It seems a day can’t go by without a new iPhone 5 rumor, and today has had its fair share already. The latest rumor to throw on the metaphorical fire revolves around US cell phone carrier Sprint and an event it plans to hold in October.

The event, which will take place on October 7th, is being called a ‘strategy update‘ by the execs at Sprint. It’s supposedly aimed at giving the team a chance to speak to the press, as well as a question and answer session. But is that all? Maybe. Maybe not…

The Verge suggests that the whole event is merely to give Sprint a vehicle for outlining their plans for 4G technology, something they have been working on for quite some time. The same site isn’t willing to rule out the possibility of an iPhone announcement, though they aren’t willing to say yes, either.

“Or heck, maybe it’s just that the iPhone is coming to Sprint. We’d be surprised if this was the event to announce it, but the past month of tech news has been crazy enough that anything could happen.”

All signs point to an October release for whatever iPhone Apple decides to bestow upon us, so the dates match in that regard. But there’s a very slim chance that Apple will give Sprint the reigns for an iPhone announcement.

When the next iPhone is unveiled, the boys from Cupertino will want to wheel out Tim Cook, probably even Scott Forstall, and a few dozen iOS developers. Yes, Verizon did get their time in the spotlight for its iPhone 4 launch, but a nigh-on twelve month old hardware release is a completely different kettle of fish to what we’re expecting Apple to pull out of the bag in the coming weeks.

Of course, that doesn’t mean Sprint won’t be getting the iPhone. But we wouldn’t pin our hopes on anything exciting coming out of their October 7th event.

There, we’ve said it now. Cue three iPhones in three different colors…

  • Mark

    Probably not, Sprint wouldn’t announce iPhone 5 before Apple.And if it was the iPhone 4, then I don’t know how few people would buy it.

    • Mark

      with iPhone 5 right around the corner.

  • Lucas K.

    Sprint won’t announce the new iPhone 5. If it’s coming out in mid-October it will be announced in the next few weeks anyhow per usual Apple scheduling. I’ll say Sprint is going to announce their 4G stuff and/or also carrying i5 when it comes out. I’m thinking i5 on Oct 14th.

    • Soto

      I sense the force “weak” on this one.

    • Soto

      I sense the force weak on this one.

  • Chris

    It’s just an announcement on their upcoming 4G updates. But I didn’t tell you that.

  • Stephen

    Well i was at the sprint store today a sales rep told me about the iphone even though he wasent supposed to… sprint will be getting the iphone and he already saw it at the sprint facility in the city and said it will be big on top and will taper down towards the bottom like a wedge. So i cant wait till it comes out for sprint, the only thing making me stay at this point.

  • chase

    I sense you all are idiots