America’s third-largest mobile carrier is back in the iPhone 5 rumor mill again, with new evidence that they are working quickly to roll out 4G LTE coverage in some of the biggest U.S. mobile markets. Is this in anticipation of the 4G iPhone 5? And does it point to a June release?
UPDATED April 17, 2012, 12:08pm EST — Sprint’s media department responded to the iPhone 5 News Blog’s enquiries on this story with the following statement from PR Representative Kristen Wallace:”Sprint has announced it will largely complete the rollout of Network Vision by the end of 2013. In order to meet that timeline, Sprint has begun work and is at varying stages of completion at every cell site across the country.”
The last sentence, while not directly confirming the leaked documents to the left, certainly corroborates the reports that they are in fact working widespread across the U.S.. Sprint did not respond to whether or not this heightened work on the 4G network has anything to do with an upcoming iPhone release.
Since the launch of the iPhone 4S on Sprint’s network last fall, there have been several dubious reports concerning Sprint, and how the company’s hefty investment in the iPhone — as well as its gutsy gamble on its 4G networks — is leaving subscribers and shareholders alike wondering what the future of the company might be. In spite of this speculation, however, Sprint appears to be admirably pushing forward on its promise to build a robust 4G network across the U.S. and offer a wide selection of impressive 4G mobile devices. Many have assumed that the iPhone 5 will be one of them.
A new report citing a purported leaked document appears to point to Sprint aggressively rolling out its 4G network across top U.S. mobile markets, perhaps in a bid to prepare itself for a massive 4G iPhone 5 release that could be coming sooner rather than later.
via iPhone 5 News, Opinion & Release Date | iPhone 5 News Blog.