Sprint CEO Hesse: We’re very happy with Apple iPhone, even though we won’t make a cent on it until 2015

“Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse took a $3.25 million pay cut earlier this month, as penance for orchestrating the company’s pricey iPhone deal with Apple,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.

“Has outcry over the agreement — which will cost Sprint an estimated $15.5 billion over the next four years — soured him on it?” Paczkowski reports. “Not at all. ‘We’re very happy with it,’ Hesse said of Sprint’s deal with Apple, during the company’s annual shareholders meeting Tuesday. ‘Carrying the iPhone will be quite profitable.'”

Paczkowski reports, “But not for a few years, at least. By its own admission, Sprint won’t profit from the device until 2015.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Considering the alternative – swimming in the toilet with T-Mobile USA – Sprint’s Hesse is right to be smiling over having the one and only iPhone.

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  1. Hesse will go down as being one of the worst CEO’s in history. He was stupid to agree to that deal promising 15 Billion in sales over 4 years. Not to mention they’ll be the only iPhone provider with no LTE for the next iPhone launch!

    1. Hmmm, since you do not know the details of the contract, I would assume you are talking out of an external solid waste output orifice. ???

      Just a thought.

  2. Hesse is a CEO that is consumer centric. Like Apple, who is seeking the current iPad at a manufacturing cost loss, he is investing on the iPhone first for his subscribers and hopes to make profit in the future. He is providing iPhones for Sprint subscribers and with unlimited plans whereas T-mobile and others won’t.

  3. I say, come late to the party costs you more. And since we do not know any details except that they will not make wild profits off Apple for a while, I have to assume that they will be upgrading the network and have other expenses to cover first.

    Hmmm,, business 101.

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