The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint will offer the iPhone 5 beginning this October, when the 5th generation handset is expected to debut. The iPhone, which spent nearly four years as an exclusive AT&T property in the US, has only been available on the Verizon network (iPhone 4 only) since early 2011.
Keep in mind, this report is coming from the WSJ - not a haven for false rumor-mongering. If real - and this is the most compelling suggestion so far that the iPhone is coming to Sprint - it will prove a monumental development for the third largest mobile carrier in the US.
Sprint Nextel Corp. will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October, people familiar with the matter said, closing a huge hole in the No. 3 U.S. carrier's lineup and giving Apple Inc. another channel for selling its popular phone.