Sprint and T-Mobile customers now have a reason to rejoice. Analyst says that iPhone 5 may be coming to T-mobile and Sprint. However, Apple has declined to comment on whether iPhone will be arriving to Sprint. There are several anticipation and rumors in the market related to iPhone 5. One of it is Apple is currently testing iPhone 5 for Sprint Networks. The anticipation is based on a job posting that appeared in the newspaper recently. Apple had recently advertised job post of cellular engineering team for Kansas City, Mo. It is the same city where Sprint headquarters are located.
Till now, Apple had limited iPhone to selected telecom carriers such as AT&T and Verizon. The AT&T and T-Mobile merger is expected to complete in few months which means T-Mobile customers will finally get an opportunity to lay their hands on iPhone as AT&T already has deal with Apple Inc. Apple has not yet revealed the specifications and capabilities of its new iPhone. But market experts and analyst believe Apple will enhance the iPhone’s capability to run on different networks in iPhone 5.
Apple’s decision to offer iPhone 5 beyond AT&T and Verizon customers can be also based on the fact that Android phones popularity is increasing in the market. By offering iPhone 5 to Sprint and T-Mobile customers, Apple can gain an opportunity to reach masses and make its position strong in the competition. Apple will be able to increase its market share by around 30%, if iPhone 5 is made available to Sprint and T-Mobile customers.
Analyst believe that iPhone 5 will be a universal device which means it will be compatible with more networks and Apple will be able to offer its latest iPhone to customers on different networks. Market experts believe Apple will have to overcome some technical hurdles, if it decides to offer iPhone 5 to Sprint and T-Mobile customers. The iPhone 4 already has the capability to work on CDMA and GSM networks. Apple only needs to ensure that iPhone 5 can work on different spectrum bands used by these telecom companies. T-Mobile customers will soon get an opportunity to use iPhone as soon as the merger deal of AT&T and T-Mobile is completed. Sprint is the biggest beneficiary in Apple’s decision to offer iPhone beyond AT&T and Verizon. Sprint is likely to experience huge growth once the iPhone 5 is available to its customers.
The telecommunication market is expected to heat up once the iPhone 5 is available on all major telecommunication networks that include AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. Analysts believe that Sprint has already agreed to pay high subsidy cost and it would help Apple to expand its distribution. In fact market experts believe, Sprint will be the only telecom carrier that will offer unlimited data plan to iPhone customers.