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Apple Job Posting Hints at Possible Sprint iPhone

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As noticed by Stop it, AT&T, Apple has posted a job listing looking for a "Carrier Engineer" located in the Kansas City, Missouri area to work with carriers on technical issues. The listing was posted on April 2nd.
Member of the Carrier Engineering team that supports taking products through technical approval at the carriers. A Carrier Engineer team is responsible for day-to-day technical interactions with the one or more carriers to track down issues reported by the carrier, assist the carrier with testing they might be conducting and working with program management, software development and test teams to get products approved by the carriers.
Kansas City is not a typical staffing location for Apple's engineers, leading to speculation that the position is specifically related to working with Sprint, which has its headquarters in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas.

Late last week, Jeffries & Company research analyst Peter Misek claimed that Apple's next-generation iPhone will debut in September, with service expanding to include Sprint and T-Mobile in the United States before the end of the year.

Update: Apple has changed the location listed on the job posting, now citing the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Article Link: Apple Job Posting Hints at Possible Sprint iPhone
 

LagunaSol

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The more carriers the better. Just hurry already. People who still can't get iPhones on their carrier are still buying Android phones. :eek:
 
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PeterQVenkman

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Ah, and now we'll see if Sprint raises their prices, or keeps them at the lower rates.

I'm seriously considering jumping to sprint if they get the iPhone. I love Verizon's reliability in my area but they sure aren't cheap.
 
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spazzcat

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Well if the AT&T deals go through, I wonder if they will stall call it T-Mobile or will they merge them under the AT&T umbrella?

This is good, time to get the phone out on all the networks here in the states.

There will no longer be a TM in the US after the merger...
 
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jclardy

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As long as Sprint doesn't add some new fees I would totally buy a Sprint iPhone 5.

Well, maybe. As long as the iPhone 5 is a decent update. And if it works on all carriers with the same chipset, even GSM.
 
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wordoflife

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... and I could care less about Sprint. There customer service is terrible! They treat their clients like crap, at least in the SouthEast Region...

Sprint isn't soo bad, especially in Florida. Might just be your area.
Anyways, it would be pretty nice if all carriers offered the iPhone (as long as rates don't go up).
 
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dustinsc

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Android has Google Voice integrated
Windows Mobile has now (soon) Skype integrated

and Apple has ... , well, hmmm, guess Apple has FaceTime ... too bad I can only call Apple people with it. :mad:

Google Voice integration would be nice, but it's not important enough to me to give up the other iPhone features I love, like a media player I can actually stand to use and sync with my computer.
 
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orthm

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A friend of mine was at V.I.R. this past weekend for the Grand-Am races and found a banner for Grand-Am mobile app running on an iPhone with a Sprint logo..
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Yes, It's a bad photoshop job on the banner, but it was out there. There's no mistaking that the device is an iPhone.
 
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chrmjenkins

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This is actually the best thing that could happen to AT&T. If all carriers have access to the iPhone, the claims of lack of competition fail by the wayside and they have a case for gobbling up T-mobile in a market that's still very competitive.
 
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gkarris

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Well its a no brainer. iPhone 5 will be on Sprint and T-Mobile. :|

Yes, given that T-Mobile will be purchased by AT&T anyways, and maybe this will squash Sprint's protest of the purchase (one of their points is that exclusive headsets such as the iPhone will be available only to the 2 larger carrier monopolies if the deal goes through).

This will make Sprint happy...
 
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iliketyla

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I've had Sprint since I was 16 (I'm 20 now) and I love it.

My service is far cheaper than anyone I hang out with, and besides the few bad apples, their customer service has been outstanding.

Verizon is too expensive for me to have a single line, along with AT&T and T-Mobile.

Just works for me in particular.

Wouldn't get an iPhone regardless, but I'd like to see Sprint do well and I know the iPhone will bring more subscribers to them, so more power to Sprint!
 
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