Sprint iPhone 4

We've heard a couple of rumblings in the past month or so suggesting that a Sprint iPhone may be on the horizon, and tonight the mythical device is back in the news. According to unnamed sources speaking with 9to5Mac, a version of the iPhone similar to the iPhone 4, possibly the iPhone 4S, is currently being testing by both Apple and Sprint. The tipsters claim that Apple ordered Sprint cell towers for their campus in late 2010 in order to test the device, which is similar to the process Apple went through while prepping the Verizon iPhone. The device that's currently in testing is said to be 3G-only, although it's said that talks of producing a 4G Sprint iPhone are underway. However, those negotiations may cause the device to be pushed to late next year, meaning that if we see a Sprint iPhone this year, it likely will not be 4G-enabled.

A separate report from Talk Android reiterates one analyst's claim that the iPhone 4S will be made available to both Sprint and T-Mobile. The site claims that AT&T/Verizon and Sprint/T-Mobile will alternate getting a new iPhone each year, with AT&T/Verizon getting first dibs on the iPhone 5. Additionally, it's said that if and when the Sprint iPhone does arrive, its users will need to pay $89.99 per month for a data plan rather than the $69.99 Everything Data plan that Sprint currently offers. In the same report, Talk Android claims that Sprint is planning to begin using an LTE network, a rumor that has surfaced several times in the past.

Rumors about a possible Sprint iPhone have been around for some time, but they've been getting a tad more frequent and more detailed as of late. The possibility of such a device existing does seem a bit more plausible since the arrival of the Verizon iPhone, and it could make sense for Apple to make a Sprint iPhone available in order to bring even more iOS users into the fold. That said, all of this information is still firmly in the rumor category for the time being, so it'd probably be wise to keep a grain or two of salt nearby. What do you all make of the latest round of Sprint iPhone scuttlebutt? Is the iPhone nearing release on the Now Network?

Via 9to5Mac, Talk Android

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George Suciu
George Suciu NO WAY
Thomas J Wall
Thomas J Wall Nope.
Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie No
Henry Murillo
Henry Murillo @wais hamidi: great opinion! I like how u don't dis or say how much the other brand sucks and point out your opinion on what u like. People should learn to do this without gettin heat up and F this F that F u kind of vocabulary :)
David Henson
David Henson no, never been able to get a reliable Sprint signal in SE Phoenix metro
Ed Schneider
Ed Schneider No. I love my EVO. The iphone is overrated!
Cheri Moushey Roby
Cheri Moushey Roby Whatever!
Jason Vargas
Jason Vargas Why do people keep fighting over which OS is better? Its not like ur arguments gonna win and everybidy who has an iPhone is just gonna switch over to Android and vice-versa. Android is an AMAZING OS with alot more selection and Apple will ALWAYS find new ways to make the iPhone unique. Both will stay around for a long time. And to answer the question. No. Maybe a newer iPhone but theres much better to choose from. And Sprints 3G is not all to great so you need the 4G
Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson I dont think so, i like android to much. The ui on the iphone just isnt my thing. Ima get the evo 3D when it comes out though.
Carlos Ortega
Carlos Ortega Yes.......deffinitely........
Sam Rick
Sam Rick Hell no!
Chris Bushing
Chris Bushing on multiple*
Chris Bushing
Chris Bushing Make an Evo. Droid. or Nexus S. with its own app store. one multiple carriers. same hardware. because with hundreds of android phones on the market fragmentation seems to make it difficult to create good quality apps for developers. because they have to try and make an app that works soundly across the board for these devices. If the evo had an app store and was available for verizon,tmobile, att, etc. I bet you it would be a huge competitor for Apple Iphone. Overall great device. However I feel like android has very limited growth as far as quality goes. =/
Mundo Castaneda
Mundo Castaneda Nop
John Resch
John Resch I wouldn't own an iPhone if Jesus F Christ gave me one. I sell them for a living and can't stand the things..
French Twist
French Twist No. Too little too late. That said, I have an EVO and *never* use 4G because 1) it's hardly ever available (even though it technically did deploy last year in SF) and 2, if I did, my battery would only last a couple of hours.
Carol Conway Fleisher
Carol Conway Fleisher No because its apple and i don't like them. They are overpriced and limiting
Shali H. Urquhart
Shali H. Urquhart Typo ....not Boone....no one
Shali H. Urquhart
Shali H. Urquhart And I see 40 comments later....Boone can take my challenge.....I phone or no iPhone....u will not win....but especially not WITH an iPhone LOL....feels so good to be on top lol
Will Beasley
Will Beasley 3 years ago I would've been thrilled! Now I'm too comfortable with my Evo. I'm happy to see Sprint coming along with a good selection of phones. They've always been good by me.
Clint Winstead
Clint Winstead YES !
Dre Moseley
Dre Moseley Uhhhhhhhh, nope ;-)
Daniel Roy
Daniel Roy Yes, yes, yes!!!
Wais Hamidi
Wais Hamidi I would take an iphone 4 on any network. I guess u could call me an apple fanboy. I just don't like android. I don't like all the bugs and the open source. I like the secured and clean iOS. Call me boring, but I just like iOS over all other OS's.
Ralph Sanchez
Ralph Sanchez Not unless it was the latest model. Why would anyone want outdated technology
Kevin Barros
Kevin Barros Yes
Fonzy Paniagua
Fonzy Paniagua T-Mobile is by far the crappiest service where i live metro is even better! But the iphone give me an evo 3D instead
Ricky Rodriguez
Ricky Rodriguez how bout a boost mobile iphone that works with sprint
Eddie Velasquez
Eddie Velasquez Maby
Adam Fontaine
Adam Fontaine No simply because Sprint doesn't work where I live.
Mark Gittens
Mark Gittens Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha NO!!!!!!!!!
Steele Lloyd
Steele Lloyd Mo
Ryan Edwards
Ryan Edwards Android users are just big crying pussies anf made that the iPhone is incredible. GO HOME! Get out of the house for once.
Ross Silva
Jerry Adney
Jerry Adney Not if the plan bumps up $20 for just 3g. I stick with Sprint because they are much less expensive than ATT/VZW and have excellent service in my city. I think that if they bump up data plans by that much they are overestimating the draw of this particular handset.
Anonymous Heck no....just got off the phone wit my sprint leaker and it doesnt look like theyre getting it this summer. I love these surveys. Sometimes big biz has these brilliant ideas and then on here the true general consensus comes out
Tim Merrifield
Tim Merrifield I would
David Espinoza
David Espinoza I have a mytouch 4G, I think the iphones are a great device...but I wouldn't switch to sprint...now if the iPhone came to t-mobile then I would consider getting one...with 4G or not
Ryan DeClue
Ryan DeClue It would be a great option for the many places that don't have 4g
Henry Murillo
Henry Murillo Hells no! HTC sensation 4g for I! This phone is sooo much further ahead in tech then this upcoming iphone 4s... Not really a fanboy of android tho I just enjoy great quality stuff ;)
Jeremy Black
Jeremy Black Id switch back to a blackberry before id get an iphone
Shali H. Urquhart
Shali H. Urquhart If anyone can prove to me that they are pulling 12mbps download speeds on their phone (epic 4g on sprint) and are running 2250 with quadrant speeds .......and don't have any gitches .......please let me know I'm so serious.....message my page....I have screenshots to prove my stuff) love when people are uneducated and biased...makes it so easy to laugh at them
Lyn Gage
Lyn Gage For my daughter, yes.
Davon Harper
Davon Harper Hell no :-)
Enrique Pascual
Enrique Pascual Yes
Corey Barrs
Corey Barrs iPhone lives off the Apple name and rep, but there's no way you can tell me its better than an Evo. I've compared the two phones with a few co-workers. Even they had to give it up. I'm staying with my Evo all day.
Israel Leiva
Israel Leiva Steve jobs is too busy searching for "The Tree Of Life" and building spaceships in Cupertino to keep up with the competition(Android).
Israel Leiva
Israel Leiva The iPhone is just one phone that gets an update every summer. Android is on countless phones and gets updates all the time, official and non official(ROMS). You do the math.
Corey Wilson
Leighton Chappell
Leighton Chappell Yeah. Depends if it was the 3g version or the new 4
Taz Brannan
Taz Brannan Be*
Taz Brannan
Taz Brannan I have 4G coverage and absolutely love my EVO 4G...I guess NY is the place to ne
Douglas Prevo
Douglas Prevo 4g coverage is so sparse, it hasn't mattered to me yet... then again, why would I buy an iPhone at all?
Vic Espinoza
Vic Espinoza I used my evo on 3g most of the time and it was fast. Plus this way I dont have to pay 10 bucks extra for 4g :)
Rocky P. W. Watts
Rocky P. W. Watts Why not. Add to my collection of cellular handset devices
Armando Sanchez
Armando Sanchez Yeah I would
Leo Baxter
Leo Baxter I would if Sprint keeps their unlimited plans. The only thing that would me from iPhone on VZW is that it will not be unlimited data when I can get the upgrade.
Justcallme Ren
Justcallme Ren yes, I most certainly would
Marvin Rodriguez
Marvin Rodriguez Get the iphone on sprint wait for ice cream sandwich to come out, then switch.
John Cruz
John Cruz No Verizon is the best
Tony Kreynest Lewerke
Tony Kreynest Lewerke Ooh ya I would.
Matthew Banjo Outlawed
Logan Tiger Roush
Logan Tiger Roush Why would it mattter Sprint has 3G like nowhere Im keepin AT&T besides there the fastest and the largest
Bryan Sager
Bryan Sager It doesn't really matter if its 3g only. Sprint's 4G Service sucks and is only usable by 20% of its customers because its not available in most area's. Even when I am in a city were I can use 4G I don't use it because it drains my battery twice as fast(EVO).
Alexander Acosta Del Valle
Alexander Acosta Del Valle Yeah and so much for 4g have had 2 4g phones and still waiting to be able to use it 4g since its unexistent
Logan Tiger Roush
Logan Tiger Roush No cause Sprint Sucks!!!
Ray Edward Ruiz
Ray Edward Ruiz Its possible. No getting charged extra for 4g.
Gabriel U. Hinojosa
Gabriel U. Hinojosa Hell Yeah i'll get an iphone if it came to sprint! I hate my epic..
Alexander Acosta Del Valle
Alexander Acosta Del Valle Saying that sprint 3g is fast was the best joke I ever heard XD
Trevor Myers
Trevor Myers @Tim O'neill: Why would you want flash on a phone. To lag the browser? What is so special about using flash?
Clint Gamache
Clint Gamache Sprint 4G isnt even true 4G, so it doesnt really matter anyway...
Johnathan Sherer
Johnathan Sherer No.
Kati Milligan
Kati Milligan Sure would .... I have a 4g evo and I have not used 4g once
Rc Cavin
Rc Cavin HELL YEAHH!!!! so I could get rid of this dumb as Evo!
Matt Finzel
Matt Finzel Yes, I am an Android user. I'm uphauled by all of these negative, trolling Android freaks that could use a Fifth Grade English lesson. Let's face it, in capitalism, there will always be competition. Use what you like, and like what you use. Keep your options open. If iPhone wishes to spread to every carrier, so be it.
Antione Browning
Antione Browning Apple sucks butt nd so do sprint ....yall should b tlkin bout the htc sensation 4g
Brett Bristow
Brett Bristow My wife would love that
Mike Sikora
Mike Sikora Dawn. Don't be ignorant
Chun Chau
Chun Chau No! I love my factory unlock iPhone 4.
Dawn Carman Murphy
Dawn Carman Murphy No way. First off, I LOVE my EVO. Second, android is FAR SUPERIOR to the iPhone. All you iPhone lovers out there stay in denial, I don't care what you like or use but keep your nasty hateful comments to yourself. You KNOW android rocks and are just JEALOUS that your precious iPhone CAN'T keep up. Facts are facts my friend.
Cyndi Rose
Cyndi Rose I don't get it. Sprint would bump up their data plan by $20.00 a month? Sheesh! By the time you pay for a family plan and all the extra taxes, fees, and $10.00 a month for non-existent 4g,............forget the IPhone. Not worth and extra $20.00 per mo. data plan.
Nate Peters
Nate Peters 3G only? Of course it whirlpool be 3G. Just like the Evo and Nexus S are. Sprints "4G" is virtually nonexistent.
Derek Spears Penn
Derek Spears Penn Yes!
Brad Freeman
Brad Freeman Only with iOS 5. But yeah.
Jesse Maldonado
Jesse Maldonado YES!
Zach Ortstadt
Zach Ortstadt At&t only please. And is the iphone 4G coming to at&t?
Davis Hanna
Davis Hanna no i would get a blackberry 9900 with way better specs lol
Mark Anthony Colindres
Mark Anthony Colindres I have an EVO now and would jump to iPhone in a second.
Zeke Guerrero
Zeke Guerrero I would! I miss having my iPhone 4
Brandon Ward
Brandon Ward Yup that's what im hoping for. I don't get sprint 4g where I live so why would I want to pay the extra 10 bucks for 4g when I don't have it lol
Christopher Willford
Christopher Willford Short answer is No!
Tim ONeill
Tim ONeill Why would anyone buy a phone that won't play flash? Iphones are a thing of the past. HTC is wearing the smart phone crown.
Frank Valle
Frank Valle Hell no I'd rather buy a crappy flip phone than a piece of shit iphone especially after experiencing android for a yr n a half I can't do that type of downgrade lmao
Edgar Llama
Edgar Llama So android trolls are everywhere. It still crazy how. Androis has 100+ phones but not onr has catched up to iphone cause they all fail
Kenny Contreras
Kenny Contreras I have android phone and an ipad. love them both. Android is glitchy because there is no control over the os. Not a lot of updates to fix things. Depending on what happens with the Samsung Galaxy s2 I may decide to switch, but never to sprint... VZW FAITFULL!!
Andrew Blackwell
Andrew Blackwell yes. can you hook me up?
Brandon Errigo
Brandon Errigo Sprint couldn't even handle apple they can't even handle there own problems that's why they suck
Joseph Cruz
Joseph Cruz Apple just doesnt know how to Top Up Android
Brandon Moore
Brandon Moore Yes I would
Kevin Pizana
Kevin Pizana why put that phone through shit....again...
Dennis J Camberos
Dennis J Camberos Apple Iphone Is super Old The fuck I would buy One , I gots to be crack to downgrade from evo 4G to an iphone plus Apple doesnt have flash player content enable so hell no
Chai Lee
Chai Lee Yeah no 4G where I live!

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