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Apple iPhone 5 Arriving On Sprint In Early October?

A recent report suggests Sprint Nextel will begin selling Apple's upcoming iPhone in early/mid-October, thus giving the Cupertino-based company another channel for distributing its flagship product.

According to a number of pundits, the iPhone 5 should be launched on the market in October, and yet another clue supporting this assertion comes from a leaked screenshot provided by SprintFeed (opens in new tab) revealing a blackout announced by Sprint for the first two weeks of the month.

The apparent internal Sprint memo explains that between Sept 30th and Oct 15th no Sprint employee is allowed to take time off due to a major phone release, which means that we should expect its release after this blackout time frame.

SprintFeed's insight on the matter suggests that we can expect the iPhone 5 to make its appearance somewhere between the blackout dates and perhaps a bit earlier than Oct 15th taking the market and customers by surprise.

"Looking at the referenced time period, we're pretty sure that this 'big' unnamed device will hit between the blackout dates. This would allow time for employee training, release date preparation and finally the aftermath of sales," SprintFeed concluded.

Radu Tyrsina
Radu Tyrsina

Radu is the founder of, and has worked as a freelance writer for ITProPortal, as well as having been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.