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Sprint slashes iPhone 4S cost by $86 as iPhone 5 launch looms

Sprint (S) has slashed the cost of purchasing and activating a new iPhone 4S by a total of $86 as the launch of Apple’s (AAPL) next-generation iPhone looms. Apple’s “most amazing iPhone yet” typically costs $199 with 16GB of memory, but Sprint has slashed $50 from the smartphone’s price tag. What’s more, online purchases will see Sprint’s $36 activation fee waived, lowering the total cost of purchasing the device by about 37%. Sprint has also cut the cost of the 32GB and 64GB iPhone 4S models by $50 each, and activation fees are waived for online orders as well. Apple’s sixth iPhone will be unveiled during a press conference on September 12th and it is expected to launch a week later on September 21st.

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.