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iPhone 4S coming to Sprint

updated 02:55 pm EDT, Tue October 4, 2011

iPhone 4S official for Sprint

Apple as part of the iPhone 4S release confirmed the poorly kept secret that it would release the iPhone on Sprint for the first time. It will take advantage of the iPhone 4S' dual-mode CDMA and GSM to hop online, although Sprint hasn't said if its version will roam on GSM. The design will be the exact same model as for AT&T and Verizon owners.

Pricing should stay the same as well, at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB. Pre-orders start at the same October 7 date and will see it go on sale October 14.

The official news doesn't confirm Sprint's $20 billion deal but does support it. Sprint has regularly said the lack of an iPhone has been the top reason customers leave and has used it as pretext for the disadvantages it might have from the AT&T merger.

For Google, the move poses added trouble. The company started swinging most of its Android focus to Sprint shortly after the Verizon launch with devices such as the Nexus S 4G and the introduction of Google Wallet going exclusively to that carrier. T-Mobile is now the only major, national US carrier without an iPhone and doesn't expect to get one this year.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. facebook_Al

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    Nothing on Sprint Site

    So far, I don't see any mention of the iPhone on the Sprint Web site.

  1. facebook_Robert

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    Tim Cook=Fail

    Apple post-Jobs is in serious trouble.

    With iPhone 4S, Apple is in need of the Jobs reality-distortion field more than ever.
    What it looks like is Apple took over a year and didn't manage to innovate at all - merely bumping the CPU.

    I know - that isn't fair, but just read around the net - it is the perception.

    This is what Cook created, that Jobs would have never done. And its going to bite Sprint first.

    They will have a heck of a time unloading that many iPhone 4's, with the iPhone 4 being this far along in its lifecycle.

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