8GB iPhone 3GS Launches June 25th: iPhone 4 After?


We just received an anonymous email from a tipster that noted Bell will be launching the 8GB iPhone 3GS on June 25th. We’ve also received word that Rogers and Telus will also be launching on the same date too–not surprising at all.

Apple will be selling these units one day before on June 24th. We know Apple will be selling factory unlocked 8GB iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 units.

Could the iPhone 4 be launched simultaneously for a surprise early release in Canada?Americans have received their iPhone 4 shipments early, maybe Canada is going to get some positive news on the 25th (wishful thinking)? These 8GB iPhone 3GS units are new, since previously the 3GS was limited to 16GB/32GB models.

Here are the details from the email:

Introducing the new 8GB Apple iPhone 3GS with iOS4

Bell is launching the 8GB iPhone 3GS, the latest iPhone from Apple that takes advantage of all the great features of iOS4. With iOS4, clients will enjoy innovative features that will enable them to keep applications open in the background, organize applications with folders and shop for books in the iBookstore.

The highlight features of the 8GB iPhone 3GS are:

1. Multitasking: Now you can run your favorite third-party apps — and switch between them instantly — without slowing down the performance of the foreground app or draining the battery unnecessarily.
2. Folders: Organize apps into folders with drag-and-drop simplicity. Get faster access to your favorites and browse and manage up to 2160 apps
3. Even better Mail: See messages from all your accounts in a unified inbox, organize messages by threads, open attachments in third-party apps, and more.
4. iBooks: More than a great ebook reader, iBooks is also an amazing place to browse and shop for books, day or night.
5. Phone: On iPhone, making a call is as simple as tapping a name or number. And Visual Voicemail lets you play messages in any order — just like email.

The table below outlines the pricing and agreement rebates for the 8GB iPhone 3GS:

Suggested Retail Price: $549.95
Agreement Retail Price ISPR: $200.00 (3YR), $150.00 (2YR), $50 (1YR), $549.95 (30 day)
Client Price: $349.95 (3YR), $399.95 (2YR), $499.95 (1YR), $549.95 (30 day)

Device / Inventory Handling Procedures:

  • Please ensure device shrink-wrap is not removed and/or opened prior to the client purchasing a device. Shrink-wrap should only be removed in-front of a client during the sale/activation process. Clients wishing to demo a unit should be directed to the live demo unit on display.
  • All devices and inventory should be stored in a safe place, out of sight, in a locked location to prevent possible theft. Inventory should not be kept on the sales floor.

Key Dates:

Launch: June 25th, 2010

The agreement prices must be off, considering Rogers and Telus (and Bell) have lowered their iPhone 3GS prices to $99/$149 respectively for 16GB/32GB models.

Anyone out there going to purchase the 8GB iPhone 3GS and bypass the iPhone 4?


  • rorypiper

    I think we'll still be waiting, unfortunately. They'll give us a couple us weeks notice, at least, to get pre-orders in.

  • dudemaster

    I would, unfortunately, have to agree 🙁

  • Andrew

    Same, I don't see why anyone would not pay the extra $100 and wait for th iPhone4.

  • ColPat

    There was no iPhone preorder in the past here in Canada, what makes you think there will be know?

  • Joker Eh

    How is this a New Phone and the latest from Apple?? And can't you buy a 3GS phone now? How is this news?

  • lxlim

    AFAIK there was never an 8GB 3GS, there's 16 and 32GB only.
    So this is a “new” configuration.

  • Humanv3

    Seems in the past Apple has only required “pre-order” on devices that need need to prove enough marketshare. The 27″ iMac i7 is a classic example of creating the marketplace for it before committing to mass production. Same for iPhone 4… Preordering allows Apple to showcase their demand and potential earning long before spending too much money, thus driving up the stock value to investors etc… Oh, and I'll grab a 32GB iPhone 4 as soon as they hit Canadian shores 😉

  • Humanv3

    Sry, my point was that US pre-orders make it ok for the rest of the world… We just get 3 boxes worth that have to last for 2 months before getting another 3 boxes 😀

  • Adrian

    what does the 3gs release in canada have to do with the iPhone 4 release in canada? what concrete evidence is there that suggests the iphone 4 will be released early?

  • een

    “We just get 3 boxes worth that have to last for 2 months…”
    3 boxes of????? iP4?????? 😀

  • You And Me

    i heard from my friends ROGERS going to offer unlimited incoming & outgoing , is that true ??

  • Daniel

    you mean the iphone4 price is from649.00?