So many people have already ordered the new phone that Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and Apple online stores are telling customers they'll have to wait a little longer.
Sprint says its 4G schedule is aggressive to get the network ready for the iPhone.
How would AT&T and Verizon react to a deal that leaves them on the sidelines?
Verizon and Sprint have seven of the top 10 '4G' smartphones on the market right now, according to new data from analytics firm Localytics.
Google Wallet became available on Nexus S 4G phones on Sprint's network this week.
Analysis: Sprint is joining the justice department in opposing the acquisition, but what does this mean for mobile service for consumers?