4G LTE iPhone a possibility in Sprint’s future

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NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) said it is free to offer a potential future Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone using the faster mobile broadband network known as 4G LTE.

Sprint Chief Financial Officer Joe Euteneuer declined to say if Apple has such an iPhone planned. The carrier plans to introduce the 4G LTE network in only six cities by midyear.

Nonetheless, Euteneuer said Tuesday at an investor conference that Sprint’sApple contract is similar to those of rivals AT&T Inc. (T) and Verizon Wireless, and that the carrier isn’t being held to any 4G LTE coverage requirements. In comparison, the other two carriers have rolled out 4G LTE to large swaths of the country.

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