Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 21:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I generally try to steer clear from the silly and crazy rumour mill surrounding soon-to-be-expected-to-be-launched devices, but this one is kind of interesting. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the US carrier Sprint is pretty much betting the company on Apple's next iPhone, ordering a staggering 30.5 million of them. At the same time, BGR reports that the iPhone 5 will be exclusive to Sprint (in the US at least), as a WiMAX device.
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This is bullshit...
by apoclypse on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 23:29 UTC
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If Apple locks the iPhone to Sprint, I'm fucking done with them. I'm a hardcore iPhone user but this is not something I'm willing to deal with. I had high hopes that the iPhone was going to be the first successful phone I can buy unlocked and use with whatever carrier I wished. I was already looking to moving back to Sprint but them forcing me is just going to make me run the other way.

I'm tired of this carrier tying bullshit. Fucking Apple learned nothing from being tied to AT&T and having their phone's reputation marred by a shitty network, now they are locking it to an even shittier network. Fucking brilliant. This just soured my day. Even more so because I just lost my 3GS, this last week and I was looking forward the iPhone 5 to replace it. Right now I'm on my 1st Gen iPhone. Dammit I want to hit something. I so hope this isn't true.

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