Fido kicked off their iPhone 5 pre-orders this morning, but their customers were in for a bit of a surprise. Only 16GB models were available, much to the disappointment of their customers (screenshot via @i0livier):
According to this Fido forums thread, customer service agents explain their “reasoning” for the shortfall of model availability:
“Apple is holding back the 32gb and 64g from all Canadian carriers”
Maybe Fido assumes those upgrading will want to use their Fido Dollars towards iPhone 5 upgrades, and are sticking with 16GB models only? We’ll reach out to Fido for further comment.
Update (9:16AM) - Fido tells us via email why the 16GB iPhone 5 is only available:
Based on customer feedback and preference, we have added the most popular version of the iPhone to our lineup.
Update 2: (4:01PM): Fido has emailed us to inform you 32GB and 64GB models are now available in the Fido Reservation System:
iPhone 5 32 and 64 GBs are being added to the Fido Reservation System as of 7 p.m. EDT tonight.
Update 3 (Sept. 19th): According to emails received, Fido orders have started to ship.