It's Apple iPhone DaySprint has signed a $20 billion deal for 30.5 million iPhones, while Adobe releases Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 with accelerated 3D graphics support. Most importantly, don't miss CNET's live coverage today of Apple's announcement of the next iPhone(s).
-It's Tuesday, October 4, 2011. I'm Wilson Tang on CNET.com and it's time to get loaded. It's iPhone day [unk]. It will go up before the new iPhone announcement today. Stay tune to CNET TV and CNET.com for our live coverage both Buzz Out Loud and our live blog. Hopefully, today announcement will put an end to iPhone 5 or 4 speculation and time for iPhone 6 rumors. In the mean time, new rumors and leaks are over the place like this one. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint will officially be carrying the next iPhone. The publication reports that Sprint has "bet" the company on order of 30.5 million new iPhones from Apple at a cost of 20 billion dollars. The company expects to keep unlimited data as a differentiator between AT&T and Verizon, but being not even break a profit until 2014 under the terms of the deal. Tech blog, the Boy Genius report has an even juicier rumor. The iPhone 5 will be a Sprint exclusive with a larger 4-inch screen and support for Wi-Max 4G until early next year and a 4G LTE version of the phone will appear. The Boy Genius report says in the mean time AT&T and Verizon customers will get a smaller iPhone 4S, we'll find out soon enough. Hoping not to be out shadowed, Adobe has released Flash Player 11 and AIR 3. New features include hardware accelerated 3D and 2D graphics. The new 3D engine called stage 3D will allow developers to create video game console quality graphics inside the web browsers and web apps. The company claims that the new software is up to 1000 times faster than previous versions of Flash and AIR. You can check out the new software yourself at adobe.com. Microsoft has made some new announcements to its Hotmail e-mail service that it hopes will help users cleanup their inboxes. Hotmail is adding feature called Sweep to filter out newsletters and mailing list. Another big new feature scheduled inbox cleanup, which will allow users to automatically keep on the latest message from overly zealous e-mailers. In addition, the company is finally adding plugging for important messages and instant actions, which will users new buttons when hover over message to things like delete, flag, or sweep. In a move that might force out of the demise of the iPod classic, Microsoft has officially x'ed the Zune HD. The company put out message today saying that Windows phone will be the focus of their music and video strategy and that they would no longer be producing Zune player. Microsoft says that current Zune owners don't have to worry. The Zune service will continue to work and the company will continue to honor their warranties. Nintendo has inked a deal with DreamWorks Animation SKG to bring their popular titles over to the 3DS. DreamWorks will bring 2 Halloween-themed animated shorts over to the 3DS one of which will be available today. It features characters from Monsters versus Aliens. The second short, however, will feature the 3 little pigs from the Shriek franchise. That video will launch later this month. Nintendo hopes that video will help 3DS sales after massive price drop months ago and will bring even more 3D content from Discovery, Sony, IMAX, and the Blue Man Group. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Wilson Tang for CNET.com and you just been loaded.