Will Sprint Announce its iPhone Acquisition at October 7th Media Event?

All eyes are on Sprint Tuesday as word comes that the third largest mobile carrier in the United States is planning a media event scheduled for Friday, October 7th. The news comes less than one week after the Wall Street Journal reported that Sprint will likely begin covering the iPhone this fall upon the release …   Read More

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All eyes are on Sprint Tuesday as word comes that the third largest mobile carrier in the United States is planning a media event scheduled for Friday, October 7th.

The news comes less than one week after the Wall Street Journal reported that Sprint will likely begin covering the iPhone this fall upon the release of the iPhone 5.

On Monday, word came that Sprint has begun distributing a “No Comment” internal memo to Sprint employees, yet another move being widely interpreted as proof that a major iPhone announcement is looming.

For now, Sprint will only say that its media event will be used to provide a “strategy update.” Still, given its timing, many industry analysts believe an iPhone announcement, and not just an update on the carrier’s high-speed 4G network plans, may lie at the core of the media event.

Although no Apple event has been publicly confirmed, a growing number of industry analysts and Apple sources say that the Cupertino, California-based tech giant will likely hold a media event of its own between the second and fourth weeks of September to raise the curtain on the iPhone 5.

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3 comments

  1. JOSH

    I'M A LOYAL SPRINT CUSTOMER HAVE BEEN FOR A LONG TIME AND AM A "SPRINT PREMIERE" CUSTOMER WHICH MEANS I CAN UPGRADE MY PHONE EVERY YEAR AND GET DISCOUNTS ON ACCESSORIES. I RECEIVED A LETTER THAT SAID SPRINT IS DOING AWAY WITH THE PREMIERE STATUS SO U CANNOT UPGRADE YOUR PHONE ONCE A YEAR WHICH TO ME IS A SIGN THAT SPRINT IS ABSOLUTLEY GETTING THE IPHONE 5 W/O A DOUBT WHICH I'M POSITIVE THEY WILL BE ANNOUNCING ON TUESDAY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO SPRINT CUSTOMERS BY EARLY NOVEMBER THIS WAS CONFIRMED BY A SPRINT STORE EMPLOYEE ABOUT A MONTH AGO TO ME. PRE-ORDERS WILL BE THIS WEEK ON THE WEB AND IN STORES. AWESOME!!!

  2. roger

    Do you think Sprint will get the iphone next month? Oct?

  3. Phillip Williams

    It is clear now that any announcement that Sprint makes will ride on the heels of Apple if there is any truth to the rumors of a Sprint iPhone. I am certain that, even under Tim Cooks reign, Apple will not allow Sprint to steal it's thunder. Last year, September 1st was Apples press conference. I would expect it to be in the first couple of weeks that Apple drops the news. What I have not seen, that brings doubt, is the normal stop on shipments of iPhone 4's to the Apple retail stores. That is usually a clear sign that Apple is ready to deliver a new digital offspring.

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