Sprint may be preparing for their own iPhone

Sprint may be preparing for their own iPhone
All the focus recently has been on the iPhone coming to Verizon on February 10th. But what about Sprint? Most people haven't noticed, but they've made a subtle change to their HTC EVO 4G commercials. Rather than knocking the iPhone, as the commercial once did, the ad now has no specific mentions of Apple's iPhone.

But what does this mean? Well, it could mean that Sprint is extending an olive branch to their Apple-toting competitors, AT&T and Verizon. What's more likely is that Sprint is preparing for their own upcoming iPhone launch. Verizon went through the same transition last year, when they phased out their anti-iPhone ads.

Verizon's launch of the Motorola DROID was rife with derogatory iPhone comparisons, but about a year before their iPhone launch, they stopped mentioning the iPhone altogether. So are we going to see a Sprint iPhone within the next year? Who knows? This is obviously speculative. But it sure looks like Sprint is trying to make themselves a more appealing partner for Apple.

source: Beatweek via PPCGeeks

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24 Comments

1. boxrocket unregistered

The CDMA iphone won't be exclusive to verizon, as they, themselves, have stated. If you read the entire releases, you'll realize that the CDMA phone will be (eventually) widely available, and therefore functional for any CDMA carrier, like sprint or U.S. Cellular

2. bowarrow0606

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 24, 2011

Apple reminds me of Hitler.. They gonna end up ruling the whole world!!!

4. Robes1

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 08, 2009

That may have been the stupidest thing I've seen, read, or heard so far this year! WOW!

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

THAT would be Google. :)

6. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

Your both wrong, we all know Samsung wants that spot!

3. jaysee unregistered

like i said b4. thats y they r charging the extra 10 bones for all smartphones 3g and 4g. and changing all upgrades and prices after april 1 2011

7. dnaL0R

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 18, 2009

i can't wait for their upcoming announcement on 2/7... hope it's for a handset >

8. Libertasian

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The iPhone buzz just does not end. So when is T-Mobile getting their version with AWS and "4G" speeds?

24. BIG MH sales guru unregistered

who cares

9. XxVerbalxX unregistered

god...verizon has it so now there has to b sprint rumors....then tmobile....then metro pcs....the us cell....the cricket....then virgin mobile.....then tracphone......then straight talk seriously, i just dont care anymore about the iphone. can we all please move on with this crap

10. earle.evans

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

have you considered not clicking on the articles with iphone in the title? perhaps you could adopt your own personal BS filter...

11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

lol, that's exactly what I was thinking. Why would you purposely waste your time with iPhone rumors if you really don't like wasting your time with iPhone rumors?

12. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

LOL... so true. If you're sick of hearing about the iphone...AVOID iphone articles.

14. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

this bit of news doesnt surprise me because of what verizon did and not make the i-phone 4 exclusive. although i dont agree with what apple does, its a good marketing tool to have the i-phone available to all carriers. we all know what the i-phone has done to the cellphone industry not to mention of AT&T and verizon alone so why not add more $$$$$ to their old, out dated, billion-dollar industry lol

15. ikandixclusive

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 07, 2011

haha yep ALL NETWORKS ARE GETTIN IT

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

according to the last iphone5 rumors, they are going to start making 1 phone with all frequencies in it, or 2 phones (1 with all gsm, one with all cdma) and start putting them on all carriers. the iphone rumors are a bit old now. the exclusivity is over. VZW even said they werent getting an exclusive CDMA phone, so narrow it down. its going to sprint or metro.. lol. if apple wants to stay on top, they dont have a choice but to go to everyone, android is eating them alive.

17. SIIXE1 unregistered

If you look closely on the Sprint website - they are advertising a new online store.... theres a picture of a Spring branded/labeled iPhone right there. If thats not an indication - I dont know what is!

20. Joel unregistered

That's an iPod Touch with ZTE Peel. It's already being sold.

18. ndogg unregistered

I would love to have the iphone at sprint me being a sales rep. my personal feelings about the phone mean nothing but Apple names is so strong it will truly make a difference in sales $$$$$.

19. boobis unregistered

http://www.sprint.com/landings/whatsnew/?INTCID=TSC:UHP:010411:NewStoreEmail:LearnMore&adSelectData= 1:Module_010411_NewStore# Looks like an iphone to me. Could be just advertising a case for it, but i would imagine there wouldn't be much sense in selling accessories for a phone they dont carry.

21. Woodsy1980 unregistered

Not an iPhone on sprints site. It's an iPod touch with a ZTE Peel on it.

22. Matness23

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 24, 2011

Apple knows the value of having multiple carriers offer their product. They want to be "everywhere" like android.

23. mobileman unregistered

it looks like the link that boobis posted has modified. it now has the iphone/ipod removed from all the pics that sprint provided. coincidence?? that seems kinda odd that it would be on there and then removed.

25. Bbygrl07 unregistered

Yea that is wierd its not there anymore. I hope sprint is getting the iphone!

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