Sprint fans should be really happy right now, as a report from the Wall Street Journal says that the upcoming Apple iPhone 5 will land on the nation’s third largest carrier this October.
It has been all but confirmed that the iPhone 5 will rock a dual-more radio chip, which can use GSM and CDMA networks, so the technical hurdles of getting it on Sprint’s network would be finished. When the Apple iPhone came to Verizon earlier this year, many thought it was just a matter of time before it landed on other carriers, too.
For Sprint, the move could be a much-needed shot in the arm, as the carrier is facing a stiff challenge going against the much larger Verizon and AT&T, particularly once it swallows up T-Mobile. Having an Apple iPhone 5 with its unlimited plans could be a major reason for users to jump to Sprint, which could greatly increase its subscriber count.
This also jibes with what we’ve heard about the iPhone 5 being released in October, although that won’t help Sprint’s latest financial quarter. Sprint has been a strong pusher of Android over the last few years, so you have to wonder how much Android’s market share will slide if and when the iPhone 5 lands on Sprint.
So, what do you think? Would you switch to a Sprint iPhone 5 with an unlimited plan?