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Further Sprint iPhone 5 release hints – Verizon, AT&T owners tempted?

We have some exciting news for those of you who are hanging on in the hope that Sprint joins in on Verizon and AT&T’s imminent iPhone 5 launch party. Fresh information has revealed that Sprint are now making plans to install signal boosting equipment in preparation for the fifth generation iPhone’s arrival within the next few months.

The Sprint iPhone has been a fairytale story with no ending for the last few years, but the iPhone 5 could finally be the device which Sprint customers can get their hands on. It is rumored to be be coming sometime in October alongside the AT&T and Verizon variants, although whether the Sprint version will be modified to support their 4G WiMAX network remains to be seen at the moment.

However, interesting details have been uncovered by Beatweek as their source informs them that Sprint are installing repeaters inside an Apple store at The Domain shopping center, located in Austin, Texas. These repeaters are meant to be signal boosters designed to work on both CDMA and WiMAX networks, although Apple are obviously remaining silent on these rumors – for now.

A likely reasoning behind this is that if Apple are indeed preparing to launch their new iPhone on Sprint, then they will want to have the best network signal available in-store so that potential customers can have a trouble-free experience whilst using devices.

Nothing is official yet though, but it will excite Sprint customers who have been waiting for the iPhone to arrive for years. It will also interest current Verizon and AT&T customers who may decide that Sprint is the best network for them after using the iPhone 4 on either network, which in turn could lead to a vicious battle between the three carriers in order to secure the most subscribers.

Are you waiting for the Sprint iPhone? How optimistic are you that it will arrive alongside the AT&T and Verizon models this year?

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