Sprint Intros iPhone 4, iPhone 4S Preorder Programs

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Sprint launched its iPhone 4 preorder program on Thursday, and will begin taking iPhone 4S preorders on Friday. Prior to the introduction of the iPhone 4S on Tuesday, AT&T and Verizon were the only official iPhone carriers in the United States.

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Apple’s newest iPhone partner will be selling the 8GB iPhone 4 for US$99, and the iPhone 4S starting at US$199. Subscribers will get unlimited 3G data as part of their service package — a feature that AT&T and Verizon no longer offer.

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the wraps off of the iPhone 4S during a special media event on Tuesday where the company also announced that iOS 5 and iCloud would launch on October 12.

The new iPhone includes a dual core A5 processor, better battery life, CDMA and GSM support in a single design, an 8 megapixel camera, Siri voice control, and for the first time comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities.

The iPhone 4S will be available on Friday, October 14.

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Ross Edwards

That unlimited plan is a huge part of what is keeping Sprint as an attractive option.  There are plenty of people clutching their grandfathered unlimited plans on ATT and VZ who won’t switch over for that reason alone, but I expect wide adoption of the iP4S on Sprint due to the cost factor—you get the phone you really want, and the service is affordable.

I’m clutching happily away on Verizon, but if I were out of contract I would certainly consider making the jump.


Isn’t the Verizon iPhone 4 still incapable of simultaneous 3-G telephonic voice transmission and internet access?

If so, will the Verizon CDMA iPhone 4S also be incapable of simultaneous 3-G telephone voice and www data access?  And if so, wouldn’t Sprint’s CDMA iPhone 4S be no different from Verizon’s in that simultaneous phone/surf incapability?

Presumably, T-Mobile’s GSM iPhone 4S, like AT&T’s, would not have that incapability, in any event.

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