Apple's iPhone 5 is coming to Sprint, and when it launches, customers will be able to have access to unlimited data, according to a report from Bloomberg today.
Citing "people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg is reporting that Sprint plans to offer unlimited data plans with the long-rumored iPhone 5 to "distinguish" itself from AT&T and Verizon, the carriers currently selling Apple's iPhone 4. Those sources also told Bloomberg that the iPhone 5 will be available on Sprint's network in mid-October, though they didn't provide an exact date.
Rumors suggesting Sprint will be carrying the iPhone 5 have been swirling for months now. In July, Piper Jaffray analyst Chris Larsen said that the time has finally come for Apple to offer up its smartphone to Sprint and even T-Mobile.
"While we remain uncertain regarding the next-generation iPhone's specs and features, we believe the most noteworthy change could be the device's ability to run on more networks, specifically Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S," Larsen said in a research note. His comments followed another note from Citadel analyst Shing Yin who said in July that Apple would start selling the iPhone to Sprint customers later this year.… Read more