Apple Stores in Canada Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 5


Apple retail stores in Canada have started selling unlocked iPhone 5 units in store as of today. First tipped off by the venerable @reneritchie, and confirmed ourselves by calling into the Pacific Centre Apple Store, you can now buy unlocked iPhone 5 models in store.

Our sources from earlier had noted back in late October stores in Canada would sell unlocked units in mid to late November. Apple is officially supposed to start selling them tomorrow but it appears stores have started early.

Here’s how it works, as explained to us by a Genius on the phone:

  • Before 4PM you are allowed to purchase up to 2 unlocked units per person in-store.
  • After 4PM, you will have to reserve online via for in-store pick up the next day. Note below iPhone reservations are accepted between 7AM and 1PM daily: iphone 5 reservation

This evening, started selling unlocked iPhone 5 units to the USA.

So if you’ve been waiting for an unlocked iPhone 5, Apple now has you covered both online and in-store.


  • JDL

    they have been selling them last week here in edmonton

  • leo

    how do you reserve on apple .ca?? cant find the link

  • Link in the post has it

  • AndreH

    If you click the link to the Reserve page, the fine print on that page clearly says the phone IS locked. “iPhone is configured to work only with an approved wireless service provider.”

  • mi

    When you click a capacity selection dot a popup opens asking you to select locked or unlocked!