Apple made headlines earlier this year when they finally took their iPhone to a 2nd U.S. carrier. The popular smartphone had been an AT&T-only device since its inception in 2007, so needless to say users were glad to finally have an option.

But what about Sprint customers? Will they ever see an iPhone offered by their carrier? It doesn’t take a magic 8 ball to know that all signs point to yes, but we’ve recently heard more “confirmation” that a Sprint-branded iPhone exists…

The folks over at 9to5Mac are reporting that they’ve heard from an unknown source that a Sprint-compatible iPhone is currently being tested at the Cupertino campus. The device has even been seen floating around Sprint’s research and development department.

“Sources tell 9to5Mac that a version of the iphone for Sprint’s network is currently in advanced testing. The physical design of this device is akin to the iPhone 4 of today, so this might be the iPhone 4S device with support for all carriers we’ve been hearing whispers about.”

Although the site doesn’t speak of the source’s credibility, the gossip does align with recent speculation. We’ve heard several rumors that the next iPhone will be compatible with all 4 major carriers in the U.S.

We’ve also seen interesting job postings by Apple, calling for carrier specialists in the Kansas City area right next to Sprint’s headquarters. So it doesn’t seem to be a question of if Sprint is going to get the iPhone, but when?

With no announcement of a new device at Apple’s developer’s conference this week, it seems like the delayed iPhone refresh rumors were spot on. I guess we’ll have to wait until September for an official announcement, but things are looking up for iPhone hopefuls on the nation’s 3rd largest network.

Are you a current Sprint customer looking to get the iPhone? Would you switch to Sprint if it got the iPhone?

  • BLiNK

    sweet jesus. if this becomes a reality would it be safe to assume S. Jobs can wipe his ass with $100 bills for the rest of his life? maybe he can already haha

  • Brandon.

    I’d be so excited, UNLIMITED PLANS

  • ColdGlueGun

    If sprint does get it, i would probably want an iPhone even though i hate the idea of a complete APPLE world domination takeover. I just really cant stand all of the limitations even on an iPT4 because i dont have constant internet. Right now i dont have a data plan, but im gonna be so screwed if its expensive, cuz i cant pay for that….

  • Ranman

    You best believe that Sprint’s rate plans will change if this becomes a reality. I’ll continue to stand by my Evo regardless.

    • Aaronieru

      I hope that Sprint doesn’t catch the iPhone curse and lose it’s unlimited plans like with AT&T and Verizon. T-Mobile already dropped its unlimited plans, so Sprint may well regardless.

      • Al

        Get your unlimited data plans for your iPhone with Verizon while it still lasts.

  • Karnen Jones

    I would be the 1st in line hopefully Sprint will not let us down as a Sprint customer for 10yrs they know what their customers want and to keep the same unlimited data plans are a plus .