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iPhone 5 on Sprint this Year, Based on Analyst Report

Written on July 07, 2011 by Lulu

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Citadel Securities analyst, Shin Yin, noted to his research that the iPhone 5 on Sprint will be arriving this year.

An analyst from , named , said in a research note that the on is likely to ship this year. He said that there are several factors which indicates that the said product is ’s . Shin Yin also stated that Sprint is one of the least expensive network provider for people looking for an all-in smartphone plans.

This could make it an “attractive proposition” for users who focus on their budgets — the group of consumers which Apple wants to court. Shin Yin also speculated that a Sprint iPhone 5 could even outsell the model for that reason.

Meanwhile, and Verizon aren’t likely to try to block a Sprint deal. is already focus on their plans to overcome the hurdles to its T-Mobile buyout, and it could spoil its merger plans if Sprint can prove is obstructing a deal with Apple. While Verizon’s attempts to get a CDM exclusive could result in complaints of its own.

Shin Yin also added that Apple have little reason not to release a new handset. The rumored  iPhone 5 is expected to have a Qualcomm dual-mode chip, and it doesn’t need separate CDMA or GSM models to serve much of the world. T-Mobile USA might be included as well.

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