Apple could launch the successor to the iPhone 4 in September and rumours are suggesting that the Cupertino giant could allow more than two US carriers to commercialize its new device. Sprint and T-Mobile could also join AT&T and Verizon in the elite iPhone carriers club.
It is clear that Apple is not locked in contract with AT&T, since the iPhone 4 in also available on Verizon. This means that Apple could release their next iPhone on other networks as well.
Nobody has any doubts regarding the launch of the next iPhone on AT&T and Verizon. But could the company leave out its previous carriers and focus on Sprint and T-Mobile only?
Most people might think this is impossible. But rumours suggest that the successor of iPhone 4 could be the iPhone 4S, which will bring only minor improvements - with progress that would be similar to that of the iPhone 3GS compared to iPhone 3G. Another iPhone version with more substantial improvements could be launched in early 2012.
If Apple launched iPhone’s 4 successor for Sprint and T-Mobile only the two carriers could distribute the iPhone for the first time and attract more customers with their unlimited data plans. Apple could then launch their highly improved iPhone in early 2012 and make it available for all carriers so people will rush to buy it although they may already have an iPhone. A typical Apple move.