Like T-Mobile, Sprint is substantially behind Verizon and AT&T, which, unless the iPhone5 is extremely successful, makes Sprint a candidate for being sold. As I mentioned in a previous article, it would be in Google's best interest to purchase Sprint. Perhaps, by gearing Sprint for carrying the iPhone5, Apple will do what I suggested Google does and purchase Sprint. Apple could use some of its' colossal cash pile and purchase Sprint and beat Google to the punch. This would not only further Apple's monopoly, but also present the opportunity for establishing for the first time a reliable, fast network with a direct customer relationship. Perhaps this is too opportunistic? Either way, it would be nice from a consumer standpoint unless, of course, Apple decides to jack up their prices even more.
Written By: Jenna Elizabeth
Wall Street Journal