Piotr Kubiak of Oakland, Ill., shows off his new Apple iPhone 4, outside of an Apple store Thursday, June 24, 2010, in Chicago. Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone was selling briskly Thursday as thousands lined up outside stores around the world to become among the first to own the device amid concerns of supply shortages.(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) Original Filename: Apple_iPhone_ILKS109.jpg
With AT&T's exclusive hold on the iPhone ending with the iPhone 4, it only makes sense that more carriers will want to get on board with the smartphone here in America. And it sounds like Sprint may be joining the fun with the next model.
Rumor has it that Sprint will join Verizon and AT&T in offering up Apple's phone with the release of the next model. In addition to vague rumblings, BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk has raised Sprint's stock rating from "sell" to "neutral," presumably because they're about to get the hottest phone out there.
We should know soon enough, as Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5 at an event next month and release it soon after.