Job Ad Spreads Rumors That The iPhone Is Coming To Sprint

An Apple job posting has hinted that the company is planning to launch the iPhone on Sprint’s network.

Apple is looking for a carrier engineer located in the Kansas City area, which is around 20 miles from US wireless carrier Sprint’s headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas.

Earlier, an analyst had claimed that the company will launched a tweaked version of the iPhone 4, named iPhone 4S, which will work on T-Mobile and Sprint networks. Apple has already ended its exclusive partnership with AT&T to launch the iPhone on Verizon Wireless.

The job post was first reported on Stop It, AT&T, a blog devoted to fighting bandwidth caps. After the first post, the company changed the location of the job back to its Cupertino headquarters.

According to the job post, the iPad maker is looking to form a carrier engineer team that will be “responsible for day-to-day technical interactions with the one or more carriers to track down issues reported by the carrier”.

The carrier engineer will be responsible for ‘working with program management, software development and test teams to get products approved by the carriers’, the job post read. Prospective candidates must have ample knowledge on GSM/GPRS, Edge, CDMA and UMTS networks.