Sprint logoWith the iPhone 5 launch supposedly around the corner, the rumors have been saying that this time round all the major carriers will be carrying the device. According to a purported leaked internal memo from Sprint, it appears that they are gearing up for the possibility of an iPhone 5 launch and have blacked out the 30th of September to the 15th of October as possible dates. Now there are new rumors that suggest Sprint will not be getting the iPhone 5, but rather an iPhone 4.

Based on how the internal memo was worded, we can’t be sure if Sprint was being cautious about leaks and worded it in such a way that they seemed to not know if there would be an iPhone 5, or if they genuinely had no clue and were just playing it safe. If it was the latter, according to TUAW, a Sprint Nextel sales associate told them that it was not the iPhone 5 that would be launching, but instead it would be the iPhone 4 and that the carrier had supposedly started briefing their employees on the imminent launch.

If that is indeed the case, it looks like Sprint will not be getting the iPhone 5 until 2012. Given all the previous rumors and speculation that is pointing at an October release of the iPhone 5, it does not make much sense for Sprint to be sporting the iPhone 4 since would-be iPhone buyers will be focused on the iPhone 5 and not the iPhone 4. It does sound like someone is trying to throw something into the mix to spice things up, but then again those reports could be dead on for all we know. Any Sprint users out there who may be disappointed with this piece of news?

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ProductiPhone 4iPhone 5
Display Diagonal (inches)3.5" (8.9cm)4" (10.2cm)
Megapixel Count5 Megapixel8 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)1420 mAh1440 mAh
Processor/Soc NameA4A6
RAM Options0.5 GB,1 GB,
Street Price$245 iPhone 4 on Amazon$185 iPhone 5 on Amazon
Link to full specsiPhone 4 Full specs and detailsiPhone 5 Full specs and details
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