Apple is going to buy Sprint, and will re-brand Sprint into the iNetwork.
Every iPhone user will sign onto the iNetwork, and Apple will gain millions of more captive customers for its products - iPhones, Macs; etc.
APPL could offer $7.50 a share for S, and with Sprint's cash on hand, investments (CLWR) and other assets this buy would end up costing AAPL around $4 a Sprint share.
Apple could then spin off Nextel, and the deal would end up costing APPL a mere couple of billion.
I'M PREDICTING APPLE IS GOING TO BUY SPRINT!
Apple will never pay $7share for Sprint.. Never... your liveing in a dream world... If sprint filed for BK, whick i could see happening, then maybe apple could buy them out for nothing....
apple should, it make sense...one stop shopping for phone, wireless, and entertainment - iphone, inetwork, apple tv, apple stores.
it's like the canadian telus and rogers, they both offer phone line, wireless, highspeed internet and tv services all-in-one
You got it, beat!
Every fanatical iPhone user would switch from T to S (re-branded "iNetwork"). That's millions of people, and Apple would capture every penny of that reoccuring revenue stream.
Moreover, APPL would then have a captive audience for additional Apple products.
Again, AAPL could pay $20B for Sprint; half of which AAPL would immediately get back via S cash and S investments (for example, the $2.2B worth of CLWR Sprint owns).
Apple could then spin off Nextel for a few billion, pay off Sprint debt, and Apple would then have a MASSIVE, nationwide 4G footprint generating $100 of millions of dollars in cash every year.
I sense something like this is going to happen, and it is going to ROCK the comms world.
I had the same thought. Would be a great play for apple, they would get full control over service, product and customer service, which does need help. Also thought of a Google take over. They've got the money as well.
Or, What if apple went with S instead of Verison, That is if they dont stay with ATT. The Droid ads were in so many words F U to apple. Something is going to happen S is a great company as of late. The data service is the best what more would apple want.
I dont know if AAPL will buy S, but I do believe someone will. AAPL hardly ever buys a company they like to build stuff themselves. I hope the GOOG OS starts to eat into the Iphone sales and force AAPL to do something else. The 2 companys that need S the most are Comcast and DT, Comcast needs S to be able to offer bundle service like AT@T and VZ currently do and DT needs S just to be able to compete in the US, right now their network is terrible compared to S,VZ and T.