My MAIN complaint about the US cell phone market is that u cant get certain phones on every carrier. To be honest the I-Phone should have been one of those phones that EVERYBODY got a piece of. Truth or not Im getting the EVO. F*CK an I-Phone

39. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

actually, it would make sense for it to go on sprint to expand their front-facing camera phone base so they can promote video calling, something that is LONG LONG overdue in the US. From what I know, the EVO will be the first phone in the US to have 2 cameras, and for the moment it will be the only one, so who will you be able to make a video call to unless you know they have an Evo too? The iphone4 would be able to pick up on all the other apple fanatics and techies that have been wait for such a feature but didnt want an android phone. That's what makes sense to me at least, it's sorta illogical to be trickling out phones with such a feature that only America is so far behind on 1 phone per carrier at a time.

48. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

I might add too, that Sprint has been talking about acquiring the iPhone and it wouldn't surprise me if they kept it hush hush based on how much they're advertising the EVO. The thing is that we all know how many rumors there are about the iphone and it going to other carriers blah blah blah.

12. RCM

Posts: 5; Member since: May 24, 2010

Perhaps guerilla marketing tactics to dampen EVO sales by promoting a rumor that the iPhone is coming to Sprint. I don't think it will work, though, as the EVO appears to have specs superior even to those of the alleged "4G" iPhone.

24. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Very possible, some people are Apple fan boys.

14. desertmike680

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This is ridiculous. As a Sprint employee, we would have known this in January at the CES show. The EVO is Iphone thats launching on the 4th.

37. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

i doubt it would have been announced at ces. Apple/Steve Jobs have been very consistent in announcing things at WWDC and Apple created announcements. It wouldn't surprise me if Apple waited until a few days after the launch of the EVO to say "we're dropping the next generation of iphone on sprint" because there are enough people that will wait to upgrade their phone to see what Jobs has to say to see if it's worth their time.

15. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Wow now is Sprint on the map, this Iphone rumours is taking those fanboys out of reality.....!!!!!

16. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

That best buy employee should be fired lol

46. ostranderterry

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

agreed

49. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

what do best buy mobile employees know anyways?

17. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

I dont know if you guys heard, but Cricket is getting the iPhone on June 24th. ssshhhh dont leak this! lol

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