A quick post about the upcoming and highly anticipated iPhone 5. First of all, the bad news. It seems it will not be released until mid-October. So, we still have to wait for a while. The good news (for Sprint customers) is that it will be available for AT&T, Verizon and also Sprint customers.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

Sprint Nextel Corp. will begin selling the new version of the Apple iPhone in mid-October, people familiar with the matter said, filling a huge hole in the No. 3 U.S. carrier’s lineup and giving Apple Inc. another sales channel for its popular gadget.

The timing, however, indicates Apple’s new iPhone, which is expected to be called iPhone 5, will hit the market later than expected and too late to contribute to sales in Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter, which ends in September. Most observers had expected the device to arrive next month.

The deal could help prop up the nation’s third-largest carrier and give AT&T Inc. more ammunition in its attempt to win regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile USA Inc.

Read more about the news here and here.