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Apple Officially Announces July 30 iPhone 4 Launch Date

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Earlier this morning, Apple issued a press release officially announcing the release of the iPhone 4 in 17 new countries for this Friday, July 30th.

Everyone who watched the July 16 Apple press conference and has been following our reports shouldn’t be surprised by this date, but it is nice to see an official statement.

CUPERTINO, California—July 26, 2010—Apple’s iPhone® 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, July 30. iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, Apple’s new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video, and a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world.

Beginning this Friday, customers can purchase iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple’s retail and online stores and Apple® Authorized Resellers.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 4 will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland this Friday, July 30.

iPhone 4 is currently available in France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model. iPhone 4 will roll out to many more countries later this year and Apple will announce availability and local pricing for these additional countries at a later date.

Oddly enough, the Apple Canada Online store still lists the iPhone 4 as “Coming soon” and the press release, while mentioning US pricing, neglected to announce Canadian pricing.

We anticipate more details to be released this week, as the Canadian wireless carriers have started to launch their hardware upgrade/renewal programs for a July 30, 2010 launch.

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  • Vartanarsen

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  • According to CBC unlocked prices are as follows “The 16-gigabyte unit will sell for $659 while the 32-GB version will cost $779.

    Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/07/26/apple-iphone-unlocked.html?ref=rss#ixzz0uoMdBdJB

  • According to CBC unlocked prices are as follows “The 16-gigabyte unit will sell for $659 while the 32-GB version will cost $779.

    Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/07/26/apple-iphone-unlocked.html?ref=rss#ixzz0uoMdBdJB

  • Tine2105

    No he/she shouldn’t. Rogers has the worse pricing/service ever. Telus isn’t far behind either mind you…

  • Tine2105

    No he/she shouldn’t. Rogers has the worse pricing/service ever. Telus isn’t far behind either mind you…

  • Cuilo

    Question guys! I’m just a bit confused. If I want to buy the iPhone 4 unlocked (no contract) can I buy it at any apple store, rogers, fido, telus, best buy store, right? Please advise

  • Cuilo

    Question guys! I’m just a bit confused. If I want to buy the iPhone 4 unlocked (no contract) can I buy it at any apple store, rogers, fido, telus, best buy store, right? Please advise

  • Ex

    Apple Only

  • Ex

    Apple Only

  • Chrome262

    I know they told people they wouldn’t order phones on the phone but with the 3gs they did do that, seeing as i probably will order two phones and a black berry for our family plan i am wondering if i can renew on the phone and have them ordered in, either for store pick up or delivery. If that works our i am willing to wait a few more days or even a couple of weeks. I know though there is a supply issue, as LG and samsung are having issues meeting the screen demands. infact if you order online in the states its 3 weeks for delivery.

  • Chrome262

    I know they told people they wouldn’t order phones on the phone but with the 3gs they did do that, seeing as i probably will order two phones and a black berry for our family plan i am wondering if i can renew on the phone and have them ordered in, either for store pick up or delivery. If that works our i am willing to wait a few more days or even a couple of weeks. I know though there is a supply issue, as LG and samsung are having issues meeting the screen demands. infact if you order online in the states its 3 weeks for delivery.

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  • Unlocked pricing, according to CBC News – pretty much what I expected.

    16 GB – $659 / 32 GB – $779

    http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/07/26/apple-iphone-unlocked.html?ref=rss

    But much like everyone else, I’d love to have the carriers weigh in. I’m assuming they won’t until Apple updates tehir site, which they have yet to do. But there’s word that we might see a refresh in the Mac Pro and the Cinema Displays tomorrow, so I figure they’ll do it in one fell swoop,

  • Unlocked pricing, according to CBC News – pretty much what I expected.

    16 GB – $659 / 32 GB – $779

    http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/07/26/apple-iphone-unlocked.html?ref=rss

    But much like everyone else, I’d love to have the carriers weigh in. I’m assuming they won’t until Apple updates tehir site, which they have yet to do. But there’s word that we might see a refresh in the Mac Pro and the Cinema Displays tomorrow, so I figure they’ll do it in one fell swoop,

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  • Guest

    Having signed a 3 year contract with Telus in November, I REALLY hope they offer some sort of early upgrade promotion like Rogers, I would buy one 100%!

  • JonS

    Will there by a way to pre-order the iPhone 4 online or do we have to wait in line at midnight?
    I ordered my iPhone 3G the day it came out over the phone with Fido, will that be possible again?

  • fidoiphoneguy

    I called FIDO this morning and the person CONFIRMED the launch both instore and online for this friday (he would NOT confirm pricing, but DID confirm that i'm eligible for the upgrade pricing (199 or 299 i assume) if i resign a 3 year contract because i'm 14months BEFORE my end contract (mine is aug 11, 2011 like most 3GS owners).

    This means online you can order the phone (though if you have to resign or do some funny or not normal things with your contract, going in is probably the best bet) friday. i wonder what time that will be up?

    9am?

    Anyone else with this same experience?

  • Bell told me 199/299 on contract, as expected.

  • Phil

    I got mine preordered already by a company in montreal. It is the company that deals with the engineers order of Quebec which I'm part of. Prices are 199 for 16GB amnd 299 for 32GB and I should get mine on friday or Monday at the latest. I won't have to wait in line or nything, just go there when they call me to tell me my phone is ready. Plans are the same as iphone 3 also.

  • MikeL

    Does that mean it will ship to your door by friday though?

  • you should switch to rogers..

  • Chrome262

    thats assuming Rogers will buy out his contract, if not he is stuck till 2013. and since the world will end 2012 he is screwed lol

  • fidoiphoneguy

    nope.. it will be shipped if you order online.. so probably a following week. in store, obviously, you'd be able to walk out with one. i just called the eaton centre location. they said they're not opening up any earlier (10am) or so she thinks, but confirmed getting a shipment, hopefully, by wednesday into the store!

  • fidoiphoneguy

    when i called service, they said, phones are no longer ordered over the phone anymore. any phone. only online or in store.

  • Jarndt08

    I'm in Edmonton, and I got someone to take over my 3GS a month ago just so I could get the iPhone 4 at the cheapest price (I had signed up for it in March) My question is about line-ups. I previously had the 3g and the 3gs, but never had i acquired them on launch day. I'm going to be going to my nearest Telus store (Londonderry Mall) to line up, I'm wondering (from people who had previously been there on launch day) what time should I head there? I was thinking 5 or 6 AM, is that too late?? Some advice please.

  • Timhbrown

    What has happened to the announcement that you could buy the phone outright at the apple store…as in sans contract? Is this still going to happen?

  • Ex

    That hasn't changed.
    You can still buy it outright, unlocked.

  • websnap

    no

  • DavidH

    The Best Buy Canadian website lists the carriers available for the iPhone4 on July 30th launch day, and Rogers is one of them: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/iphone4.aspx
    Mistake, or did Rogers want to announce their iPhone4 launch date on the Best Buy website instead of their own?

  • Mike

    Carriers don't buy out contracts anymore (I checked) and Rogers will be the cause of the end of the world. Stay away. I'm switching to Telus on Friday.

  • Boobs'n'Guns

    Thats awesome, the line will probably be shorter than the one at the apple store.

  • Whiterhino14

    I don't get all the secrecy. If it wasn't for sites like this one, nobody would have a clue of what is going on. You would think that the launch is being handled by the CIA or something. Iv'e clicked the iphone button in the apple store so often on my last visit I had to order a new ( enter ) key. This is really starting to feel like sitting in second class waiting for first class to pass down their leftovers.

  • Cashinstinct

    Switching to Telus? Did you check the retentions thread on Howard or RFD for Telus Vs Rogers?

    Telus will give you free CID and tell you it's the best retention offer they can make you…

  • Greg Simons

    Hey ,EX, I was wondering I heard some things about problems with the iPhone 4 with reception problems and the I heard another thing about apple putting a plastic thing on the inside of the iPhone 4 that fixed the problem can you tell me how much of this is true, thanks

  • Ex

    Your iPhone 4 will work fine in Canada.

  • Timhbrown

    So will this be available come the 30th or will we have to wait for the initial rush to pass?

  • Fez

    Hey Ex

    Looking for unlocked iphone 4.

    1) What day and what time would the APPLE ONLINE ordering work (it does NOT work now!)?
    2) Would there be a limit on the number of iphones you can buy (whether at apple store or online)?

    Thanks a bunch mate.

  • Fez

    Hey Ex

    Looking for unlocked iphone 4.

    1) What day and what time would the APPLE ONLINE ordering work (it does NOT work now!)?
    2) Would there be a limit on the number of iphones you can buy (whether at apple store or online)?

    Thanks a bunch mate.

  • Ex

    July 30

  • okay question! =] I bought my iPhone 3GS last.. summer on rogers. Am I eligible for upgrade to iPhone 4 and extend the contract? and Do you guys think the price for upgrade will be around $199 also? (for 16GB)

  • Ex

    1.) It works online right now for the iPhone 3GS. Presumably, it will start
    working for iPhone 4 this weekend.

    2.) Two iPhones per credit card/customer

  • Ex

    1.) It works online right now for the iPhone 3GS. Presumably, it will start
    working for iPhone 4 this weekend.

    2.) Two iPhones per credit card/customer

  • some advice, don't go with telus

  • This is great news! Now roger's needs to get their shit together and give us some upgrade details!
    So does apple.ca! I think we will find out really soon tho!

  • Marcr

    I have a 3GS which I plan on selling to a friend when I get the iPhone 4. This friend is on another network so I will have to unlock my phone. Is there any way to currently unlock a 3GS with O.S4.0.1? Can anybody point me in the right direction. I have tried Google but cant seem to find any solid answers.

    I was told by one person (I dont know if this is correct) that there is no way to currently unlock O.S4.0 if the phone was manufactured after Aug-Sept 2009. Any truth to this?

  • Turtle

    it will be, but they will carry far less units. believe me, i had the same reasoning for the 3GS and they were all out in a matter of hours

  • Turtle

    it will be, but they will carry far less units. believe me, i had the same reasoning for the 3GS and they were all out in a matter of hours

  • Trooper

    I agree. I find it very insulting as a Canadian that we have no info on pricing, plans or anything.

  • Xywix

    am diffianitly waiting infornt of bestbuy or futureshop in KW…since we have no apple stores…i think thats a better option than going to the mall! right?

  • Jarndt08

    I was with Telus for years, with no major issue (just sucks calling in and dealing with them) I then got my 3G through Rogers and realised that really, there is no big difference in dealing with the CSR's so I have no problem going back to Telus for my 4.

  • Dazza

    Does anyone know if the Rogers stores are opening at midnight on July 30th to start selling the phone?

  • Ex

    Obviously not.

  • Dazza

    But we can start ordering online at midnight, correct?

  • Ex

    Good question.

    You probably can with Apple but I have a feeling that ordering a locked
    iPhone 4 through the carrier website will prove more difficult. I see things
    crashing. Alot.

  • Fez

    So Ex…

    1) What is the best way to make sure I get an unlocked iphone 4: from the apple store on friday morning or from the apple website this weekend? What are pros and cons (you can get phone right away from the store; but have to wait a few days from the website??)

    2) You say only 2 per creditcard/customer. Suppose I wanted 10 of them (!!!), i need to go with 4 friends each with a different credit card?? Or can I just take several of my own credit cards and buy them all myself?

    Thanks mate.

  • Dazza

    I was going to say…Rogers really needs to beef up their server. Hope they have a lot of inventory at their warehouse in Ontario…

  • Ex

    Maybe we can raid their warehouse?

    I want an iPhone 4! I don't care!

  • Ex

    1.) Of course you have to wait online! If you order it online, you won’t get
    it for a few days. If you go to the store, you’ll have one same day!

    2.) Friends. If you walked in alone with one credit card, you can only get
    two iPhones. If you walked in alone with five credit cards, you can only get
    two iPhones. If you walked in with five friends who each have credit cards,
    you got 10 iPhones.

  • marcr

    Last years release was horrible…. it took 1+ hour to activate each phone at Best Buy. It was even worse the previous year when the system crashed for hours at a time.

  • IPhone4Ready

    Just called Rogers – they're still saying the “can't confirm launch is on Friday”. Give me a break.

  • sblocker

    what best buy or futureshop are you going to be at?

  • Yes you're eligible. Anyone who's last upgrade was before June 7th is eligible.

  • Jarndt08

    I'm switching from Rogers to Telus on Friday as well, everyone says I am crazy too!

  • Officerjmac

    I called rogers and they said i was NOT eligible for the Iphone 4 Upgrade 🙁 because i got my 3GS on July 25th

  • panda

    any news about the opening time for the apple stores??

  • Ex

    8AM

  • Jaye

    I just had the same (stupid) conversation with Rogers! Like come on!! Less than 4 days left!

  • Salaman

    Will the Apple Store (retail) still sell them with contracts?

  • Ex

    Yep

  • Cashinstinct

    July 25 of which year? 2009 or 2010 (yesterday!!!)

    Also, they might not officially tell people they are eligible yet, full details are not available yet (eligible for upgrade does NOT equal new customer pricing).

  • Fez

    Thank u Ex..you are answering all my qs buddy.

    I haven’t bought any item during/close to its launch. So:

    1) Can I go late Friday or Saturday/Sunday and expect to avoid hour long line-ups while making sure I DO get iphones? Or do the line-ups never end for days (i just don’t know about this)? And even if the line-ups aren’t that long anymore, could the phones be sold out by friday or saturday?

    (btw, i checked online again; even the iphone 3gs aren’t available for online ordering; its says “Choose a product to reserve – ‘iphone unavailable’ ” at the apple.ca site)

    Thanks mate.

  • Fez

    Thank u Ex..you are answering all my qs buddy.

    I haven’t bought any item during/close to its launch. So:

    1) Can I go late Friday or Saturday/Sunday and expect to avoid hour long line-ups while making sure I DO get iphones? Or do the line-ups never end for days (i just don’t know about this)? And even if the line-ups aren’t that long anymore, could the phones be sold out by friday or saturday?

    (btw, i checked online again; even the iphone 3gs aren’t available for online ordering; its says “Choose a product to reserve – ‘iphone unavailable’ ” at the apple.ca site)

    Thanks mate.

  • Cashinstinct

    Why don't you try to squeeze a deal out of Rogers retentions?

    Telus will spit on you as soon as you sign a contract, you become their thing.

  • Cashinstinct

    The first thing: since it's not on the website, reps are not allowed to say it.

    The 2nd thing: since you knew they would not tell you, why did you call?

  • Tarek

    Does anyone have any idea if the iPhone 4 models being shipped to FS/BB will be unlocked or will they be carrier specific as they have been in the past. I know they just recently unlocked the 3GS but not sure if the 4's will be coming unlocked right away? Any ideas?

  • Hm

    so, yesterday?

  • Ex

    carrier specific.

  • Officerjmac

    @ Cashinstinct

    July 25th 2009. If i cant get one through upgrade i will most likely just buy one outright.

  • Jarndt08

    I've had 5 years of experience with Telus, and 2 Years with Rogers, there was no big difference. They dealt with things in the same way etc. I don't think I've been spit on by either provider. You're gonna have bad experiences with any company you sign a contract with.

  • Tarek

    So probably best to go to Apple Store to purchase an unlocked phone at full price. I don't want to go into a contract with Rogers, just want to get an unlocked phone that I can use for the time being here and have the flexibility to use anywhere.

  • IPhone4Ready

    To ask a question related to my wireless account. But I guess you thought I just called to waste time?

  • Ex

    The Apple Store/Apple online is the only place to get a factory unlocked
    iPhone in Canada.

  • Cashinstinct

    @Jarndt08

    Telus changed after they got their HSPA network in late 2009. I suggest to you to read RFD or Howardforums retentions threads for Telus. You will read many horror stories about people wanting 1-2 features and being told it was too much to ask even for a new 3-year contract.

    I am happy with Telus cellular reception, but their inability to negociate compared to Rogers-Fido (and even Bell) is bad.

  • Kat

    I’ve called the toll free number, went into 1 retail location, and called 2 other local rogers.. they’ve all confirmed July 30(yes, I had that much time today….).

    As a side note, Best Buy said they would also not be opening early here….. lame.

  • Kat

    I’ve called the toll free number, went into 1 retail location, and called 2 other local rogers.. they’ve all confirmed July 30(yes, I had that much time today….).

    As a side note, Best Buy said they would also not be opening early here….. lame.

  • Ex

    Correct. You can reserve iPhones for store pickup, at least not yet.

    Friday will have long lines, as will Saturday. Sunday will be quieter. Most Apple Stores will have enough stock to last the weekend.

  • Ex

    Correct. You can reserve iPhones for store pickup, at least not yet.

    Friday will have long lines, as will Saturday. Sunday will be quieter. Most Apple Stores will have enough stock to last the weekend.

  • Tine2105

    Rogers sucks. Never had worse service or higher prices. I'm switching on Friday…

  • Cashinstinct

    If you called about another stuff, sure, why not ask, I would have asked too.

    I did not want to sound rude, simply there are many people calling to ask for stuff they will certainly not say in advance if they don't want to.

  • Harrison

    I was wondering if you are renewing a contract with Bell do you pay for it right away or do they add it on to the monthly bill?

  • fidoiphoneguy

    anyone planning to wait for the Eaton Centre FIDO store Friday??

  • Harrison

    What I mean is do they add the 199 or 299 to the bill or do I have to pay for that right away (assuming those are the prices)

  • Fez

    Okay then. With all the info u gave me, I am thinking of going to the EATON’s centre store sometime on Saturday.

    1) Do they give the free CASE with the phone right away? And does that solve the reception issue totally?
    2) Is it at all possible to exchange a 3G (not even 3GS) iphone with an iphone 4 in Canada (at apple or fido)?

    Thanks again Ex.

  • Fez

    Okay then. With all the info u gave me, I am thinking of going to the EATON’s centre store sometime on Saturday.

    1) Do they give the free CASE with the phone right away? And does that solve the reception issue totally?
    2) Is it at all possible to exchange a 3G (not even 3GS) iphone with an iphone 4 in Canada (at apple or fido)?

    Thanks again Ex.

  • Hagow

    I was told by Apple Store Employee they'll probably be opening at 9:00am this Friday. This is for SquareOne mall in Mississauga Ontario. I think I need to line up at 4 or 5ish…

  • A Dawg

    @ Harrison

    Rogers adds it to your monthly bill. I assume Bell does the same.

  • Ex

    I don’t have the information yet to answer question 1.

    What do you mean exchange? Why are you exchanging it?

  • Ex

    I don’t have the information yet to answer question 1.

    What do you mean exchange? Why are you exchanging it?

  • Cashinstinct

    It depends of the carrier.

    Telus allows paying up front at the store. (Good stuff if you have giftcards of a store allowing HUPS).
    Rogers-Fido HUPs are added to monthly bill.

    I don't know for Bell.

  • Guest

    will i be able to buy iphone 4 full price/ without contract at best buy or FS?

  • Ex

    Yes, but it will be LOCKED to a carrier.

  • Guest

    A general thank you for all of your up to date information about the Iphone 4, availability and possible pricing. It makes an otherwise frustrating experience tolerable knowing you can get the up to date info at one place.

  • acayla

    I think its worth mentioning, but did you know that in Québec, there are no longer any cancelation fees when you void a contract. You only have to pay for the phone you « bought » with the contract. Basically, think about it as if you had bought your phone in instalments to be paid for the duration of your contract. If you leave early, you pay the remainder. In essence, you can «unlock» your phone at any time. http://bit.ly/ceaTd9 (in French)

  • Fez

    By exchange, I mean, I give them my iphone 3gs (few months old) + $$$ to get a new iphone 4. Well, sounds like that isn’t possible!?

    Eaton’s centre is as good a store as any to go try Saturday. Right?

  • Fez

    By exchange, I mean, I give them my iphone 3gs (few months old) + $$$ to get a new iphone 4. Well, sounds like that isn’t possible!?

    Eaton’s centre is as good a store as any to go try Saturday. Right?

  • Jarndt08

    Just a tid bit of info (correct me if I'm wrong) i was looking on the telus website and it looks like the Free early evening and weekends (6PM) and the 6 Months of unlimited calling is going on until Augues 3rd/2010 so if you get your iphone on Friday (new activation of course) there are some great offers to be had.

  • Ex

    Exchanges won’t be possible.

  • Ex

    Exchanges won’t be possible.

  • Apple stores usually open at 8:00 A.M. for this (they accidentally posted it for Australia at apple.com/au/retail already), but in a closed mall, it might depend on how much the mall management will accomodate them.

  • I think if anyone's going to the eaton centre, they're much more likely to go to the apple store–I know I plan to.

  • As stated, you are eligible and it will extend the contract, but we don't know about pricing yet–usually, that price would only be for people who've actually become upgrade eligible (i.e. 2 years since last upgrade), or new customers. It's possible they'll give you that price, otherwise it might be $250 or $300 instead.

  • I hear that. I mean, look at the press release for crying out loud, saying that pricing and availability information will be announced closer to the launch. IT LAUNCHES IN FOUR DAYS. HOW MUCH LONGER COULD YOU POSSIBLY NEED TO WAIT? WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO?!? Argh, I want my iPhone 4!

  • Fez

    Thanks a lot for all the answer Ex. I will go saturday to Eaton’s.

    Have a good day. And I hope you certainly get the iphone you want when you want it 🙂

  • Fez

    Thanks a lot for all the answer Ex. I will go saturday to Eaton’s.

    Have a good day. And I hope you certainly get the iphone you want when you want it 🙂

  • RamblingFool?

    I’m not defending apple but they are going through so many problems with the antenna and proximity sensors. Apple is being very careful to keep their shareholders. Apple is just being cautious to make a very successful Canadian launch. I too am getting impatient for more official details, but give them a break, they’ve had it rough.

  • RamblingFool?

    I’m not defending apple but they are going through so many problems with the antenna and proximity sensors. Apple is being very careful to keep their shareholders. Apple is just being cautious to make a very successful Canadian launch. I too am getting impatient for more official details, but give them a break, they’ve had it rough.

  • Salaman

    I have a Future Shop, a Best Buy and an Apple Store all very close to each other. The Apple Store is inside a mall.
    Where do I go? 🙁

  • Cody

    Telus now has their pricing. 16Gb ($199) 32Gb ($299) on a 3-year contract.

  • Chris

    Rogers sucks. Way worse than Telus. What are you talking about David?

  • John

    I am assuming David Currie works for Rogers? Rogers is bad news.

  • Shadow

    Better yet lets hear something from Bell….
    I have my Apple giftcards lined up should I have to pay full retail… 🙂

  • Jarndt08

    Where did you find this information?

  • Guest

    Question for Ex..

    Will Fido be releasing the iPhone 4 on Friday as well? That is where I am looking to line up as they have offered me a really great contract. I know Rogers owns Fido and they have (semi) confirmed the release of iPhone 4 on Friday…so I'm just wanting to double-check. Thanks!

  • Ex

    Fido will have it on launch day.

  • Boobs'n'Guns

    Fairview Pointe-Claire?

  • Dazza

    Okay so I'm getting mixed reports on supplies.

    Is it really necessary to line up somewhere or could I essentially walk into a Rogers location on lauch day and purchase one without the stress or rush?

  • Jaye

    cool…i'm going to try at midnight friday morning…
    i have a feeling attempting to line up is not going to work out for me.
    🙂

  • Vartanarsen

    Montreal Folks:

    I just got off the phone with Fairview Pointe Claire.

    They are opeining up at 7.

    Tehy dont know if mall doors will be open or not.

    They will have activation set up for all 5 carriers as well as unlock.

    When i asked “Are you sure its the kind of unlock that doesnt re-lock in the future”? They said, we are positive, its the type that will always remain unlocked!! Yupeeeeee!!!!!!!

    Of course, Ex already knew this and I didnt have to call fairview pointe claire…but i was bored at work, and wanted to slack off.

  • Ex

    🙂

  • Mr. Mac

    Rogers sucked last year when o bought my 3GS outright. They acted like they didn't want to sell me one and when I found a store with a clerk who could figure out the computer system to sell
    me one, it took an hour for them to figure out how to give me a month by month plan with no contract. I wouldn't go to one of their stores again on day one of the release as they don't seem to train or plan very well.

  • Jarndt08

    I just talked to a guy at the Londonderry Telus store here in Edmonton and he said that due to limited supplies their stored will only have 15 handsets each. Is anyone else hearing anything like this? That sounds ridiculous…

  • Flavors

    That where i will go !

  • Cody

    Andres Autotronics, a Telus dealer in Kelowna, BC

  • Mtlscream

    That's great news 🙂 I was planning to buy it online to be sure it was unlock… but yesss I'll go friday to the store….

    I heard they will open at 8am…. will be going to the Ste-Catherine one…
    Now i'm just trying to figure at what time i should be in line….. i dont care about not being the first… but i dont want to eb there at noon LOL…

    My big question…. Will we be able to get our free case (bumper) at the same time ? Since the people who bought phone and with a bumper, got their money back ?

  • Anthony Totarella

    So Pointe Claire out of all 3 Apple Stores in Montreal will probably have the shortest line right?

  • Hyperextension

    Here is the word I just got from my conversation with Apple Store near me. (pretty much verbatim)

    Me: “Are you going to be opening early on Friday for the iPhone4 launch?”
    AppleStore: “Hmmmm. You know, I don't really know. Let me put you on hold and check that out for you.”
    (5 minutes of brutal hold music).
    AppleStore: “Yes we will be opening early, but what time exactly? We are not sure at this point. I would suggest coming early because people do line up for launches.”
    Me: “Thank you, that is what I was going to do anyways.”
    AppleStore: *sarcastic giggle* “Okay then, we will see you at 3AM.”
    Me: “Really? 3AM?”
    AppleStore: “Yes people do actually camp out and line up early when we launch a new product like the iPhone4.”
    Me: “I assume you will be getting a fair sized stock of the iPhone4 in for launch day?”
    AppleStore: *very confident tone in her voice* “Yes, we will be getting a good sized stock, arriving as early as Tuesday or Wednesday, and are hoping to service everybody that comes in on launch.”

    Looks like I may be going there a little earlier than the planned 0530hrs.

  • Hyperextension

    When the 3GS came out, my local Rogers dealer had less than 10 units total. That was for 32GB white and black, as well as the 16GB black. I can believe that Telus would get such a limited number. Granted it is a smaller town, but just outside the GTA.

  • Counting apples

    square one 7am

  • Vartanarsen

    probably cant get th ebumper at the store…they are all being madein China right now because of the free program, they are going directly from factory to home…. no stores…..the way it works is you gotta download the Free iPhone 4 Bumper application onto your IP4, then use that application to order the free bumper and it wiill come to your house…there is no other way to do it…clever way for Apple to keep out all frauds…you have to have an IP4 for the app to even come on….

  • Vartanarsen

    I wish i know…im driving up in the middle of the night from Boston…I was hoping some locals would tell me how these are, wherethe lineup starts, etc.

    Point to remember is that this will be Pointe Claire's virgin launch for IP4, they were not around last year…so dont know how that will effect things..probably people dont know it exists and lines maybe will be shorter…but then, anyone who is quite intending to get this, will do tehir homework and see taht one does exist in pointe claire.

  • Anthony Totarella

    lol I honestly did not know there was an Apple Store in Pointe Claire till a couple weeks ago when someone commented here saying that he was going there and I live in Montreal so I think it will have less people. Also, Virgin having the iPhone won't really change anything. There aren't many Virgin subscribers and every Apple store will have a Virgin activation stand.

  • Rx_8ight

    Does anyone know if I can use my Fido dollars to pay for the $199, if I sign up to renew my contract for 3 years?
    My contract already expired a while ago.
    Can I do this at the store? Or is this online/ phone only?

  • You can use your fido dollars to pay for the iphone, yes. You can do that in store, Im sure. I've seen it done.

  • Salaman

    Yep 🙂

  • Salaman

    I plan on going to the Pointe-Claire Apple Store, but I don't know if it's better to hit the FS or BB right next to it instead.

    If I go the Apple Store route, what time would be wise to get there to assure an iPhone for yourself? Also, anyone up to call Fairview security and ask if they're opening their doors? They might be VERY cautious now after the robbery a few days ago.

  • VancouverBlade

    I'm planning to buy an unlocked one on friday but I'm too old and grumpy to get in a line at 6am. What do you reckon the chances that I go there around 10am to pick one up? My other plan was to buy online and hope we can do an in-store pick-up.

  • Ex

    Apple Stores will have enough for launch weekend.

  • IPhone4Ready

    No problem.

  • Microsoft_tech_support

    Fido store, Apple store, Best Buy store ?

  • Guest

    Ex,

    I am from Newfoundland and we don't have an Apple store. Do you know if the Bell kiosks/stores will have a decent supply of iPhone 4's?

    Thanks

  • I've seen it done in a fido store.

  • Vartanarsen

    I already called Security, and they said they dont know…depends on what Apple does, is what they said to me.

  • Boobs'n'Guns

    I guess we will have to drive around the mall to find the right entrance…Il see you there.

  • Salaman

    Just called the Apple Store. They said it would be wise to wait near the Old Navy entrance because it is the closest, but they have no clue on when anything will open. They told me to call back Tuesday or Wednesday for more information.

  • Im in edmonton and on Fido. I have 1.5 years left in my 3G contract. Should i camp at a fido store or one of the Apple Stores?

  • Jarndt08

    I'm in Edmonton as well, and as previously stated I know that Telus stores will only have approx. 15 Handsets each (the same for all carriers I'm assuming) whereas everyone is saying that Apple stores will have enough for the whole weekend. If you get to Fido and there is no one there, then stay there. If not head over to apple.

  • Ex

    Probably 10 each for the whole weekend.

  • VancouverBlade

    Thanks. So the rumours about stores only have a few are BS?

  • Ex

    Oh no, those rumors are true. Rogers stores, Future Shop, etc, they are all
    getting about 20 each. Maybe less.

  • fidoiphoneguy

    but i'm pretty sure that Apple, you can't use Fido dollars or maybe even renew your contract there? new customers only?

  • Tarek

    So I am getting information from other similar sites saying that the phones are locked once they become activated via itunes on an IMEI that belongs to a particular carrier. So the locking occurs when I walk into Rogers (for example) and buy a phone (subsidized or full price) then have them activate it for me on one of their IMEI micro SIMS. Thought?

  • Ex

    You can do both.

  • fidoiphoneguy

    thoughts: do you think you'll be able to renew your contract at an Apple store? Fido or Rogers? I have a feeling you could only do this at the roger/fido stores? Apple probably can't access your records like Rogers or Fido can.. new customers only? Thoughts?

  • Ex

    iPhones purchased at any carrier store are locked no matter what. Even
    before they are on, they are already locked.

    Purchasing full price from Apple, they are unlocked.

  • Ex

    Wrong again.

    Apple has full access to all of the carriers in Canada.

  • Ill probably just head to Apple. The experience will probably be cooler with the big line.

  • 4daysss

    so im going to the apple store inside square one. ur saying mall will open at 7 am??? which entrance r u going?

  • Tarek

    I don't know Ex with other phones the manufacturer install carrier branded software that involves locking the device to that carrier. So I can see that happening with most phones but iPhones are shipped straight from the Apple Warehouse all with the same software no variation to accommodate the different carriers not to mention Apple doesn't allow any carrier to tamper with their software or devices. I am actually fairly certain that it would be a logistical and software design nightmare to build the phones so that they lock before activated. Makes far more sense to lock it during activation through IMEI's tied to specific carriers.

  • Ex

    The iPhones are locked at carrier stores.

  • Jarndt08

    Good luck to you, the way i look at it, the experience will be cooler when I have my shiny new iPhone haha

  • Guest

    That sucks. Thanks for your reply though.

  • YYC

    OK, I apologize if this is a stupid question but since there seem to many of the same questions that are answered over and over again, I guess I have nothing to lose.

    I am hoping to do a hardware upgrade from Rogers once they publish the official policy. Is it possible to do an upgrade at an Apple store, or would I have to do it directly through Rogers?

  • Ex

    Yup, you can head to an Apple Store and they can do the whole thing right in
    front of you using Rogers access!

  • Tarek

    Interesting, We will have to wait and see maybe more information will be available over the coming days. I don't find it hard to believe that carriers will individually lock each version of the phone they get by some sort of system once they have it in stock. But to receive it locked from Apple that's just beyond reason.

  • Ex

    Don't take my word for it.

    I empower you to go to Rogers, buy one on contract, find out for yourself
    and then just return it right away.

  • DAGOODZ

    If you sign in to my rogers, in the hardware tab there is an option to click and upgrade to iphone. I pressed it and nothing is happening so i am thinking they are getting geared up!!

  • Luongo

    Hey ex,

    I want to renew my contract on rogers and get an iphone 32 Gb for 299. Can i pay 300 cash or will I need my own credit card?

  • Ex

    The renewal is sent to your invoice to pay. Choose however you want to pay
    that 30 days later.

  • Luongo

    Hey ex,

    we need more people like you in the world. pass on ur genetics okay? thanks, ur such a help

  • Ex

    I'm currently training “Gary” the majority of my knowledge, but he's such a
    donkey sometimes and doesn't listen.

  • Bobby Lu, if you need me to hook you up with Ex's Facebook, I can arrange it. You guys can be BFF's! 😉

  • Ralph

    I am pretty sure it is carrier lock if you are buying it under a contract. The main reason is if you look at the box of previous version of the iPhone, it has the carrier's name on it. I bought a white iPhone 3GS from a friend and he bought it from fido. On the side of the box it does say fido something something. So I believe coming from the warehouse it is already carrier lock, so I think on launch if you are buying it under a contract it will be lock for sure.

  • Simon

    Hello Ex,

    Do you know what time the Apple Store in the Eaton Center (Downtown Toronto) will open on July 30th?

    Thank you!

  • Ex

    Should be 8 am

  • Simon

    Thanks again!

  • MEIGHAN

    Question…do I have any hope of getting one at the Bell store near my house (where there are like 4 other Bell options in the same mall in various kiosks etc.)…or do I have to brave the hordes at the local Apple store (Eaton Centre)? If I do have a shot at the Bell store, any ideas on when to go (the mall opens at 10 am, and they have told me they are not opening early)? I've never experienced an iPhone launch before : ) thx!

  • Mat

    Hey guys I'm not really sure which model to go with the 16 gb or the 32 gb, i have the 32 gb iPod touch 3rd gen and I have used 7 gigs of space on it so I feel like its almost a waste for me to get the 32. On the other hand I do plan on taking many HD videos on the phone and was wondering if those videos hog alot of space? Do you think I will be safe with the 16 or should I go with the 32?

  • Magrat22

    This ad is fake..why would Rogers use the wrong type of iPhone and it's on the O2-UK network!! Seriously this looks like some trolls idea of a joke.

  • Magrat22

    Oops sorry I meant my previous post to be for the Rogers HUP annoncement…too many windows open..sorry!!

  • It's not–it's from a Rogers training PDF document I did not completely post
    to protect the anonymity of the source. Any Rogers employee will verify.

  • Richard

    Hello, EX,

    Do you know how many iPhone 4's Rogers, bell or other carriers have?

  • Ex

    Most stores will get upwards of 15-20 devices for this weekend.

  • WZL

    Does anyone know where the shortest line-ups may be in the GTA on Friday/Saturday?

  • Calliope

    I just can't bring myself to book the morning off work for a phone (or getting up at like 3 AM for that matter) as much as I want it. Luckily I work in a mall with an Apple Store. Here's hoping that Ex is right about them having enough stock for the weekend, I don't mind lining up after my shift.

  • Guest

    hey fanboys,
    I hope u guys really enjoy ur $600+ broken iPhone's.

  • Timhbrown

    hmmm…I wonder if I can use my employee discount on the non subsidized phone?

  • Ex

    Who is your employer? And where do you expect the discount?

  • fidoiphoneguy

    @EX – so if i'm renewing my contract (i contacted FIDO and they said i'm eligible since it's 14mnths before my 3year ends) they can do that at the APPLE STORE? i think i may have better luck down at FIDO.. i think everyone will be at the apple store? And, i highly doubt i can use my FIDO dollars to pay for the phone at Apple? am i at least correct on that end?

  • Ex

    Haha, sorry no.

    You can use your Fido dollars and you can renew at Apple. The trade off is the line but your guaranteed a phone versus a Fido store that may get maybe 20 units?

  • asdmd

    Try to find a little rogers store in your area. Call them make sure they have stock and head on over, thats my plan! There are so many rogers stores in GTA so chances are good…………….. i think?

  • asdmd

    Anyone wanting company while we camp out at Eaton Centre and then the mad dash to Apple store. Im thinking 6 am as the mall does not open till 10 🙁

  • Laura

    Roger's website now says coming July 30th!… finally!

  • Timhbrown

    I work at Autodesk and I am expecting to use my 8 percent discount on a non subsidized phone.

  • fidoiphoneguy

    last ?… when purchasing at the FIDO store using fido dollars, the cost of the phone is automatcially added to your bill (you walk out with a phone, but don't use interac or credit card, instead your billed on ur next invoice) will this be the same for Apple or will i need to pay with CC minus my fido dollars..

    Also, who the heck are you? superman?? 🙂 how do u know so much?

  • Yummy

    Hi there, I'm in St. Catharines ON. Would I be better off waiting in line at the Telus Store, or going to Best Buy? Who do you think will have more stock, and who do you think will have a shorter line? Any advice?

  • Tarek

    Oh I didn't know the previous versions of the 3G had the carrier logo on the side of the box I usually bought my phones from the US to save me the nightmare of dealing with The Big Three. Well I think I will either order it online day of or tough it out and go the Apple store.

  • Rpereira69

    Do you have any idea about how many units I can purchase?
    I need 3 or 4 units (1 for each member of my family). Do Apple store will allow me to buy 4 on friday?

  • Ronnie

    Do anybody know how many units Can be purchased on friday.
    I need 4 units for whole family but they cannot camp with me.

  • Guest

    People like you make me laugh. Honestly, if you hate Apple so much, find something more productive to do with your time. Go get a job so that you can save enough money to pay for your next lay.

  • Ex

    Two per credit card/customer

  • Ex

    Two per customer/credit card

  • WZL

    Does anyone know where the shortest line-ups may be in the GTA on Friday/Saturday?

    My thoughts exactly!

  • Ronnie

    So I cannot use cash to pay for them?
    If I can, just Can $ or also Amer $?

  • Ex

    You can pay cash, but it's still two per customer.

  • Anna

    I heard that it will only be available in black, and the white will be availble in December, true or false?

  • Awazakito
  • Jarndt08

    Definitely true.

  • Ronnie

    Any chance to buy two in a store and them rush to another for two more ones?
    If I buy a gift card at apple store in usa may I use it in Canada?
    I know there 4 stores in Toronto. Any specific location better to stay overnight waiting the opening?
    Thanks.

  • Ex

    Of course. You can buy two at store X and then two more at store Y.

    Apple Canada gift card only. USA cards won't work.

    Since I'm not from Toronto, I'd find an apple store or mall that has some kind of overhead covering or seating outside near entrances.

  • Awazacko S

    Call Fido and try to get a better deal before you renew your contract!

  • Zanteogo

    So expect them to sell out with in hours…

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