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  • Best Buy Employee "Confirms" iPhone Coming to Sprint



    A BestBuy employee is "confirming" that Sprint is about to carry the iPhone. And a formal announcement about the carrier welcoming the iPhone to its 4G network could come as early as next month's WWDC conference, which - as we learned today - will kick off June 7th with a keynote address from Apple CEO Steve Jobs. So will Jobs unveil the Sprint iPhone at the conference?

    According to coverage today from Redmond Pie, which amalgamates a variety of morsels of information from sources and leaks, the employee confirming the Sprint iPhone works at a Best Buy outlet in Pennsylvania, although a particular store was not cited as it would violate the company's "privacy policy." Nonetheless, the source claims that shelf displays will surface within a time-frame that appears to neatly coincide with the start of the WWDC.

    Historically, however, Best Buy employees are notoriously left in the dark regarding major announcements and product releases. Even ahead of the iPad's release, very few credible stories - or even leaks - were traced back to Best Buy and the store's myriad workers. Apple, however, does have a stellar relationship with Best Buy and, for this reason, it isn't altogether inconceivable that an employee could be privy to advanced information - either by accident or design.

    Without question, a 4G capable 4th generation iPhone would be a massively appealing reality for millions of current or potential smartphone buyers. But for the very reason that some say its simply "too good to be true," perhaps we will have to concur with that assessment until more concrete evidence of a Sprint iPhone surfaces in the days and weeks to come.

    Image via Redmond Pie
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Best Buy Employee "Confirms" iPhone Coming to Sprint started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 108 Comments
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      how can a best buy employer "confirm" it? i do hope this is true though, for the sake of AT&T loosing exclusivity.
    1. jamp1483's Avatar
      jamp1483 -
      Great... They got cheap plans.... Unlike AT&T ...hope it's true
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      I don't kno...with the HTC evo kicking in...I doubt this is true
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      man, this would be amazing. Sprint wouldn't be number 3 for long if this is true.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Next a T-Mobile store city garbage man will announce iPhone coming to T-Mobile this summer.

      And with that you can place this rumor in the garbage.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      This is ridiculous. Not even Apple Store employees and managers are informed about this kind of stuff much less 3rd party companies.
    1. dcgore's Avatar
      dcgore -
      Hmm, people complain about coverage with AT&T, why would apple go with Sprint over VZ? Does Apple like people complaining about the iphone and its relationships?
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Interesting.............AT&T & Sprint seem to be Allies. It's always AT&T vs Verizon, and Sprint on the sidelines watching.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Best Buy employee confirms itchy balls. WTF are you doing quoting some random dude making minimum wage at a sh!t store? I'm calling BS on this one. Apple just magically pulled a WiMax iPhone with a 30 minute battery life out of it's arse without letting Gray Powell test it first. I'm not buying it. Time for more beer.
    1. TheWiredHavocMC2.0's Avatar
      TheWiredHavocMC2.0 -
      Dont believe the hype. how can sprint get it when att just signed an "exclusive deal" for another 5 years with apple???

      that best buy employee must be doing crack
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      A tenant that lives on top of a metro pcs store confirmed to me that the next iPhone will come out virgin mobile
    1. TheWiredHavocMC2.0's Avatar
      TheWiredHavocMC2.0 -
      I believe that tenant was Ranjet and Chad from the Metro PCS commercials.
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheWiredHavocMC2.0 View Post
      I believe that tenant was Ranjet and Chad from the Metro PCS commercials.
      Ranjet and Chad always funny

      There's no way a bestbuy employee would know this, but it would make sense. sprint everything plans would suit the iphone better.
    1. eg6motion's Avatar
      eg6motion -
      Just received a tele-market phone call, the iPhone 4G is coming to... Cricket.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      since when does steve jobs work at best buy?
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      with sprints hidden fee's and policy...sprint are some money hungry bastards lol check this out...i got the black berry for a friend and in the first week of service , she got disconnected lmao , had to call in and get that fixed asap.

      i just saw a leaked info-mercial stating that the next iPhone is gonna come on the government supplied "Assurance wireless" plan
    1. biofail's Avatar
      biofail -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Best Buy employee confirms itchy balls. WTF are you doing quoting some random dude making minimum wage at a sh!t store? I'm calling BS on this one. Apple just magically pulled a WiMax iPhone with a 30 minute battery life out of it's arse without letting Gray Powell test it first. I'm not buying it. Time for more beer.
      Lol I agree...seriously it's gotten to the point where apple fan boys jizz their pants anytime anyone says "new iphone leak uncovered".

      This rumor sounds like crap to me.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      best buy employee confirms itchy balls. Wtf are you doing quoting some random dude making minimum wage at a sh!t store? I'm calling bs on this one. Apple just magically pulled a wimax iphone with a 30 minute battery life out of it's arse without letting gray powell test it first. I'm not buying it. Time for more beer.
      hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha.
    1. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      FYI......I just started a cell phone company and i will exclusively carry the new iPhone HD
    1. biofail's Avatar
      biofail -
      Quote Originally Posted by sandstorm77 View Post
      fyi......i just started a cell phone company and i will exclusively carry the new iphone hd
      ftw :d