A Sprint iPhone Will ‘Drive Growth’ for Apple Products [Report]

A Sprint iPhone Will ‘Drive Growth’ for Apple Products [Report]

Rumors that Apple will sell its upcoming iPhone 5 through Sprint is just the next step in what one analyst views as a tactic the tech giant can use to grow iPhone and iPad sales.

“The company has increasingly moved away from the exclusive carrier model and has been using country and carrier expansion as one way to drive growth of its iPhone and iPad lines,” UBS analyst Maynard Um told investors Wednesday. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported Sprint has been added to Apple’s list of U.S. iPhone 5 carriers. The handset is expected to roll out in October.

The delay from September will have only a small impact on Apple revenue, Um believes.

Sprint would add 52 million customers to the iPhone audience in the United States and is the third-largest wireless carrier behind Verizon and AT&T.

  • sarahadam902015

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://BídsFírst.Com

  • Iphoneication

    a sprint iphone is good for everyone, a sprint iphone means growth for apple, growth for sprint, and also spurs competition among wireless carriers. 

  • gareth edwards

    What is the UK equiv of Sprint? 3?

  • ADAM ADAM

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://BídsFírst.Com

  • RAReed

    There was never any delay from September.  Sheesh!

  • cliqsquad

    Do you mean technology wise or user base? I believe 3 by users base but technology standpoint they use GSM

  • sarahadam902020

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://BídsFírst.Com

  • Jamal22

    I’ve heard from a Sprint employee the iPhone will definitely be on Sprint, but the unlimited plan will be $20.00 more for the iPhone.  $99.00 month.

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Ed SutherlandEd Sutherland is a veteran technology journalist who first heard of Apple when they grew on trees, Yahoo was run out of a Stanford dorm and Google was an unknown upstart. Since then, Sutherland has covered the whole technology landscape, concentrating on tracking the trends and figuring out the finances of large (and small) technology companies.

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