iPhone 5 on Sprint this Year, Based on Analyst Report
Citadel Securities analyst, Shin Yin, noted to his research that the iPhone 5 on Sprint will be arriving this year.
An analyst from Citadel Securities, named Shin Yin, said in a research note that the iPhone 5 on Sprint is likely to ship this year. He said that there are several factors which indicates that the said product is Apple’s iPhone 5. 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 Verizon model for that reason.
Meanwhile, AT&T and Verizon aren’t likely to try to block a Sprint deal. AT&T 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 AT&T 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.