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Sprint getting iPhone 5 in the US – another sign of the imminent arrival of the iPhone 5

It has been a busy day of more iPhone rumors and the latest one to weigh in is the Wall Street Journal, reporting that Sprint Nextel Corp will start selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October, making it the third network to start carrying the iPhone in the US.

Verizon iPhone 4According to sources familiar with the matter, Sprints more than 52 million customers will finally get their hands on the iPhone by mid-October, and we are talking both the new iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4, following rumors earlier today that Apple is producing an 8GB iPhone 4 to attract the more budget conscious end of the smartphone market.

It is also expected that the two other  US iPhone networks, Verizon and AT&T, will get the iPhone 5 by mid-October, which means that we are likely to see an October launch for the latest generation iPhone in the UK as well (fingers crossed). The mid-October date is more or less in line with earlier rumors talking about the 7th October as iPhone 5 launch date.

Now all that remains is official information as to the design and features of the new iPhone 5, which remains more or less a mystery. Although it is widely believed that it will resemble the design of the iPhone 4, but be lighter, thinner and faster with the A5 dual core chip and an improved 8-megapixel camera.

You can read more about the iPhone 5 here.

[source: WSJ]

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