Sprint iPhone in late testing phase?


A version of the iPhone for Sprint is in advanced testing, according to a new report. Citing anonymous sources, 9 to 5 Mac reports that the physical design of the device is similar to the current iPhone 4, leading them to believe that the device might be the so-called iPhone 4S with support for all carriers. The report also states that Apple ordered Sprint-compatible cell towers for on-campus testing in late 2010, and that the device is also “making the rounds” among members of Sprint’s research and development department. Notably, the report also states that the Sprint-compatible iPhone currently in testing is not compatible with the carrier’s 4G network. A recent Apple job posting for a Carrier Engineer in Kansas City, MO—close to Sprint’s headquarters—suggested that Apple may be planning to offer a version of the iPhone on Sprint, lending credence to this latest report.

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Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.