Good news for the loyal Sprint customers. Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) will start selling the new version of the iPhone in mid-October according to sources with The Wall Street Journal. The new iPhone is expected to be called the iPhone 5. This could help Sprint retain their customer base and may help AT&T win regulatory approval for the acquisition of T-Mobile.
As of the end of the second quarter, Sprint had about 52 million subscribers. Verizon had 106 million and AT&T had 99 million. Sprint will also carry the iPhone 4 according to the same WSJ source.