The iPhone rumor mill doesn’t ever stop, but today’s late breaking leak is a big one. According to BGR, the iPhone 5 is going to be a Sprint exclusive at launch . Sprint supposedly got this sweet deal by agreeing to buy $20 billion worth of iPhones over the next four years. It’s a crazy gamble that wouldn’t see the carrier making a profit until 2014, but would consumers jump ship?
The iPhone 5 is reportedly a WiMAX device with a larger 4-inch screen and an Apple A5 SoC. Other carriers would not be totally left out in the cold should this come to pass. The iPhone 4S would be a revamped device with faster internals and NFC support. The iPhone 5 would come to AT&T and Verizon at some later date in early 2012.
Would $20 billion be enough for Apple to disappoint all those iPhone fans clamoring to hand over their money? We’ll have to wait and see tomorrow.