Published October 03, 2011
Sprint has entered into an agreement with Apple to purchase over $20 billion worth of iPhones over the next four years, the Wall Street Journal reports -- around 30 million iPhones.
It’s said that Sprint won’t even break even on the transaction until 2014, which is surely a huge risk on Sprint’s part. So why make the deal?
BGR.com has been told that Sprint will be getting the iPhone 5 -- yes the real iPhone 5, not the iPhone 4S -- as an exclusive. And it will be a 4G WiMAX device. AT&T and Verizon will launch the iPhone 4S and get the iPhone 5 some time in the first quarter of next year as an LTE device. Globally, the iPhone 5 might be available as a 4G HSPA+ device.
In this scenario, the iPhone 4S Apple will introduce tomorrow will feature the following:
For the rest of this article, including purported iPhone 5 specs and additional details, see BGR.com.