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Sprint iPhone 5 will get unlimited data plan (at first): report

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(Read caption) The Sprint iPhone 5 is coming this fall, according to one source. Here, a user holds the iPhone 4 at an Apple shop in New York.

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Sprint iPhone 5 rumors have been gurgling around the Web for a while now, but today comes the next best thing to an actual launch party – a report from Bloomberg News, sourced to anonymous insiders, confirming the autumn arrival of a Sprint-powered Apple handset.

Interestingly, according to Bloomberg, the Sprint iPhone will be available with an unlimited data plan, which would help set the device apart from rival AT&T and Verizon-powered devices.

"It’s a competitive disadvantage if your two larger competitors have the iPhone and you don’t. Getting the iPhone closes that gap," Matthew Thornton, an analyst at Avian Securities LLC, told Bloomberg. True. And the gap would conceivably close that much faster if Sprint offers what Verizon and AT&T currently do not: The ability to slurp down an unlimited amount of multimedia content, for a single, flat fee.

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