Apple Stores in Canada to Sell Unlocked iPhone 6 on Sept. 19 Launch


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Looks like the memo has finally been sent out regarding unlocked iPhone 6 sales at Apple Canada retail stores.

We’ve been asking Apple Stores both on the phone and online this week whether unlocked iPhone 6 sales would be available on the September 19 launch date. We couldn’t get any direct answers or confirmations until today.

The Apple Stores in Montreal (Sainte-Catherine), Brossard, Pointe-Claire, Laval and Toronto (Sherway Gardens) all confirmed over the phone unlocked iPhone 6 sales would be available on launch day. Even Apple’s online chat confirmed unlocked sales on September 19 too.

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Last year, no online iPhone 5s pre-orders were available, as sales started both online and in-store on launch day. People seeking the availability of unlocked units on launch day in stores became a priority question after Apple removed the option for the iPhone 5 launch, to reportedly focus on contract sales instead. So as you can imagine, those unaware and waiting all night in line were in for a shocking surprise.

Online pre-orders for iPhone 6 were already confirmed to start at midnight PDT/3AM EDT tonight (as expected). Don’t forget to take our poll here to tell us what model you’ll be ordering.


  • Thanks Gary!!! That’s great news!!! I can confirm that too… After a few calls and chats with answers going in either direction… but as today, all my infos are confirming this information as well!!!!

  • Cheers 🙂

  • Nonsuch30

    Are the unlocked iPhone 6 Plus going to be available inshore on launch day?

  • slicecom

    Thanks for the confirmation! 🙂

  • Jim

    It’s not clear from this post if in-store pickup will be available in Canada on launch day for preorders. Do you know if we’ll be able to use the Apple Store app tonight to reserve an iPhone 6 and pick it in-store on the 19 of September?

  • Yes

  • You’re welcome 🙂

  • This is the question. We don’t know what the iOS app will offer versus the web, which we know will have the reserve and pickup option. Have the iOS app and a browser ready at midnight just in case.

  • Nonsuch30

    Thanks Gary. I’ll have to set my alarm for 2:45 AM here in Toronto.

  • Ifan

    Unlocked CDMA and GSM iPhones? I was under the impression that it was only GSM unlocked that could be purchased.

  • Jim

    So there will be a way to reserve and pickup in store in Canada from the web store? Thanks.

  • Shaun

    Hey guys, I don’t know if this has been mentioned… but if I preorder from Apple tonight do I pay the full cost of the phone then? Or is there like a downpayment and pay the actual full price when I go into the store to pick it up?

  • Tim M

    pretty sure it’s only GSM

  • Can you buy it in the Apple Store but sign a carrier contract for subsidy?

  • gtasscarlo

    How do you reserve and pick up in store.

  • Yes


    It’ll show up once you’re in the store if available

  • Om3rX

    Can we pre-order at EST midnight or it’s 3AM?

  • 3AM EST

  • gtasscarlo

    Can you do it on the app, or do you have to be in the store to reserve.

  • for reserve and pick up? we don’t know if it’ll be available in the Apple Store app yet, we’ll find out soon.

  • gtasscarlo

    Yea hopefully I can buy it online. I rather pick up in store to get it on launch day. Online might be delayed tho.

  • false pre sale pickup the 19 s

    this is weird i called apple to cancel an order i made and i asked if i can get unlock iphone in canada store the 19 and they say to me no! i think you need to preorder online to get it in store. its a bit confusing they like that we go inline not online i think!haha

  • false pre sale pickup the 19 s

    and i waited 2 hours 2 time on the phone to get my cancelation so call them for asking.

  • ken

    where can i still get a iphone 6 on sept 19 if I didn’t preoder?