Apple fans may be quick to read into this: over the weekend, Sprint dropped the price of its iPhone 4S from $199 to $149.
Could this be in anticipation of the
Sprint's $50 price cut, first reported on by AllThingsD, comes before competing carriers have dropped their prices. AT&T's
iPhone 4S is still $199, as is Verizon's.
According to AllThingsD, rumor has it that the price slash is a Sprint promotion but with Apple's approval. A spokesperson for the carrier told CNET that the price drop is simply a back-to-school promotion.
Apple is planning a major event in mid-September and, according to recent iPhone chatter, it will be announcing the new iPhone there and could possibly release the device just a few days later.