A cheaper version of the iPhone 4 is rumored to be coming to stores in early September, according to a report from InformationWeek.com. The release of a cheaper 8 GB iPhone 4, priced at a low $99, follows similar moves Apple has done the past several years right before the debut of their next iPhone version. In the weeks before the launch of the iPhone 4, Apple lowered the price of its 8 GB iPhone 3GS to $99 in a move to reduce supplies of the less powerful smartphone as current users were poised to upgrade. According to a report released earlier last week, the iPhone 5 is to be released on October 7th, which should give Apple enough time to sell a bunch of its new 8 GB iPhone 4s.
Additional news is swirling about the Apple adding another carrier for its current iPhone 4 and the soon-to-be-released iPhone 5. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that mobile carrier Sprint will carry the two latest versions of the iPhone, starting with the launch of the iPhone 5 in October. That would bring the total of United States networks that can support the iPhone up to three, following the original carrier AT&T and Verizon Wireless, who started to carry the iPhone in February 2011. With T-Mobile set to merge with AT&T, the only carriers continued to be left out of the iPhone bonanza are smaller regional carriers like Alltel, Cricket Wireless, and MetroPCS.