is speculation! possible but in the fall perhaps at WWDC more will be known! this rumor was out last year along with the 3GS would have a camera in front HD and multitasking wait that's the same things they are saying for the 4G!Verizon in the fall. Sprint -- not much speculation there.
Easiest $ I ever wonI can call almost any customer service rep or talk to a sales person on any carrier!
I say gee I love to be with XYZ carrier but you have no Iphone! so I going with the other guys!
of course XYZ people are going to say oh wait we are getting Iphone too!
powerinfused I'll take your bet!
Interesting points. Makes sense. In the end I think it all comes down to what kind of deal Apple can extract from either Sprint and/or Verizon. Maybe they'd do both, as long as they're making a CDMA phone. Maybe one or the other. Seems to me that as long as they're making a new phone on CDMA, they'd want to get it the broadest play possible before the paradigm changes again. I was thinking Verizon and China Telecom, but you make a reasonable case for Sprint.Money, money, money. Who is going to give Apple the best deal?
Sprint is losing money right now. It's no question not update for debate. They are bleeding subscribers. This is an on-going cyclical tradition for Sprint. This is why Apple and Sprint would be a perfect pairing.
Apple wants a good partner who will have a strong network. Sprint is launching their 4G now. Verizon soon.
Sprint NEEDS subscribers. Cash on hand has always been a problem for sprint in addition to overpriced phones and offering mail in rebates as opposed to instant rebates in hopes people will not cash them and they can pocket the $. Having a 4G iPhone would be the perfect announcement to coincide with a larger 4G roll-out.
Am I thinking Verizon will be left out of the big picture, no. But who would really have thought as ATT as the first choice to begin with?
I believe the radio frequency for their data network is completely different. I think a fully-functional Sprint phone would need to be purpose-built.I sincerely hope Verizon gets a crack at it. I am tired of ATT's tyranny. Sprint is mediocre, and has relatively poor coverage, but you can bet that if Verizon gets the iPhone, someone will devise a method that allows Sprint users the same.