sprint logoTUAW reports that it has received word that Sprint has begun training its sales representatives for a planned October launch of the iPhone 4 on the carrier.

A Sprint Nextel sales associate told TUAW that the carrier has started briefing its employees on an imminent Sprint iPhone 4 launch.

The briefing reportedly told the sales team that Sprint will begin offering the iPhone 4 in October 2011 (next month) with standard Sprint data plans; they will include a $10 data smartphone premium that is not specific to iPhone.

The report offers two other curious tidbits, however, claiming that Sprint will at some point offer a "4G" iPad and that Sprint will not begin offering the iPhone 5 until sometime next year, most likely early spring. The iPhone 5 claim directly contradicts earlier mainstream media reports indicating that Sprint would launch the iPhone 5 at the same time as AT&T and Verizon in mid-October.

Top Rated Comments

Caliber26 Avatar
133 months ago
I don't see Sprint offering a 16-month old model as their iPhone debut. If not the iPhone 5, the 'new' iPhone 4S is probably more like it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
133 months ago
Are you saying Verizon and AT&T would carry the iPhone 5 while Sprint would only have the iPhone 4S? What are your reasons for thinking that is likely?
Because we've been thinking about that S all wrong the whole time.

The S in fact stands for Sprint! AT&T and Verizon (and maybe even T-Mobile) will get the iPhone 5, while Sprint will get the iPhone 4Sprint!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TZeruk Avatar
133 months ago
I'd be a bit disappointed, tbh, if they released the iPhone 4. I've been waiting out the iPhone on Sprint because of the great rates on plans ... but am not all that interested in getting a 16 month old phone, as great as it still is.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gigaman Avatar
133 months ago
Heres the thing, didn't Verizon prep for the 3GS in order to not leak anything for the iPhone 4? This could be that senerio. The 2012 launch doesn't make sense period.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sevimli Avatar
133 months ago
epic fail :eek:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I is Mac Avatar
133 months ago
Who would even buy that...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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