Sprint Places $20 Billion Order for Next iPhone, Bets Company on Apple

According to reports from BGR, Sprint has placed an order of over 30 million next-generation iPhone. The move was made to put it on even competition with AT&T and Verizon who both have the highly coveted Apple smartphone. However, the cost of such an order would set Sprint back at around $20 Billion after they subsidize the devices to customers with contracts. That cost could be more than the actual worth of the company as a whole, so this could put the carrier at major jeopardy if plans do pan out for Sprint who has been struggling with subscriber growth for half of the past decade.

There have also been rumors of Sprint getting an iPhone 5 WiMax 4G enabled exclusive this year, while Verizon and AT&T are left with iPhone 4S models that maintain 3G connectivity. There is plenty afloat in the rumor mill and all our questions should be answered tomorrow at the Apple Press conference, so be sure to check out our Live Blog of the event.


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Solomon Massele
Solomon is our Senior Managing Editor here at TekGoblin and he is also a columnist for Best Buy Mobile Magazine. He has been a technology enthusiast for years and currently contributes to companies such as TekGoblin, Best Buy Mobile Magazine, and others in the past such as SPJ Reviews. You can keep up with his updates on Twitter at @iceman7679 and his visual tech related reviews on YouTube at He loves everything tech, and talking about it!