Sprint and T-mobile to reportedly snag new iPhone


While the iPhone and iOS continue to take a beating at the hands of Google’s Android operating system, the one thing “analysts” and fans(or fanatics) of Apple‘s mobile operating system say is “wait until the iPhone is on more carriers in the U.S., then it’ll be a level playing field”. Well, their wish just may be coming true.

According to Piper Jaffray analyst Chris Larsen, the next iteration of the iPhone, whether it be called the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, will also be made available to Sprint and T-mobile. Larsen believes that since the current iPhone works on both At&t’s GSM and Verizon’s CDMA networks, that it only makes sense that the next iteration will include the necessary network bands for Sprint and T-mobile.

Another analyst, Peter Misek of Jefferies and Co. stated back in May, that the new iteration of the iPhone(dubbed iPhone 4S) would debut in September with Sprint and T-mobile bands in addition to Verizon and At&t’s. The common theme running here is that these analysts seem to believe that there will definitely be iPhone’s running on Sprints’ and T-mobiles’ networks. Whether this turns out to be true or serious speculation(or wishful thinking) from these analysts remains to be seen.

From a competitive standpoint this would be great for Apple’s iPhone. More carriers means better chances at combating Google’s Android operating system. It should be noted, however, that the iPhone is readily available on almost every carrier Android handsets are overseas, and the iOS still plays second fiddle to Android. So while more carriers means more for Apple’s(as well as Sprint and T-mobile presumably) bottom line, I doubt it will mean too much more for iOS market share.

About The Author

Kamil M Abdullah has been a self proclaimed techie and bonafide smart phone expert nearly half of his life. Starting with the very first Sidekick(not necessarily a smart phone but close enough) to Blackberry to Symbian to Windows(Mobile & Phone 7) to Web OS to Android, he has used virtually every smart phone operating system. Kamil has also worked with computer programming in Bloomberg's Data Center and Backup Operations on their proprietary software. In his quest for further knowledge in mobile operating systems, Kamil voraciously devours any reading material on the subject he can find. Kamil is also a hip hop head to the fullest, having fallen in love with the art form from the very first "a hip hop the hibby to the hibby the hip hip the hop" and tr808 beat. He promises to use his vast powers and knowledge only for the good of mankind.