Sprint to employees: Don't comment on Apple iPhone 5 rumors
But one place where the Sprint iPhone 5 rumor won't be spread around (at least officially) is in a Sprint retail store.
Sprint has issued a memo to its retail employees directing them to not bring up the rumor with customers and offer "no comment" to those consumers who bring up the rumor themselves, according to a memo obtained by the blog SprintFeed.
The memo says employees can acknowledge that news outlets have reported the rumor if a customer won't drop the subject, but beyond even that, "no comment" is the company line, SprintFeed said.
Both Apple and Sprint have declined to comment on the Sprint iPhone 5 rumors in the past, so asking retail workers to do the same isn't too much of a surprise.
Currently Apple's iPhone 4 is available only from AT&T and Verizon in the U.S., though a fifth-generation iPhone is expected to arrive in September or October.
Sprint's addition as a third carrier selling new iPhones has been rumored for weeks, but as of yet Apple hasn't even said when a new iPhone would arrive, what it would look like or where it would be sold.
What do you think? Is "no comment" a good approach for Sprint? Does that make you think a Sprint iPhone is inevitable, or just online hype? Let us know in the comments.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Photo: A Sprint store in Homestead, Pa. Credit: Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press