iPhone 5 To Be Exclusive To Sprint In $20 Billion Deal?
According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, Sprint has signed a deal with Apple which is reported to be worth $20 billion, and Sprint will carry the iPhone 5 exclusively.
The deal is reported to last until 2014, and this would see Sprint buying around 30 million iPhones from Apple until 2014, and the device will apparently be a 4G WiMax device exclusive to Sprint.
According to the BGR, Sprint would carry the iPhone 5, whilst AT&T and Verizon would carry the iPhone 4S, which does seem a little strange considering that both carriers have sold millions of iPhones for Apple.
I guess we will find out later whether the iPhone 5 will be exclusive to Sprint, at the moment I think we can just take this as a rumor until we get some confirmation from Apple.
Personally I think it would be a mistake for Apple to limit the new iPhone 5 to just one carrier in the US, as Apple have been trying to expand to more and more carriers with each new version of the iPhone.
Have a look at our iPhone 4S review to see what we thought of Apple’s latest smartphone, plus iOS 5 and their new virtual voice activated assistant Siri.