WSJ Reports: Sprint to Offer iPhone 5 by Mid-October

At TUAW, we generally steer clear of iPhone speculation, but when the Wall Street Journal weighs in, we sit up and take notice. The publication has recently indicated that Sprint is set to offer the iPhone 5 by mid-October, making it available on America’s third-largest network.

Both AT&T and Verizon are expected to release the device on the same date in mid-October, according to sources close to the matter cited by the Journal.

The report suggests a shift in the anticipated launch timeline for the iPhone 5, which was previously expected in September. If the information holds true, and Apple maintains its usual schedule, we might see an official announcement in September, with the device becoming available approximately a month later.

As the second-largest CDMA carrier in the country, Sprint’s adoption of the iPhone has been highly anticipated, especially since the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 was made available through Verizon.

Should the iPhone 5 launch on Sprint as reported, T-Mobile would remain the only major carrier in the U.S. without Apple’s popular smartphone.


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