Apple Canada Retail Stores Open At 7AM For iPhone 4 Launch

Today, Apple finally updated the webpages for the company’s retail stores to reflect the iPhone 4 launch.

Canadian Apple Retail stores will open at 7AM on Friday July 30, 2010 for the iPhone 4 launch. There will be lines and it is first come, first served. As we have said previously, there is a limit of two iPhones per customer.

iPhone 4
Arriving at your favourite Apple Retail Store on 30 July. Stores open at 7:00 a.m. iPhone 4 is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit two per person.

iPhone 4 Purchasing Methods

Canadians will have three methods to get their iPhone 4:

1.) Canadians will be able to order the unlocked, full price iPhone 4 16/32GB in Black through the Apple Canada Online Store starting Friday July 30. Any online orders are shipped to the billing address (no store pickup).

2.) As an alternative for the unlocked iPhone 4, customers can also visit their local Apple Store to purchase an outright, unlocked iPhone 4 starting Friday July 30. There will be line-ups this weekend.

3.) For customers that want iPhone 4 locked on contracts with activations or upgrades (usually with promotional pricing), visit your local Apple Store or Canadian wireless dealer (Rogers, Bell, Virgin, Fido, Telus) store starting Friday July 30. There will be line-ups this weekend.

To summarize, if you want your iPhone 4 IMMEDIATELY, do either method 2 or method 3 above.

Also, at this time Apple has still not updated their iPhone 4 online store page to reflect iPhone 4 pricing or the official release date. The iPhone 4 store page still lists “Coming soon.”

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  • These stores are very unlikely (read: 0 chance) to have it on launch day, even 1 week after I wouldn’t bet on it. Stock will mostly be at apple stores, but if you can’t go to one or to bestbuy, find a local carrier store, as they will have the rest.

  • Jwhende7

    False:

    If you want unlocked go to the Apple store online, or an Apple retail store.

    If you want locked/contract, go to an Apple retail store, carrier store, or future shop/bestbuy

  • If I was waiting there, I might go as early as 12 or as late as 3.

  • Jeff

    I’m still not confident the Apple Stores will have enough stock to last launch weekend. I hope I can go friday night and still be able to pick up a 32gb

  • Ex

    Unlocked only.
    Contract is in store.

  • Eaton centre will be WAY more busy. I’d say go to the entrance nearest the store, if you don’t know which investigate it or just wait at the main/front entrance; security should herd people to the right doors.

  • Launch weekend is strongly doubtful. Friday night…I wouldn’t think so for a second, but hey, it’s possible.

  • Alex

    I’ll be there too.

    But the MALL opens at 6:00 am. Spoke with security. So how can we line up before 6:00AM??? In front of one of the mall entrances you think? Which one?

  • Arkaine

    Same for Bell. Jerks.

  • VancouverBlade

    Possible to define ‘lots’? Are we talking 100-500, 500-1000 or more? Heading down around 9am as I’m too old and grumpy to line up ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Holly

    How can you be so sure?

  • Jarndt08

    I think you are on apple.com as that is not on apple.ca

  • Ex

    1,000+

  • Chobertt

    Same here, but Rogers actually did send me an email about two weeks ago telling subscribers to p*ss off and stop calling them with questions about iPhone 4.

    A**holes.

  • HellMaX

    I would agree for the Ste-Catherine store, however the Laval and Point-Claire ones won’t be as crowded, IMO

  • JonnyDub

    You’ll most likely have to pay for the phone up front.

  • Tyler

    Southgate let us stay in the mall for the iPad launch so they MAY do the same for the iPhone 4. If so, I’ll be at Southgate. If not, I’ll be at WEM. see you all there.

  • Generalczakowski

    isn’t the rideau centre open at 5am? and not 6am? anyone 100% sure?

  • i would be worried about getting mugged walking back to my car :S i hate to be the downer, but thats the dark reality we are in.

  • Heep74

    Wow.. I bet you ask your wife if its ok to buy a coffee of if it’s ok to wear that shirt in the morning.

  • guest

    same here

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  • Vazandrew

    I had a feeling. I am with Virgin so they don’t really have their own store, may have to pop into a futureshop or wait until Saturday to try Best Buy. Ideally I’d like to get it Friday because of all this talk of low stock

  • DaveMcG

    Cool, I’m buying unlocked so upgrade be damned! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hoping we can be inside too, easier to keep orderly line hehe.

  • Dan C

    Went last year. It was only me and 2 people waiting at the rogers plus store. Suggest you goto the rogers plus store.

  • Hazinder

    I know all of us are excited about this new iPhone 4 launch on July 30th…..but what about the antenna issues…..I am holding my purchase until they fix this issue or I am missing something and it is already taken care of.

  • hyde

    did you ask your wife if you can post this or not??

  • Scissors251983

    ill be at Rideau at 5 am

  • Sjf

    you’re absolutely retarded for going that early, trust me

  • Roby145

    So does this mean that you can order the phone on the website on contract? Whatdo you think would be the approximate arrival date?

  • D4Yv3

    They say line ups “this weekend”.
    This would indicate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This means Apple predicts iphone stock to not be gone after day 1, and to at least be available up until the end of the weekend. Hopefully this means Apple has finally met supply with demand.

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  • Ddisoul

    To summarize, if you want your iPhone 4 IMMEDIATELY, do either method 2 or method 3 above
    does this mean i can go to rogers and order mine for friday pick up??? or go to apple store today july 28 to reserve for friday pick up ???

  • football fan

    If i like in a small city with about 50,000 people what time would be good to go and get the iphone 4? like in the mall theres 4 different places i can buy the phone with virgin mobile

  • tony

    Hi Ex,

    When you say in the third option to visit your local apple or wireless dealer today, what do you mean? What will that accomplish?

    Thank you.

  • football fan

    live**

  • Ex

    No.

  • Guillaaaume88

    So you can purchase an iPhone 4 for 199 $ or 299 $ on contract at the Apple Store ?

  • Ex

    Does the post anything about pre orders or reservations? No.

  • HUEHUE

    I hope they actually mean it and not another “OOPS SORRIES”

  • Harzinder

    What about the signal issue….is it still there…I mean do we have to buy the rubber case to protect the signal or the issue has been solved by apple.

  • slicecom

    Wishful thinking.

  • rvs007

    I think he means Friday… go to your local Apple store or wireless dealer ON FRIDAY.

  • Ex

    That was a typo. It's been corrected.

  • Ex

    Yes

  • Raven

    What about online ordering….what time

  • owais

    I spoke to an apple csr earlier today and inquired about the stock availability for the Canada Launch and he said that there should be enough stock bu you shuld expect lineups. He said in US they sold 3 million phones in 3 days. Since Canada's population is roughly 1/10th therefore i think we should have atleast 300000 phones in our quota for this launch. He also said that in the 2nd and 3rd week people were able to leave the store with an iphone 4 in hand within 1 hour for the US launch therefore the trend should be similar in Canada since there are 4 major carriers selling them along with 2 nationwide electric storesas well as the Apple store.

    I think we will be ok for the stock this time around — but there will definately be long lineups. We can sleep well tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

    We should also expect the Rogers (and other carriers) and Apple websites to crash due to heavy orders during the first weekend.

    Goodluck!

  • No need for snark. You have since revised the post to make clearer, the original posting gave instructions about going to the store today.

  • Toby

    Hey, ex, if people order the iPhone 4 online will there still be iPhones for those of us who line up and what time will bell and Rogers stores open thanks:)

  • Zamrod

    I'm still not sure if Apple Stores will be able to sell unlocked phones to people who are already on Rogers and are doing an upgrade. Does it have to be locked to Rogers as soon as they add it to my account? Can they even do hardware upgrades for Rogers? Or is it my best bet to go to a Rogers store instead of the Apple Store?

  • xxl

    YOU CAN GO TO THE APPLE STORE ,ROGERS, BELL, FIDO, TELUS OR VIRGIN AND BUY THE PHONE ON CONTRACT.

  • Ex

    Yes, which was a typo and I apologize for that. However, the posting never implied ordering or reservations.

    We need to keep the comments under control, as one misinformed comment (or post for that matter) can cause a lot of confusion for other readers.

  • Ddisoul

    ive been calling around to ask about stocks and nobody confirms there gonna have some on friday morning and some dealers dont do HUP just new activation or if u do an HUP u have to buy a data plan so it means every rogers store will have its on rule depending if its a franchise or not…

  • Ddisoul

    and if i go to an apple store to HUP do i have to bring my iphone 3g??? because if yes ill have to restore since its jailbroken…no????

  • TMan

    So we can order at midnight Thursday Night/Friday Morning at Apple Online?? When can we expect delivery of the iPhone 4?? Since i live in NS and the nearest Apple Store is 14 hours away ๐Ÿ™

  • websnap

    Ideally, going to (rogers, tells, bell, best buy, futureshop, ect.) and getting one there.

  • iphonedmilanista

    Would I be able to call fido or order an iPhone on contract on the fido website ? I don't mind waiting the weekend and especially line ups

  • Anthony Totarella

    If you buy an unlocked iPhone 4 for like 700/800$ then all you have to do is go to a Rogers store and pick up a micro sim card and have Rogers activate that micro sim by phone. Or you can take the sim card you're using with Rogers right now and cut it down to micro sim size.

  • Ex

    Yep. Lots of instore stock at Apple Stores.

    For the carriers, each store will open at a different time with varying inventory.

  • fidoiphoneguy

    anyone going to YORKDALE? I was going to go to Eaton Centre, but thought maybe Yorkdale would be better?

  • Roby145

    I am planning to stand in line for rogers at 6 am till 10 am when the store opens. If it turns out that they are out of stock of the phone by the time it comes to me, can I just go an apple store, say fairview afterwards like around 12pm and just get the phone there? Would there still be huge line ups? Do you think Rogers will have enough stock for me if I come around 6 in the morning and wait 4 hours?

  • Ex

    The methods above are listed for you.

  • xxl

    What's wrong with you people ? what can't you understand about July 30th launch , or even the process to purchase the phone. It's pretty cut and dry folks. Buy unlocked outright at apple store or online only or go to the other 5 carriers for contract purchases.

  • Ex

    Nope

  • Ex

    Or just let Apple take care of the microsim transfer for you.

  • inottawa

    Anyone in Ottawa planning on lining up at the Apple Store? I don't want to renew my 3 year so I'm going to buy the unlocked version @ the Apple Store.

  • Ex

    Thank you.

  • Anthony Totarella

    What's really funny is that I registered my interest on the Telus Mobility site when they started that and I never have received an email from Telus about the iPhone 4, not even confirming the release date or where to get it.

  • Apple will sell unlocked phones to anyone. You aren't doing an upgrade–an unlocked iPhone 4 has nothing to do with any carrier, so you can buy it any amount of time into your contract–of course, you have to pay full price for it. With rogers/apple, you'd get a microSIM card and activate it, then put it in your iPhone. The microSIM would then be tied to your rogers account/contract (if you're still on contract). The unlocked iPhone 4 is always going to be unlocked.

  • Adrian

    to Roby145

    you have it the other way around. Go to the apple store for 6 or whatever, wait until it opens at 7. If they have no stock for you, then go wait in the rogers line until they open at 10.

  • Steve

    ok so I work in Burnaby at 9am on friday. What time would I have to get to the Apple Store in Pacific Centre to make sure I get in and out with a phone and be able to make it back to Burnaby by 9am? I'm thinking I'd have to be one of the first few in line because I don't see the line moving quickly at 7am

  • The online store uses a completely different supply than the stores, they set them aside beforehand according to how many purchases they expect for each point of sale. The carriers haven't announced hours yet, I guess you should call your preferred store to check once they put out information.

  • Ddisoul

    so no need to bring the phone with me and apple will HUP me for rogers ???

  • Ex

    Probably Thursday at around 6pm.

  • Ex

    Correct.

  • Officerjmac

    Do they do HUG at the Apple store for rogers/Fido Users?

  • I live in a similarly sized town, and my stores (unless they announce special opening times) all open at about 10 AM. If that is their time, I'd line up around 5-6 AM, but there would probably already be people in line by then.

  • I'll be lining up in Ottawa at Rideau 6:00 am with a Timmies in hand

  • Mmhmm

    Brandon MB here, and i’m in the same boat. The mall opens at 8 and i just got off the phone with the Rogers employee working there tonight and he said expect around 20-30 units. They can’t actually sell the phone until 10 am though.

  • Will chalk this one up to excitement > proofreading and call it a day.

  • Vartanarsen

    hey Ex, also i can suggest yuo make it a little bit clearer for option #2–saying that anyone in the world can do Option # 2. right now, it jsut says customers, and on top of it its says Canadians for all 3 options…..

    or leave as is if yuou think its clear enough.

  • Yup

  • Ex

    Yes

  • websnap

    For anyone in Winnipeg, I've asked a few rogers places today and they all seem to say they'll only have 10 or so total. Make of that what you will.

  • Ex

    Done.

  • kerv

    Anyone know what's happening at Futureshop/Bestbuy?

    I asked a sales guy today at BestBuy in Calgary wondering if they will be selling the iPhone4s unlocked at a non contract price. He said “No way!” all phones will be locked to their carrier. I told him I didn't believe that…. and I then asked him “So.. what you are telling me is that you are going to get X amount of iPhone 4s, and there will be some locked to Telus, some locked to Rogers, some locked to Bell, some on Fido, some on Virgin… etc?”

    He said “Yes.”

    I can't seem to imagine why bestbuy would get them like that? Anyone else believe this?

    I just want to walk in there and see if I can get one unlocked at a non contract price and get my rogers mini sim card and walk away.

    Any comments?

  • Subadu1

    OK. I just returned from the Apple store at Fairview Mall, Pointe Claire/Montreal, Quebec. And I got 2 different bits of info regarding the unlocked iphones vs contract iphones.
    1. One of the salesgirls swore for sure that it would be possible to sign a contract with one of the carriers, and get a subsidized iphone 4, but that the phone would not be locked to the carrier. As long as you sign a 3 year contract with them you will get the subsidized price for the phone, but that you could then use the phone with a different simm eg ATT or europe, if you wanted to .
    2. The other person/salespperson swore that the subsidized contract phone would definitely be locked to the carrier, and therefore would not accept a simm from any other carrier or country.
    WHICH ONE is correct????? The first case scenario makes most sense, and you'd think that the carriers would be satisfied just to have a 3 year contract, but then would allow one to use the phone as you wanted to. However, this is not the way ATT works in the states, and that surely sucks. and is stupid.

  • Vazandrew

    There is a walmart and The Source close to my work. I was thinking about leaving early and trying those 2 places. I asked both places, they said they are getting the iphone but don't know when. There is no Apple store close to where I live (Oakville) and the Bestbuy is out of my way. I could wait until the weekend but that could be taking a chance. I need a new phone asap

  • Ex

    I'd rather leave it as Canadians since Canada is the win.

  • Mtlscream

    7am…. I guess not much sleep on thursday night…. now i just need to figure at what time i should be standing in line at the Ste-Catherine Store… I'll make sure my iphone and ipad are fully charge LOL Will be a long wait ๐Ÿ™‚

    Since poeple who did buy a bumper in the Us got refund for it… Will we be able to get our bumper too ? or we will have to see with the iPhone App (release last week) ?
    Will they give also a micro-sim card for all the unlock phone ? I'm with fido and dont feel like going to fido after…. so would be so much easier to have the sim rigth away and would just call them to make the switch Or cut my sim… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • If you plan on going to the Apple Store Rideau at 6AM when it is opening at 7, I wouldn't bet that you'd get a phone.

  • If you mean HUP, yes–if you're eligible per your carrier's policies/promotions.

  • Ex

    The second one. Which is also the logical conclusion.

  • Scott

    who cares…. no one even knows if they can upgrade yet

  • Szarky

    What a pain in the ass. No one has posted their data/voice plans with 2 days to go. Everyone's playing the waiting game. No one wants to go first.

  • I think 6AM for rogers is good, but I'd much rather suggest waiting in line at the apple store for the 7AM launch, then if you fail, going to rogers for the 10AM. That's what I'm doing.

  • Steve

    ouch haha

  • Probably will be better. I'm between yorkdale, fairview, and local carrier stores (I live about 45 minutes north of these malls).

  • Anthony Totarella

    I think they'll stay the same. Why should they change, the iPhone 4 is using the same type of data as the 3G and 3GS.

  • Salar

    If i want to go with fido does anyone know if I can get the phone from apple store or fido store on friday?

  • Stacyluv

    Can I use fido dollars to get an unlock iphone 4 (with the data plan contract) in the apple store?

  • Mtlscream

    Any idea at what time… i should arrive at the Ste-Catherine store ??? Anyone who's going to be in line ? let''s party while waiting….

  • Yeah, the rogers resellers screw you whenever they get the chance. Best chances are at an official rogers plus store (NOT one of the ones that used to be rogers video, one of the rogers wireless only ones). Rare in smaller towns, but there are some.

  • Ex

    Either.

  • F.D.

    I'll probably pull an all-nighter and show up at Apple in Carrefour Laval around 4am, iPad fully charged of course ๐Ÿ™‚ And I'm pretty sure that every iPhone 4 comes with a micro-sim and will be activated in-store.

    I'd like to know about the bumpers too and if it'll be mandatory to pay upfront or will we be billed on our next statement…

  • Ex

    No

  • Perhaps my eye sight is going in my old age, but where does it say on Apple's site that they will doing HUP's in Apple stores? I really don't want to wait in line to find out I need to buy outright or goto a Rogers store.

  • Adrian

    to stacyluv:

    no that would be like going into home depot and asking to use Cdn Tire money to purchase some lumber.

  • They are. It is simply how it works at the apple store.

  • Jamie

    What time do people plan on going to wait outside a mall/store?

  • Ex

    They don't list it.
    Call your local Apple, ask to speak with an iPhone specialist.

  • I know I'm not touching my plan that I got with my 3G, as I already have the 6GB/$30 plan (Rogers). Just doing my HUP and going home!

  • Zamrod

    I still have a year left in my contract. I qualify for an upgrade because it's been 2 years since I got my 3G. I'd like to get the iPhone 4 and put it on my account. Then give my 3G to my girlfriend. So, if I've got this correctly, I should be able to either go to the Rogers store or Apple store and they should be able to put the iPhone 4 on my account and remove the 3G. I can pay the upgrade price at either Rogers or Apple, but only Apple will sell me an unlocked phone. Both of them can transfer all my data to a microsim and have it activated when I leave the store.

    Then I should be able to give my 3G to my girlfriend and she can activate it on her account (with Rogers) any time.

    That all correct?

  • Alright.
    (Closes eyes and prepares to lineup on Friday).

  • Best buy will not have unlocked ones, as stated previously. They will get a set number of iPhone 4s. Per carrier, you can either do an HUP and sign a new 3-year contract, or pay full price and get it contract-free but locked. The locking process is done when they sell you the phone and you tell them your carrier, not before they receive them.

  • Zamrod

    10, eh? Well, that's not TOO bad I suppose. I didn't buy my 3G in Winnipeg, so I'm not entirely sure if there is a lot of interest in a “smaller” city like Winnipeg.

  • That sounds about right.

  • Ddisoul

    another question about HUP in apple store…do they put the price of the iphone on the bill or will i have to pay rigth away????

  • adamsimms

    Will probably start lining up around 5 or 5:30? See you there?

  • Ditto on Rogers.

  • Ex

    Yes, but if you want an unlocked phone, it will cost $600+. the upgrade iPhone will be less, but locked.

  • Tyler

    Far as I know only the Apple store is selling unlocked iPhones.

  • See you guys at Yorkdale.

  • Apple stores, depending on which one, anywhere from thursday night to very early friday. At the Eaton Centre for example, I'd say about Thursday at 8PM. Carrier stores, let's say opening at 10AM, I'd line up at 5AM.

  • asdmd

    As for right now as I am getting another phone Virgin seems to have the best plan;
    $50/mo.student combo plan

    * UNLIMITED Nationwide Talk and Text to 10 buddies
    * 500 MB Data
    * UNLIMITED Evenings and Weekends.
    * 200 Anytime Minutes.

    I called Bell they said they would match this plan as they have something similar. Rogers and Fido say we offer only the plans we have now, but maybe on Friday we will have something new, why why do they jerk us around. Ex do you have any insight as to some new Rogers plans that might be coming out, bc otherwise im hitting up Bell.

  • I hope you mean PM the night before.

  • Szarky

    Does anyone think they'll do some sort of promotional pricing/package? Have they done that for the 3G or 3GS release (upon launch, changed the voice/data package)? I'm just wondering if I should start researching now who has the best deal or wait until Friday.

  • Salaman

    I will be at Fairview's Apple Store, but I'm not sure at what time to actually get there. 3AM? 4AM? 5AM?

  • Do you have a lot experience waiting in lines at Apple Stores? What time should I be there?

  • DaveMcG

    Any other Edmontonians planning on lining up at Southgate Apple store? I'm thinking of going between 3-4am. Any line buddies out there?

  • Ex

    At this time, the carriers are not releasing new voice plans.

  • asdmd

    Then why not just go to apple store and do so? Or is there not one close to you? I guess online order for you, if they say they don't have I don't think they will but you can always confirm by going in, talking to a manager about it.

  • Cfewing1

    rogers in polo said that they didnt have any yet, i laughed and walked away.

  • adamsimms

    Seriously, do you think people will be camping out?

  • YaletownRealtor

    Same on Fido

  • kerv

    Yep, that's what I'll have to do.

    Hopefully shipping is quick for the initial batch of orders! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kerv

    Makes sense, thanks for the info

  • C R Erskine

    Anyone heading to west Edmonton mall?
    I'll be there at ___!

  • 6GB/$30 data plan, as rumoured in previous posts on this site, is likely both at rogers/fido and at bell. Combo packages aren't as likely to get any different pricing friday than before.

  • Stacyluv

    Thursday……5:30pm?

  • zeus268

    Yup. I start work at 9 so I'm hoping to get one before then. Do you know what time the mall is open to let us in? The only problem is that I still don't know if I'm eligible for an upgrade… ๐Ÿ™

  • asdmd

    Thats what I plan on doing, seeing the line up on thurs night here at the Eaton Centre, if it is reasonable come back early 4-5am. If there already is a huge line up, hit up my secret Rogers store early still but hopefully get a phone. Hey Ex, don't you think down the road the Dev team will figure out a way to unlock the phone anyways?

  • JustHere

    My question is if i still 5 months in my contract can I buy the iphone 4 at reduced price at the apple store?

  • I haven't waited there personally and couldn't say for sure, but I know friends who've been there a couple of hours before opening and not gotten their iPhone before. The general consensus in the comments and forums, for a store like Rideau Centre…I'd say about 10PM the previous night to be guaranteed one, Midnight should still be safe. Again, as this is the first iPhone launch at Rideau, nobody could say for sure, and the iPad launch was more limited in terms of stock I'd think. Go as early as you can and hope for the best. If you can't get one there, assuming you don't need an unlocked one, go to one of the carrier stores in the mall as they should be relatively empty and opening around 10AM.

  • asdmd

    You can camp out at Eaton centre though, don't know which door opens at yorkdale first, what to do?

  • Stacyluv

    will there be $30 6gb data plan! ?

  • If you have a 3-year contract and there's 5 months left, then you're past the 2-year point and can upgrade, not to mention the planned deal some carriers have allowing people who got their phones before june 7th this year to upgrade.

  • asdmd

    Hey Ex, will you be able to order contract phones from Apple online or will they only be unlocked versions?

  • 8yr telus customer….

    I did the same for Telus. Maybe they only bothered to contact people who were not already customers??

    Or they didn't contact anybody at all……

  • iphonedmilanista

    What about fido online or by phone ?

  • Jarndt08

    I'm heading to Southgate between 4 & 5 AM!

  • Jamie

    I spoke with Yorkdale mall security. They don't open the doors to the mall until 5:30am. So I guess I'll be waiting outside the entrance to the mall close to the Apple store.

  • I don't know about quite THAT early actually, but 5/5:30 AM is WAY too late. As late as 10PM will hopefully still mean you get a phone, as late as midnight it's not so much of a guarantee anymore.

  • At every apple store, definitely. Smaller carrier stores, almost all of them, but not as early as they open later.

  • I'll show up at 6 and take my chances. I need an unlocked one, double rainbow all the way.

  • Paul

    What time should I line up at Market Mall in Calgary? They didn't even sell out of iPads during the first day, so everyone in line got one if they wanted one.

  • zeus268

    Is there anyone who can confirm for sure if a Rogers upgrade is possible? I bought my 3GS last September on a 3 year contract. Am I wasting my time going to the Apple store to upgrade on Friday???

  • Alex

    You guys are right, mall opens at 5am! The lady I spoke to that told me 6am was wrong. But what entrance??? On Nicholas street or on Rideau street?

  • asdmd

    How is the Virgin network, does anyone know? The plan is pretty good one for students.

  • adamsimms

    Doubt it. Have fun!

  • 4-5 AM is DEFINITELY too late for the eaton centre apple store. I'd suggest try 6PM (probably too early), come back at 10, then (if it isn't huge, although I think it would be by then) come back at midnight. Otherwise, I agree, go to the rogers store ****** as with an apple store ******* few will go there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Stacyluv

    Where should I line up to get my iphone 4 apple store or fido? any suggestion (getting my iphone 4 with fido dollars + contract)

    Fido will be open at? (Place Alexis Nihon)

  • Megavidiot

    lol! The wife put the hammer down this morning, no iPhone for me for a while…..

    I guess I'll wait for the white ones!

  • zeus268

    If I can confirm FOR SURE that I am eligible for an upgrade I will see you there!

  • Ex

    Yea, but this is an official unlock!

  • Nav

    Good question ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm trying to figure this out too.

  • Colem

    Ex, an apple rep, who might know nothing. Said that the online will ship in 3 weeks like the rest of the world at launch. What are the odds?

  • asdmd

    I just checked apple website still no change. At least update it there, how long does that takes Steve?????

  • meowmix

    i live in winnipeg, and i was wondering if anyone knew about what time i should go line up at the apple store ( as i am looking to purchase the iphone 4 unlocked)

  • Ex

    Either.

  • Scoogs

    Not sure if someone said this already.. But I phoned Rogers and the guy I talked to said he heard a rumor that Rogers is bringing back the $30 6GB data plan for the iPhone 4.

    I don't understand. You work at Rogers. Shouldn't you know? Either way, look out for it.

  • Number_fifty

    Im gonna go there the night before. That place is always a nut house. Its the only one anyone knows about

  • Ex

    Same as Bell.
    Decent, I guess.

  • Rogers might not have told everybody yet…more likely, they've been told to keep it quiet, but can refer to the rumour as everybody has heard it. They should definitely have that promotion running.

  • Ex

    Well. Let's say you order it on Friday online. You would probably get it within 10 days. However, just like the US, after the weekend, it will probably push into late August.

  • Guest of the day

    Hey Ex,
    I need some iP4 advice!
    I can only get to the Vancouver Pacific Centre Apple store at around 5:30am on Friday…
    I am worried about not being able to get a phone from lining up; am I able to order an unlocked phone online before I go, and if I DO get a phone at the Apple store, could I just cancel the online order? Are there any penalties or fees or what not?
    Thanks!

  • I find it funny that the July 30th date itself isn't even on the main page or even the iPhone page, nor has the 'notify me' link been changed to an information page about store hours/line-ups.

  • Ex

    What does that tell you about all these “I have a brother/friend/cousin who works at carrier X and said this and that”.

    Useless.

  • Ex

    Go in store. It'll be faster and you'll get a phone.

  • Yikes, they still had iPads? In that case, I'd say 4AM-ish.

  • Jarndt08

    Sounds good, hopefully I can make a few fairweather friends in the line as I'm going by myself to stand in line and I'm worried about have to pee hahaha

  • From rogers/fido and bell, almost certainly.

  • 8yr telus customer….

    Me too. I gotta say I really want one, but camping out at a store is just not happening. Even the idea of being there at 5:00am which may or may not be realistic is a little much for me. Did i mention i am not a morning person??

  • Again, as posted on this site a few days ago, there are leaked internal documents from Rogers that are very likely to be credible and accurate saying ANYONE who got their current phone before June 7th will be allowed to upgrade. However, this has not been confirmed officially, and it is not known whether this would be at the $199/299 prices or more like $299/399. Wait until later today or sometime tomorrow for official info. If you are eligible, the Apple Store will do it for you.

  • That's exactly the thing to do. 5:30 AM sounds right, so find the nearest door and make sure you're wearing running shoes! Not that security would be too happy about it, mind you…

  • Guest of the day

    So, arriving at 5:30am is 'safe' enough to guarantee a phone? What time would you say is the latest one can arrive if they wanted the iP4?
    Also, in terms of quantity, do you think there are more 16 or 32 GB iP4s?

  • Jarndt08

    having* to pee

  • Jarndt08

    having* to pee

  • I'm also in Winnipeg, was thinking around 5 or 6 and don't have anyone to go with. Want to be line buddies?

  • I'm also in Winnipeg, was thinking around 5 or 6 and don't have anyone to go with. Want to be line buddies?

  • JSCW

    Do you think if I get to pacific centre by 5am…i will be able to leave with an iPhone by 10am? Gotta go to work….

  • manateeyuit

    I just spoke with Market Mall security. They say they won't open mall doors until 6 or 6:30 AM except for employees. My brother works at the Apple Store and says they are expecting to have a lot in stock and they probably won't sell out until Saturday.

  • Ex

    Latest would be about 6am

  • I will probably be at Market Mall Apple store at 3:30 or 4, but I will check the line up at 11 30ish

  • Zamrod

    I'm just wondering if it's even worth lining up at Polo Park…I mean, the outside doors are going to open and then it's basically going to become a race to the Apple Store.

  • Ddisoul

    will apple HUP for rogers put the iphone on my rogers bill for the next month paiement or will i have to pay in store????

  • CMacM

    Anyone know at what time The Rideau Center in Ottawa will let you in?

  • Guest of the day

    Related to JSCW's inquiry:
    How long would the whole thing take? What time would I be able to leave?
    Thanks for being so helpful Ex!

  • It seems like everyone is forgetting one place to get an iPhone 4, what about Best Buy? lol i was planing to go there to get my iPhone 4. Any info on if they will open early? Cause since my local store opens at 10 and i have school till 12 i was figuring that there would be a better chance of me acquiring one.

  • Jarndt08

    I wouldn't say your chances are good as they are saying that all stores (other than Apple stores of course) will only have 10-20 units each.

  • marxster

    So I was toying around with the idea of getting an unlocked iphone 4 but I'm starting to think otherwise. I'm with Fido, I'm in my second year, so I'll probably eligible for the $199 upgrade plus I have $108 in fido dollars saved up. If I can apply the Fido Dollars, I'd be getting the phone for $91 and getting locked in for a fresh 3 years.

    Does anyone know if Fido Dollars can be applied?

    I know that being able to get out of my contract next year is appealing, but at what cost? I would have to pay more now only for the privilege of being free to do what I want. I'm not unhappy with Fido so I wouldn't necessarily be looking to make changes after the three years are up so I would be paying the same amount per month regardless of whether I'm locked in or not.

    Being able to use my phone with sim cards internationally isn't that important to me to go pay a lot more money to be free at the end of 3 years.

    Thoughts?

  • 8yr telus customer….

    I just called Market Mall and the doors don't open until 6:00am, so i guess people must just line up outside.

  • zeus268

    Ditto. Pee breaks CANNOT be ignored! lol

  • asdmd

    Or even those tiny little mall kiosks, they've got to get a few. Those might be a good place to hit up too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That sucks. Eh, ill prob be able to get it at the iPhone store by the weekend as long as there isnt alot of vancouverites wanting iphones ๐Ÿ˜› thanks anyways.

  • Do you think 1-2am is early enough to get in line? Will that guarantee me one?

  • Jarndt08

    sssssshhhhhhhh!

  • Cfewing1

    lol yeah, im not sure how its going to all go down once the doors open, are they going to give ppl line position cards outside the front doors and transfer them to the inside?

  • Jarndt08

    Although you gotta wonder if fairweather friends in line for a device of this magnitude can be trusted…. hmmmm lol

  • HalfOfTheGlass

    I'm an iphone avid lover and Apple fan boy inside out, but I can't stand all gouging and pretentious behaviours. “There will be line-ups”, like Apple is doing us a favour or giving the phone for free. I will NOT be lining up for the phone, this is not Oxygen, I lived without an iphone, I have one, and I can live without one. heck I'm thinking , while the iphone is a jewel, may be it is time to look somewhere else all because of the snobbism and hypocrisy from Apple. They are acting up like some divine being, showering his mercy on the people of earth. A little humility will go a long way of getting more fans and more customers.

  • Fez

    Hi Ex,

    You told me the other day that iphones SHOULD last in apples stores till the end of weekend. What is this that I hear now about iphones getting SOLD OUT BY 6AM FRIDAY !!????
    (do i need to get there at friday 5am or something to guarantee an iphone 4??)

  • Susie Q

    Please tell me why anyone should buy the phone unsubsidized/outright, instead of having a plan they will need anyway; especially when the plans will likely be so similar anyway?

    I'm really watching my money right now (lost my job) but require a phone ASAP.

    Anyone know when the white iphone will be released?

    Thanks all!! Appreciate responses.

  • Kat

    I'm also in for waiting in line! It will be worth it, it's your best bet at getting the phone (as the Apple store has the most stock).

    I know the Apple store in Polo is sort of in the middle of the mall. Which doors do you think will get you the closest? The one by the hair place/florist? Or the one by Sport Chek?

  • Cristian

    Ahh good to know. I’m gonna be at Fairview Pointe-Claire too :). I figured I’d line up at the doors nearest to the Rogers store (beside Old Navy), probably at around 3 or 4 am. Where and when are you planning to line up?

  • Cristian

    HellMax, you don’t think Pointe-Claire will be as crowded? I certainly hope so, I wanna line up over there =D

  • Jarndt08

    Not until near the end of this year. November/December.

  • Jimeezy

    It looks like you can order the iPhone 4 on Apple.ca right now! (takes 3 weeks to ship though. lol)

  • Tarek

    I am a Vancouverite looking for an iphone 4. Wonder how many of us are out there…..*echo*

  • AH

    Does anybody know for sure that apple store will be selling rogers locked iphone 4?

  • Guest001

    What time is suggested to arrive at square one? Or should I goto another apple store?
    I am relying on GoTransit to come from hamilton…..

  • Because some people are already on an iPhone contract and cant upgrade. So you have to pay full price.

  • shamanfox

    How long does it usually take for the whole transaction at an apple store? Say you already know what you want in terms of plan and everything is going well.

    Also, I never went to an apple store, but can we expect them to be fully staffed? and I am pushing a bit but the store seems small so how many employee can be there at the time.

    I know these might be unanswered questions, but I am giving a shot.

    Thanks!

  • Roberto Felgueiras

    I'm going around 5ish. If it's packed, there is a rogers and fido in the mall and a rogers, best buy and future shop across the street if the line is too ridiculous. One way or another, I'm getting one that morning.

  • FireWarden

    Yea its difficult to say. They must have some kind of system. Racing seems to somewhat uncivilized…think about it…first youre standing in line making friends with these people for hours and then racing them? lol

  • Shawn

    I spoke to someone at the Apple store at WEM yesterday, and was told that if you're buying it as an upgrade, it goes onto your bill exactly as it would through Rogers. The only way you pay on the spot for an upgrade is if you're buying the phone outright – contract free.

  • meowmix

    I dont think it'll work that way lol. i used to work at polo the security there sucks.
    it'll be a mad dash to the apple store once the doors open

  • asdmd

    How are you getting that link up, I just went and nothing on the apple.ca site has changed? You sure you not on apple.com?

  • Wei

    How about from BestBuy or FutureShop. As an authorized Apple reseller, their wireless section would carry iphone 4 as well. Will they sell it ulocked without contract?

  • asdmd

    Im pretty sure you'll get a phone, lining up that early. If the line is already big, go back home to sleep ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Im going to west ed one i think. The mall is open 24 hours at west ed so you can wait in line as soon as you get there

  • Ex

    Probably not if you're buying on contract. Device only, yes.

  • asdmd

    You can use fido $ so in your case it seems like a good way to go!

  • Ex

    Depends if you're doing contract or device only.

  • Johnny

    You have to be kidding me, I want the iPhone 4 as bad as the next, but you people are actually planning on lining up the NIGHT before!?!? Like do you have no lives?? It's a fricken phone, you'll have it 24 hours and it will be about as cool as the 3GS that you probably have thrown on the couch beside you right now. I wanted to go to the store when it opened, that was my original plan, but now to see so many people camping out the night before, I have much better things to do with my time. I'll order it online and just wait for it and at least know I'll for sure get it, and get to sleep in in the process.

  • Fez

    Hi Ex,
    Hi Tnemat,

    Please tell me. To almost guarantee getting an ip4, do I need to go to an apple store (yorkdale) around 5am on friday?
    Or can I just go saturday or even sunday and still get them (since the stock is supposed to last the whole weekend)?

    Thanks very much.
    (need to know if I should really risk my sleep before work on friday morning).

  • Cashinstinct

    If you are in Quebec and sign a 3 year plan without hardware subsidy, the maximum penalty as of June 30 to cancel contract is $50.

    Therefore, the contract you sign for their promo pricing is not that binding.

    Having an unlocked phone is useful for people travelling, not having to pay roaming fees…

    I don't plan to buy unlocked, but it's not a bad idea!

  • Ex

    Misinformation.

  • meowmix

    who knows
    is there really going to be that big of a line ?
    i mean the only reason someone would go to the apple store is to get it unlocked right? if i wanted to get one on a contact i'd just go to the rogers store across the street from my house.. i could just..watch the line from my window lol

  • Ex

    Expect the contract systems to be down for a few hours.

  • Ex

    Saturday and Sunday will be fine.

  • Gotta respect the line. I won't cut anyone in front of me, anyone cutting me better hope they are selling iPhones in the HSC lobby.

  • Im thinking maybe 11pm or 12am now. If thats not early enough, then its not worth it.

  • Cfewing1

    very true, although the supply at the Rogers outlets are extremely limited..but you are fortunate in that case, get there before the reps friends ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Luongo

    me too. going to Pacific centre to line up at 1 am

  • Yorkdale's doors are supposed to open at 5:30 AM, so I'd say if you get there anywhere between 5 and 5:30, you should be safe as Apple will have lots of stock (relative to other stores, at least…). However, I strongly doubt they'll have them on saturday/sunday.

  • Luongo

    with this 12 year contract i signed with the canucks, i dont mind another 3 years with rogers. thats nothing

  • Redbean555

    is anyone going to line up at Fairview Mall? what time the mall will open…. and at What door?

  • Really? I mean, I sure hope so, and this won't be as bad as the iPad, but I wouldn't bet my phone on it. Then again, I'm a little crazy about getting it the first day ๐Ÿ™‚ We'll see.

  • Guest of the day

    how long would the device-only process take?

  • Ex

    Less than 3 minutes.

  • JonnyDub

    I don't think so. My understanding is that only the Apple Store (retail and online) will have unlocked iPhones. if you get it from anywhere else, it'll be locked. Anyone else know?

  • Ex

    Correct

  • JonnyDub

    Yup, Apple Stores will be selling unlocked iPhones AND locked iPhones through all carriers (Rogers, Telus, Bell, Fido, and Virgin).

  • JSCW

    Seriously??? Ya..planning to do an upgrade on my existing Fido contract…you expect that their activation systems will go down again like last time?

  • kobe

    i am going to the apple store at pacific mall in vancouver and was thinking to get there by 1 am. i need help guy its my 1st time getting an iphone especially on launch day. wat do u guys think 1 am is good or its too early?
    help me out please
    thanks

  • Guest001

    Yea I thinking camping out overnight for a phone is a little crazy….. i'll get some sleep and be at square one for 6am… i've got nowhere to be friday so i dont mind a long line as long as I go home with a phone.

  • Ex

    Guaranteed to go down

  • Asking what time will “guarantee” you a phone is pointless – nobody (except people working higher up in the stores) know exactly how many phones each store will have. Also, nobody can predict the demand and how many people line up at any particular store. When the 3G came out in Canada, all over the news they were saying that it was “SOLD OUT!” that no store had any more iphone 3g's…After work, I went out to the local mall in Burnaby (BC) and got a 3g…black…that was at 5:30pm. I plan on trying to get an iphone4 in the morning of the 30th…if I don't I will try again in the evening (even if the news says they are sold out) and if I dont get one I will WAIT…*laughs* like most people will have to…I am just as excited about this phone as everyone else, but I personally see pulling an “all nighter” to get the phone is stupid…silly and probably bad for my health ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Andrew Raeymaekers

    Heya. The Rogers plus store in the Rogers Centre in Toronto said to me that they will have 8 iP4's on Friday, so if i really want one i need to start lining up really early as they said there will be a huge line.

    The store opens at 9 AM. I was thinking about lining up at 4 am. Do you think this is earl enough?

  • Jarndt08

    I find it interesting that I signed up for notifications via e-mail through Telus, Rogers, Bell and Apple and the only information I have gotten about this launch is through this website. One would think that Apple would have sent out an e-mail to those of us who signed up regarding opening times. Did anyone else receive anything?

  • Fez

    Thanks u guys. I will try my best to make it friday 5am.

    I really hope one of you can answer these 2 qs.

    My plan is to buy 2 iphones and ship it to my friends overseas. I don't have an apple/itunes id or anything.

    1) How can I get the bumper case with the iphones?
    2) The date is so close and the exact pricing for unlocked phones have not been released !??

  • Calliope

    I was a little surprised that the Apple Store in Oakridge Mall had the sign outside saying it'd be open at 7 AM. Seems really early for a mall opening but ah well. Wonder if I can get in before work…

  • AH

    Thank you!

    this leads to another question I have: does apple lock iphone 4s to a specific carrier BEFORE they ship them to a apple store? or they can lock them in apple store on launch day?

  • Ryan Steffens

    i am in Comox BC. there are no apple stores within 3 hours of here. does anyone know what time the Rogers stores are planning on opening????????

  • Zamrod

    The closest doors are the ones by the florist, yes. I double checked on the map.

  • Tara

    what do you mean by “contract systems down for a while”?

  • Hellcyst

    I also went in casually at the 3G launch at around ~5pm, it was busy but I still got one.

  • asdmd

    Call them to find out, best way.

  • Ex

    The carrier systems.

  • Luongo

    I bought my iphone 3g in april 2009 and specifically told my rogers REP. to block my data so i can't use it even if i tried. Can I upgrade? or will i have to buy it unlocked? I dont wanna stand in the upgrading line up for so long only to realize that I can't upgrade and have to buy it outright beacuse It's only been 1 year into my 3 yr deal, or will they say I can't upgrade without getting data plan? so confused.. even more so beacuse eligibility details havent been officially released.

  • Luongo

    no, this only means that we do have lives beacuse im leaving on vacation on friday evening. You have much better things to do with your time… sleep in. Nice, have fun. I hope you get somewhere in your life by sleeping.

  • Chobertt

    White iPhone 4: “Sometime later this year… ish”

  • Adrian

    the whole mad dash from the mall doors to the apple store seems totally uncivilized and dangerous. I have spoken to mall security at fairview mall and brought up this point. Its unreasonable to see someone wait in line from like 2 am or whatever and then get outraced to the front of the apple store by someone who arrived hours later. Also, there is a huge liability issue that the mall would be taking on by allowing this sort of behaviour. What if someone trips, gets run over, and next thing the mall is hearing from their lawyer. Apple would be insane not to hand out line cards (outside of the mall).

  • Laura

    Was wondering how long the process would be for a HUP with Rogers if i do it in the Apple store? I am planning to line up around 6-630am, but i have to be at work for 10am….is this safe? especially if i'm near the front of the line…or am i safer to go on sunday morning when i dont have to work until 330pm??

  • Zamrod

    Yeah, you should expect to walk in and sit there for a couple of hours while the guy behind the counter continually hits refresh on the Rogers activation site while getting nothing but errors.

  • Jessica

    are u going to the fairview mall in scarborough? i was going to go @ 5am…but haven't decided what door yet

  • Solomon

    It seems that online orders won't be possible on the 30th. I just called apple canada (actually the rep told me she is in Philippine), and the rep told me online orders are going to be on the 31st! This is so sad for people like me who live in a big city (Halifax) and no apple store whatsoever. Any one knows about this whether it's true or not?

  • CharlesF

    I went to a Futureshop at Quebec and they will have 2 Iphone 4 (16 and 32) from Bell, Roger and Telus. They can't confirm if they will have at 9:30AM or not. They are getting Idevice via a special carrier.

  • Hyperextension

    That is exactly why I already purchased a microSIM from Rogers and it is in my 3GS now (it is a dual SIM that you cut to micro). All I really have to do is pop the SIM in my unlocked i4 and away I go. I can see getting a phone, but waiting while the systems recover could be a few hours.

  • William

    They lock em on launch day. You want Rogers, they'll lock in onto Rogers in front of you.

  • Heep74

    I was on a trip to Pittsburgh today and got a chance to play with an Iphone 4 at the AT&T store.
    Im a Blackberry Bold user of 2 years and I can't put into words how amazing the Iphone 4 is. I've never lined up to purchase a phone, but in this case, the lineups are WORTH IT. Trust me. I'll see you all on Friday.

    On a side note, it's despicable for Rogers to post an Iphone 4 page in early June, collect emails to update people & in the end not send a SINGLE update, and finally change “Coming July 30″ from Coming Soon” 3 days before the launch..AND not even send an email update on that.

    People considering Rogers… think twice.

  • D Insider

    Rogers will announce pricing and plans for the iPhone 4 on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 10.30am MST.

  • WoodyNuts

    I'm wondering the same thing. Would Oakridge mall or PacCenter be best?

  • Dk

    Does anyone know if Apple, Rogers, Best Buy or Futreshop will be selling the iphone 4 ONLINE on Friday??

  • WoodyNuts

    Anyone know what time the online store will be accepting orders? Will it start at midnight? Also does anyone have a clue what the delivery time will be?

  • Dk

    Does anyone know if Apple, Rogers, Best Buy or Futureshop will be selling the carrier locked iphone 4 ONLINE on Friday??

  • Silver Nebula

    With the US online Apple store shipping 3 weeks out for American orders, do we think they have built up a stock specifically for the Canada online store? I don't want to think they have some, place an order and then find out it will be shipped in 3 weeks because they are as backdated in Canada as they are in the US.

  • Tara

    does anyone know when we can expect an unlock? i want to get my phone on friday, but am leaving for a 5 month exchange in australia on tuesday…. aka, can i expect an unlock anytime between friday and tuesday??? pleaseee????

  • ethan1124

    called rogers last night and they said that apple wouldnt be carrying stock for individual providers just unlocked phones. anyone have a comment on this? or know what the real answer is? i would like to go to apple to renew my contract and get and iphone 4 is this a go? or no?

  • Tyler

    How early would I have to go to best buy in Langford, Victoria on friday morning to buy one outright do you think? if anyone is familiar with the area it is fairly small city compared to most of the ones mentioned here so I can't imagine anyone camping out or anything. Maybe.

  • Tara

    also, I have gone to 2 apple stores and gotten two different answers and am wondering which one is correct:

    #1) you can buy iphone4 w/ a contract at the apple store and it will be unlocked

    #2)you can buy iphone4 w/ a contract at the apple store, but it will be locked

    thanks!

  • What did the email say?!

  • Adrian

    Tara……an iPhone purchased with a subsidy will be LOCKED. If you purchase an iphone at regular retail price, it will be unlocked. Now, if you purchased a phone from rogers in May 2010 for example, they might only give you a $50 subsidy off the price of the phone, in which case it would be better to pay full retail and get a fully unlocked phone.

  • Ex

    #2

  • Silver Nebula

    Apple Will Be… Telus will be… I assume Rogers will be… Not sure about the others.

  • Matt

    I have to agree. This is the only part of lining up early I am not looking forward to, especially because I have tendencies to mouth off to rude/ignorant people.

    Line placers BEFORE opening the mall doors seems like the best and most civilized way of doing things. I guess we'll wait and see.

  • CTrain

    Does anyone know where in Calgary u can buy and have an invisble shield installed? I was hoping to have it done friday right after I buy the phone.

  • Hyperextension

    doubt it. Dev team is waiting until 4.1 is release before they release jailbreak and unlock. Only way to get unlocked now is to buy it.

  • Matt

    The closest doors will be the ones off Fairview Mall Drive. They'll probably open those ones first considering most people will be lined up there.

  • Hyperextension

    Square One anyone?

  • invincibleparm

    So, after a long two hours with telus representatives, this is what I found out:
    1. The phones are 659/759 for their respective GBs.
    2. They might not have them in my city of victoria on the 30th. They might be delayed until the following tuesday.
    3. They will not be offering upgrade options like Rogers is, I.E. If you bought a smartphone before June 7th, 2010. The representative on the phone informed me, and so did the retention department, that they will only be offering upgrades to people with less than one year of their contract left.
    4. No pre-orders are being taken through the Telus dealers here in my town.

    It seems slightly terrible that Telus will not be offering upgrades for people. The Retention department guy told me that 'We are not Rogers and if you think they will be better and fairer, it will be 400$ to get out of your contracto to go to them” Seems crappy of them to have this attitude.

  • Tarek

    I know that Pacific Center is opening a mall door early to allow people to line up inside. I am not sure which entrance but I imagine Oakridge could be doing something similar.

  • Are Microsim cards available at the Apple Store? How can I get it going if I'm buying it unlocked off contract??

  • Happygeorge66

    Is there any likelihood that they are all sitting in a board room somewhere in Toronto discussing how to equally fuck everyone while maintaining maximum profits for themselves? Is this against the law in any way? I would have though that they would be one upping each other to get the news out there as I too have yet to receive anything from Rogers. I find it curious that all the major carriers have yet to send out at least the release date of the iPhone 4. If yes to against the law who could we write to, to get this looked at?

  • Hagow

    Yup, going to SquareOne. What time are you going?

  • leopod

    bought mine at a fido kiosk, montreal trust plaza. They didn't have anymore at fido flagship store on ste-cath. At first the guy told me they only sold it with iphone4, but i told him i already had mine. No questions asked he sold it to me. 10 dollars + tax

  • Guest001

    Square one too… probably at 6 via gobus from hamilton or i'd be there earlier….

  • jannyj

    any advice on where to go in london, ontario on friday morning? no apple store here.

  • bahhhh. so probably 5 x 16GB and 5 x 32GB. 0_0

  • Anthony

    If I were to cancel with Fido and go to Rogers, could I pay the $100 ECF with my Fido Dollars?

  • Paulo

    I would think so. My bell store is opening at 10AM and I'm going to line up at 4AM.

  • Hyperextension

    I was thinking about 3-4AM. Sounds crazy, but that is only a few hours in line. I have waited longer for concerts, etc. I might do a drive-by around 1 or 2 and judge from there. I was at Square One today and one genius was saying they expect it to be very busy as it is just not Rogers carrying the phone and the fact that we have unlocked will attract a lot of Americans to come up. I am off Friday so I am free.

  • Hyperextension

    My twitter is @Aasie and I will post some updates of the line up when I drive by and when I am standing there if anyone is interested.

  • Mike

    There will be uncivilized runners. If you don't like it, don't line up on launch day.

  • Roby145

    Ex,

    I am planning on being at my local rogers plus store at around 6 am and the store opens at 10 am. Do you think I would be guaranteed one or at least have a very high chance of getting one even though their stock will be very low like 10 or 20 units? I don't care about the space, I'd get the 16gb preferably but if not I am fine with 32.

    Also, if it turns out that I just wasted 4 hours fro nothing would I be able to lets say go to fairview mall around 12 to 1 pm and get the phone from Apple locked to Rogers? Will they still have it in stock and how do you think the lines would be? Gone or still a while?

    Lastly, I will be needing a data plan so when I get the iphone with the data plan, will it be activated right away meaning that I will be able to have 3g on my new iphone as soon as I get home?

    THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR RESPONSES. THEY ARE HIGHLY APPRECIATED!!!

  • Trey

    Alright, I've got a question. Does anyone know if there's any leniency regarding how far you are from being eligible for an upgrade with Rogers? I'm going to reach exactly the two year mark of my contract close to the end of August, but I'm admittedly really impatient and don't want to wait until then (especially considering my 3G is broken, ha).

    If it's based on how many months into your contract you are, I should be fine, but I'm worried that it might be a set in stone type of thing. Does anyone have any idea how this works?

  • Roby145

    Ex,

    I am planning on being at my local rogers plus store at around 6 am and the store opens at 10 am. Do you think I would be guaranteed one or at least have a very high chance of getting one even though their stock will be very low like 10 or 20 units? I don't care about the space, I'd get the 16gb preferably but if not I am fine with 32.

    Also, if it turns out that I just wasted 4 hours fro nothing would I be able to lets say go to fairview mall around 12 to 1 pm and get the phone from Apple locked to Rogers? Will they still have it in stock and how do you think the lines would be? Gone or still a while?

    Lastly, I will be needing a data plan so when I get the iphone with the data plan, will it be activated right away meaning that I will be able to have 3g on my new iphone as soon as I get home?

    THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR RESPONSES. THEY ARE HIGHLY APPRECIATED!!!

  • ShawnV

    I really wish Futureshop knew if they are going to be selling them on Friday. I've gone to 2 different stores and they're still not sure if they will get their shipment by Friday.

  • draz

    Hardware upgrades usually come early sometimes a month or two early. I would give the reps a call or walk into a Rogers store and ask them to check your account.

  • draz

    Apple stores in Toronto area will have alot of people but they would also have alot of stock. You might want to consider going there if you are not sure about your local Rogers store.

  • Ex

    Apple provides

  • Omar1795

    really im getting crazy i called apple and they said they dont know if it will be available for pre order from apple online store. :S:S if anyone knows anything plz reply. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Prybar

    I'm betting Best Buy…i'm gonna hardcore it and go at like 2 or 3, just to be safe…

  • Lizzie

    Hey, ex, my city does not have an apple store so I have decided to buy it from my local Rogers or bell store which store do you think I should buy it from like which one has a better deal for around 85$ and the stores are inside a mall so what time do you think they'll open I know it's slot of questions but thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ex

    Likely chance of iPhone 4.

    Midday from Apple, yes. And yes, locked to Rogers.

    Yes, plans are activated immediately.

  • Ex

    Hard to say which is better. Check their site and compare like-priced plans.

  • Boobs'n'Guns

    Lol. Sure man.

  • Lizzie

    Ok but what time will the mall and stores open?

  • Guest

    what about a local rogers or bell store?

  • Redbean555

    Thanx Matt. how about parking? i guess we have to park at the TTC and pay the parking then!

  • Whereisiphone4

    Hey Ex, it's been said a few times on here that the apple store can do activations for all carriers. Can they also take care of transferring a phone number from one carrier to another. I'm gonna switch from telus to Rogers

    Thanks in advance!

  • Asd

    I phoned my local Future Shop and they said they expect to have them in stock for Friday.

  • Rockalittle

    An iPhone without data? Why?

  • draz

    Most Rogers stores open at 10am, but some open earlier, best bet is to check the store locators on Bell and Rogers sites and see. I haven't heard of early store openings for the carriers just the normal times.

  • Justaguy

    How is he supposed to know that? The guy's informative, but there's only one Paul the Psychic Octopus.

  • Rockalittle

    I think if you get there and there are 8 people in front of you………. GO home

  • Prybar

    From what I have been reading, and from what I take from a post that EX replied to on another page, Best Buy will have more stock than the provider stores (stands to reason)

  • Rockalittle

    If you get to the front of the line and they still have some then you will get one. No one knows the best time to get there, wherever there is? If you need to be at work by 9:00am don't line up. Nobody can guarantee you will get one. If you need the phone that bad line up now. Let's read these posts people, you might find you don't have to ask these questions after all. I just read them all and alot of them are good for a laugh.

  • Holly

    Lots of people seem to be planning on going to Fairview Mall (Toronto), haven't seen many mention the Eaton Centre, has anyone attended that store before for a launch? Mall doesn't open until 10 am (according to the Eaton's Centre website), obviously it will open early…does anyone have any news on this? If the mall is not open, for lining up inside, any idea which doors to lineup at? Queen St. doors would be the closest…. Thanks.

  • ShawnV

    Where would that be?

  • Ex

    Yep!

  • draz

    Like all the other malls there will be a designated entrance where security will make sure everyone who are lining up over night will be waiting. Only that entrance will open at 7am.

  • Steven

    This will happen, I am already hearing people in my work saying they will plow down anyone in their way. If its going to be like that it may not be wise to line up.

  • 8yr telus customer….

    I was just at Best buy at Heritage meadows and they had the zagg invisible sheild for Iphone 4 there….can't remember exact price point….i think about $25.

  • Jessica

    ughh we will have to pay for parking? so we line up @ the mall doors than rush in when it opens @ 7am?

  • Livininvic

    This can't be good. When has Rogers ever gotten a launch right? Leaving everything till the last minute is a really bad sign if you get there at 5 am you'll be there till noon.

    Expect system crashes again! lol

  • 11thIndian

    I popped into my local Fido store to double check on my upgrade eligibility [no problems there], and the guy said that they'd have phones Friday, but can't guarantee how many they'll get or that they'd be there first thing; but definitely recommended getting there early.

    I went to the same store for my 3G two years ago and the lineups were light. The clusterfuck that morning was the activation meltdown! An Apple store might be your best bet for stock, but will probably also have the longest lines. I'll probably plan to show up 2 hours before the store's 10am opening.

  • Johntxh

    dude, from what i know, you can switch from fido to rogers and get full subsidize price at any time in your fido contract (not sure, maybe 1 year is the minimum, you should call to check)

  • Whiterhino14

    I'm getting repetitive stress disorder from clicking on the IPhone button in the apple store.

  • DaveMcG

    Spoke with Southgate Centre mall security. He stated that doors will be open at 6:30 so I guess we'll be lining up outside near the starbucks.

    He also figured there would be an extra guard to ensure it wasn't a stampede to the apple store, luckily it's fairly close and a straight line. ๐Ÿ˜€

    May change by Friday, but I guess I'll bring an umbrella too just in case.

  • N_Silvia06

    3-4? are you serious?! lol me too!

  • Calliope

    Yes, they will have to. They won't let people inside overnight obviously but they might let people in early in the AM through the security entrance (west side, hallway w/bathrooms). You may have to sign in. Not sure if they'll open up a big entrance though.

  • Harzinder

    What about antena issues…..do you guys have any concerns……are you getting a free rubber case from Apple???

  • N_Silvia06

    i don't know if the phone will still be available on sunday.

  • IS

    3.) For customers that want iPhone 4 locked on contracts with activations or upgrades (usually with promotional pricing), visit your local “”Apple Store”” or Canadian wireless dealer

    I can sign a contract with fido at apple store as well???

  • Guest

    Apple Stores will open at 7am, but other canadian wireless dealers like Fido Stores will open at their regular business hour…right? I'm thinking of going to Yorkdale, but I have to go to work by 9am!!!

  • Ex

    Yes

  • IS

    oh really?? so do I just go to Apple Store and and tell them that I want to renew my Fido contract for another 3 years and get iPhone4 for $199?

    I never knew that I can sign a Fido contract from Apple Store too @_@

  • Ctrain

    U donno if they install it there too do u?

  • Ex

    Yes

  • draz

    Call in 'sick' or say you will be late. And you are correct, carrier stores are just regular hours only Apple will be early. Your local carrier store could open early though, call them to find out more.

  • FG

    I am from London, and am going to Best Buy in Masonville. I'm going with three other people (my husband, my brother-in-law and a friend) and I'm thinking we are going to get there between 4-5am. One of the girls that works there said they will have them for sure. I am activating a contract with Fido, as I am currently monthly with Telus.

  • Joe+

    Ex
    Gota question for you…so since I'm planning to port my numbers to Rogers(am with Fido) do I pay the upgrade price right at the Apple/Rogers store or am I going to pay it all through my first bill?

    ps: I'm 5 months left until my contract ends with Fido…so hopefully they'd let me get the phone at the HUP price…

  • FG

    Yikes! 2am?! Do you think it's going to be really bad? I was in there today and I guess they launched that Starcraft video game and the lineup for THAT was pretty significant. Maybe I should rethink my strategy..

  • Ex

    If you're porting, the 16GB iPhone will cost $199. You will also likely be billed approximate $100 in termination fees from Fido.

  • Calgary

    Hey there guys, just wondering if rogers on 32nd ave in calgary will getting an iphone 4 in stock on friday. I have been talking to rogers, and they wont even give any info for iphone, i even asked them if i am eligible to upgrade they say,, Sorry We Cant Tell YOU Until Iphone Arrives. plz reply.
    Thanks.

  • Joe+

    I see… thanks Ex!!
    Can't wait especially this is my first iPhone ๐Ÿ˜€ and don't mind the extra $100 ECF seeing Fido stacks contract on top of existing one.

  • funk

    im shocked to read about all you guys lining up. it's friday? are you taking work off? i booked the day off myself. probably just gonna goto best buy in the morning. im not lining up any more then an hour

  • gp

    anybody for oakridge apple store vancouver for friday`s iphone launch???

  • Adrian

    There will be huge liability issues. Your friend could be sued as well as the mall if someone were hurt. That being said, thank God that I work out and am fast. I for sure won’t be getting plowed over.

  • Chiara

    yes I am.. i didn't know what would be a good time though..

  • gp

    same here man…cnt go there early my parents wnt allow….will try to make as early as possible

  • Yeah, the florist doors facing Ness, for sure.

  • meowmix

    yes please! i’m probably leaving my house at 6รขโ‚ฌยฆ i’m not so good with getting up early. 1 more day, so excited!

  • meowmix

    yes please! i’m probably leaving my house at 6รขโ‚ฌยฆ i’m not so good with getting up early. 1 more day, so excited!

  • Silverjunkie

    That’s my questions as well. I’m with Rogers and would like them to put it on my Roger’s bill. Is that possible at the Apple Store?

  • Silverjunkie

    That’s my questions as well. I’m with Rogers and would like them to put it on my Roger’s bill. Is that possible at the Apple Store?

  • Ex

    If you’re renewing, the yes. The amount is sent to the bill.

  • Ex

    If you’re renewing, the yes. The amount is sent to the bill.

  • Greg

    There are tons of carrier stores in the city.. Why bother with the Apple store? I’m thinking I will be going to the Rogers Wireless on Wellington beside Bushtukah… Is my logic flawed here?

  • I spoke with the lady answering the phones at Rideau Centre and she confirmed 100% that the mall will open at 6AM and NOT 5AM! She is aware the apple store is opening at 7AM but said they would not open the doors (all doors) earlier than 6AM

  • I called the Apple store and asked if it will be a free for all, they said they have a system in place so they’ll only be letting a limited amount of people in from the line at a time. I don’t think we have to worry about being trampled. I’m honestly beginning to think that the only people that will be lining up are those of us that are on here discussing it.

  • I called the Apple store and asked if it will be a free for all, they said they have a system in place so they’ll only be letting a limited amount of people in from the line at a time. I don’t think we have to worry about being trampled. I’m honestly beginning to think that the only people that will be lining up are those of us that are on here discussing it.

  • I called the Apple store and asked if it will be a free for all, they said they have a system in place so they’ll only be letting a limited amount of people in from the line at a time. I don’t think we have to worry about being trampled. I’m honestly beginning to think that the only people that will be lining up are those of us that are on here discussing it.

  • I called the Apple store and asked if it will be a free for all, they said they have a system in place so they’ll only be letting a limited amount of people in from the line at a time. I don’t think we have to worry about being trampled. I’m honestly beginning to think that the only people that will be lining up are those of us that are on here discussing it.

  • I called the Apple store and asked if it will be a free for all, they said they have a system in place so they’ll only be letting a limited amount of people in from the line at a time. I don’t think we have to worry about being trampled. I’m honestly beginning to think that the only people that will be lining up are those of us that are on here discussing it.

  • I called the Apple store and asked if it will be a free for all, they said they have a system in place so they’ll only be letting a limited amount of people in from the line at a time. I don’t think we have to worry about being trampled. I’m honestly beginning to think that the only people that will be lining up are those of us that are on here discussing it.

  • I called the Apple store and asked if it will be a free for all, they said they have a system in place so they’ll only be letting a limited amount of people in from the line at a time. I don’t think we have to worry about being trampled. I’m honestly beginning to think that the only people that will be lining up are those of us that are on here discussing it.

  • Masdf

    anybody going to scarborough town centre fido? know any information?

  • macr

    Does anybody know what the procedure will be at the Square One Apple store in Mississauga? I know they open at 7am but what time will the mall open to let people in? Is there a designated mall entrance that people need to line up at?

  • Mamarchand

    No waiting for me… I will get mine at 2pm today… Some Bell got their iPhone today…

  • Guest

    I just talked to my friend from rogers store; she said they are only getting 10 iphone 4 tomorrow!
    But they will have lots of iPhone 4s in stock starting from next tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚

  • meowmix

    i’m fine with thatรขโ‚ฌยฆ i’d like to get my phone asap haha.

  • IS

    Can we pick up a free iphone4 case tomorrow when buying iphone4 from apple store??

  • I spoke with the lady answering the phones at Rideau Centre and she confirmed 100% that the mall will open at 6AM and NOT 5AM! She is aware the apple store is opening at 7AM but said they would not open the doors (all doors) earlier than 6AM

  • Shake

    can we buy the unlocke iphone 4 online through the appstore from home?

  • Colem

    Yes, but whwn is the question, hope over night

  • Shake

    is apple going to post what time online? or does anyone know?

  • Jhounsell91

    by moxies supposedly. what time do you think I should go at?

  • Hyperextension

    Line is about 10 deep at Square One at 2130h EST. Guess I'm not going home.

  • Laura

    that seems odd…as square one (as well as most malls) lock their doors overnight….so i wonder if those ppl will get locked in when the doors lock at 10-1030pm…..hope this is the case so the line doesnt get too too long before morning

  • Solomon

    I was giving a time by apple rep to call me tomorrow morning, the 30th, to place an order. I wonder if he is going to call me or not since it looks it won't be available online?

  • iPhone4Me

    Ditto on Bell.

  • Superfunkomatic

    Went to Market Mall here in Calgary at 9am. I have a Fido phone. I was second in line! Unreal! There were several hundred people lined up for the Apple Store. I had my phone and was out of the mall by 10:15.

    Fido only had 13 phones at this location (3 32Gb and 10 16Gb).

  • Bob

    In the same situation as you. For me, they said the contract wouldn't stack because 6 months or less in your contract means your eligible for renewal. This is different than an early hardware upgrade like others are doing that still have lots of time in the contract, which is why it stacks. Also, before you switch, call Fido and tell them you are planning to cancel (don't actually cancel since you need to be with them for rogers to switch you). They will likely offer a better plan to stay. I got a great deal this way from Fido since I was planning on switching to WIND and decided to stay. Waiting on an iPhone to accept. See what they have to say first.

  • JSoul

    What’s really funny is that I received my notification from the Apple store that the phone was in after I arrived home with my phone.

  • JSoul

    After all the waiting I finally have my iphone 4 now I find I can't actually hear a caller very well. The volume for music is fine, very good actually but I can barely hear the ring or speaker when I make a call. Does anyone else have the same problem and/or know how to solve it. I have tried the obvious such as turning the volume up lol.

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  • Yousef

    how much does the 16 GB iphone 4 cost in canadian dollars with tax?

  • Vazandrew

    If I remember correctly I think I paid $180

  • Ex

    $180 on a 3-year contract.

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  • There will be lines and it is first come, first served. As we have said
    previously, there is a limit of two iPhones per customer.