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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. bbgt2's Avatar
      bbgt2 -
      Slap ! Wake up ! It was all a dream.
    1. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by giancarlo View Post
      AT&T raised their ETF because ppl would get a $99 3g, then pay $175 next month to cancel and keeps the phone. Then turn around and sell that phone for a $50 hike unlocked to a tmobile user. Sh!T, i did it when my 3g fell in the pool and ATT wanted to charge me $500 for another one. I opened a new line, paid $199 for another 3g then disconnected the line after 30 days.....

      And I have additional proof that the iphone will be in a sprint store near you. With that new sprint commercial with the guy with the forehead that can be easily called a "sixhead" cuz it fits more than 4 fingers. If you notice when he's babbling that BS about the 4G coverage, Jason Chen from GIZMODO is in the background stairs behind him handing what seems to be a phone to a sprint employee. After slowing the image down and zooming in you can clearly see they exchanged an "i-device." Pretty crazy SH!! huh? Just like looking for Captain America's shield in Iron Man 1

      Now before people youtube the commercial...it was a joke. But I bet you it would've spread like wildfire rumor....JUST LIKE THIS!
      To get around this new ETF amount for smartphones......Go by a cheap GO phone for like $20 at Walmart. Call att and tell them you broke your iPhone and would like to activate the GO phone on the line. Now ATT will have you as a regular user in their system so now you can terminate at the normal ETF and not the smartphone ETF.
    1. gregg4g's Avatar
      gregg4g -
      OMG! I used to be a Spint customer 6 years ago and I can totally confirm this is true. C'mon!!!
    1. C1KK's Avatar
      C1KK -
      Sure hope this isn't true, I would never switch back to Sprint, worst carrier I've ever been on. Network was extremely slow (when I could even get service), and they had the worst customer service. They kept insisting I was in there fake coverage map even though I literally lived on the furthest street possible that they supposedly had service at. I'd have to drive 10 minutes away just to make important phone calls without getting my call dropped a minute later (that is if the call would even go through), I called there customer service dozens of times and my calls would always get dropped while talking to them yet they still refused to waive my ETF and just terminate my service. As you can tell I have a lot of hostility towards Sprint...
    1. lividian1's Avatar
      lividian1 -
      Blah! Blah! Blah! can we please stop with rumor news when there is not one single concrete piece of evidence to support it. Unless there is proof these stories shouldn't even be posted. Evey day there is another rumor. AT&Ts exclusive contract gets extended for 6 months no wait 10million iPhones for the Verizon network get ordered. No wait AT&T is getting exclusive rights till 2012.No wait Verizon it getting the iPhone before the end of this year. My head just hurts from all these stories. I love all the great information I get from this site. But these rumors are like spam everyday more and more unsupported stories. A Best Buy Employee says sprint is getting the iPhone are you F@*#ing serious . Enough BS rumors when they officially announce it then write the story. other wise your just causing confusion and feeding the monster.
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      The articles by this author are just getting useless by the minute.

      "Hey some dude from CompUSA just confirmed THEY will be carrying the iPhone 7G on Boost Mobile. Better write an article on it and make everyone in the Modmyi community think there's facts to back it up!"

    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      A tenant that lives on top of a metro pcs store confirmed to me that the next iPhone will come out virgin mobile
      Metro is terrible...
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheWiredHavocMC2.0 View Post
      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
      To become a Best Buy employee, you must be on crack!
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Sounds like some Nerd from the Geek Squad wants his 15 min of fame.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It never ceases to amaze me what rubbish redmondpie will post - and that people actually believe it.
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      I don't kno...with the HTC evo kicking in...I doubt this is true
      exactly
    1. bcastro's Avatar
      bcastro -
      ...to all of it...
    1. UnknownToaster's Avatar
      UnknownToaster -
      Great..if this was a year ago, I'd get it. I'm getting the HTC Evo 4G now..
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The Evo 4G - another iPhone killer.
      On paper there have been lots, in reality, none.
      People who jump on a device because of the paper specs deserve what they get.
      One day there will be something better than the iPhone, when there is I will have no hesitation in jumping ship.
      But until I know there is something better I will stick with what I know.
      Good luck with the Evo - I wish you well, if you are right I might join you, I just doubt you are.
    1. area51crypto's Avatar
      area51crypto -
      If any phone company in the US gets the Iphone other than AT&T it will be Verizon! jmo
    1. manofcolombia's Avatar
      manofcolombia -
      Yayyyyyyyy!!!!! Skrew at&t!!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      The articles by this author are just getting useless by the minute.

      "Hey some dude from CompUSA just confirmed THEY will be carrying the iPhone 7G on Boost Mobile. Better write an article on it and make everyone in the Modmyi community think there's facts to back it up!"

      HAHAHAHAHA seriously!
    1. morphinapg's Avatar
      morphinapg -
      Stores like best buy receive their display cases sometimes quite a while before the product actually comes in. This is probably what happened. The best buy employee noticed there was an iPhone+Sprint display case in the back, and that means there will be a sprint iPhone.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It's stunning what some people will believe.
    1. Oddphone's Avatar
      Oddphone -
      A month and a half ago a at&t rep told me june 22 The iphone HD would go on sale with at&t.( I guess he knew) Does anyone here actually work at a sprint store that can say otherwise? Cdma iphones have been ordered by someone, If you have followed iphone news you may have seen this, its just the press that jumped on the verizon bandwagon.Sprint may have given a sweetheart deal to apple. Apple does not have a hard-on for verizon its the other way around. I do not think they care who sells it, it will sell.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I refer to my previous post.