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Is Sprint getting ready for the next iPhone?

Sprint has announced a price cut over the weekend for its iPhone 4S. Considering that Sprint paid handsomely to get the iPhone on its network and the deal isn't expected to be profitable for the carrier until 2015, a price cut had to be a difficult decision. Previously, the 16GB iPhone 4S was selling for $199 (under contract) on the Sprint network.
Over the weekend, Sprint cut the price by $50 to a new sales price of $149. The price reduction comes ahead of an expected launch of the next generation iPhone the week of September 9. Historically, price cuts from carriers have come just ahead of the launch of a new version of the iPhone as carriers attempt to clear stock of the existing model.
There has been no official confirmation from Apple that the next generation iPhone will launch in September. Generally, invitations to Apple events don't go out until roughly a week before the event is scheduled to be held. That would put invitations for an early September Apple event going out at the end of this month.
Sprint is also waiting activation fee on new iPhone purchases. At this point, the other major iPhone carriers -- Verizon and AT&T -- haven't announced if they will match the Sprint iPhone 4S price and no activation fee promotion.

Source: AllThingsD

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Still not enough.
By ShaolinSoccer on 8/7/2012 10:53:56 AM , Rating: 2
They would have to pay me to buy an iPhone. And it's not that I dislike iPhones. It's that I hate Apple...

RE: Still not enough.
By AMDftw on 8/7/2012 11:41:36 AM , Rating: 2
Can't agree with you more. The bad thing is now, our company is moving from BB - iPhone. So now I will get payed to have one. lol They currently pay for my Android bill now because I refused a BB.

RE: Still not enough.
By Samus on 8/7/2012 1:14:57 PM , Rating: 2
You'll find iPhone is like an order of magnitude easier to manage than BlackBerry in corporate environments.

I don't like it any more than the next guy, but its the truth.

RE: Still not enough.
By headbox on 8/8/12, Rating: 0
Free Editor
By icemansims on 8/7/2012 12:57:44 PM , Rating: 2
Sprint is also waiting activation fee on new iPhone purchases.

waiting => waiving

RE: Free Editor
By BillyBatson on 8/8/2012 3:37:36 PM , Rating: 2
It's been a day and the error is still there lol

Hope springs eternal.
By DailyTechUser2 on 8/7/2012 11:30:20 AM , Rating: 2
Time to dump the old ones, in hopes that Santa will soon be there. Perhaps they will get it right THIS time.

By rudy on 8/8/2012 2:05:23 AM , Rating: 2
Sprint can just never seem to get their act together. I use sprint but this stuff is messed up, apple took sprint for a fun ride and only apple wins, just like so many other horrible mistakes sprint is going to be treading water for years trying dig themself out of this bad deal.

Lets chalk them up,

nextel took almost a decade and do they even have all the iDen towers down yet?

Wimax, once again how much wasted in the clearwire investment only to bail out a year or 2 later and end up way behind everyone else for LTE rollout.

iPhone, over paid huge bad deal for what? Sprint was growing fine with android and believe it or not apple would have put the iphone on sprint no matter what because they had no other way to grow.

Sprint is charecterized by sucker deals and an inability to push hard and fast enough to fix issues.

"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

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