Sprint to get iPhone 4 and will have to wait for iPhone 5?

 

By Posted 15 Sep 2011, 13:00

There has been increasing speculation in recent weeks suggesting that Sprint will be getting the iPhone 5. We have heard of Sprint reps advising customers that Apple’s flagship device will be heading to the carrier and the fact Sprint were set to offer the device with an unlimited data plan. Today we have news that Sprint are to get the iPhone 4 and will have to wait for the iPhone 5.

According to TUAW a Sprint sales person is claiming the carrier is currently talking to its staff about the soon to be released iPhone 4 for the network. Sprint are allegedly set to launch the device next month on standard data plans, which will include a $10 data smartphone premium that will be available for all smartphones the carrier provides.

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The same source is claiming that Sprint won’t be getting the iPhone 5 until spring 2012 at the earliest. It is not known why the iPhone 5 won’t be coming this year, and makes you wonder if true why any customers would get the iPhone 4 with its replacement only a few months away.

There have been reports before that Sprint was going to get both the iPhone 4 and the new version, but this was supposed to be at the same time. It makes you wonder if Sprint were briefing employees on the iPhone 4 to avoid any more leaks regarding Apple’s new iPhone.

We reported before that some Sprint sales reps had told customers the iPhone 5 was indeed coming to the carrier. This led the company to tell staff to give a no comment reply to any questions customers may ask about the upcoming handset. Only this morning we reported the handset could be available on the 15th of October following comments from a mobile providers CEO.

If Sprint do have to wait until next year before the iPhone 5 hits the carrier, it is hard to imagine many Sprint customers rushing out to get the iPhone 4. Would you get the iPhone 4 on Sprint?

  • Airstrikedjz

    Yes just to see how iphone for works on the carrier. I know if iphone works good then iphone will aswell. Also i’m sure there will be a buy back for the iphone 4 just like the Evo 4G once the Evo 3D hit the stores.

    • Billy Bob

      While Sprint did offer to buy back my Evo for $150 I didn’t feel like I was being used as some guinea pig for some project. The Evo 4G was HTC & Sprint’s top of the line phone at the time and other carriers were not offering the Evo 3D when Sprint launched it.

    • Billy Bob

      While Sprint did offer to buy back my Evo for $150 I didn’t feel like I was being used as some guinea pig for some project. The Evo 4G was HTC & Sprint’s top of the line phone at the time and other carriers were not offering the Evo 3D when Sprint launched it.

  • Billy Bob

    That would not be a wise or practical play. If the new iPhone is called an iPhone 5 and Sprint gets an iPhone 4 then Sprint starts a model behind. Customers will not commit to an iPhone 4 for 2 years as some experiment for the carrier! Those that want the latest Apple phone (whatever they call it) will go to the carrier that is selling it. If Sprint wants to upset and lose more subscribers then go ahead an do that.