Canada’s Unlocked iPhone SE Pricing Starts at $579, Preorders March 24 [u]


After announcing its new ‘iPhone SE’ at their “Let us loop you in” special event this morning, Canadian pricing has been revealed for the newest 4-inch iPhone.

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Here are the Canadian prices:

  • 16GB iPhone SE: $579 CAD
  • 64GB iPhone SE: $709 CAD (updated)

Expect Canadian carrier pricing on contract to be revealed soon. Preorders are on March 24, availability one week later on April 1.



  • Harold Mitchell

    Will the 5S still be available at a lower price? It should be as the SE isn’t being marketed by Apple as an ‘entry level’ iPhone.

  • Wall Man

    I am guessing not as they are on the iPad now. If they were going to talk about a lower priced 5s they would have done it by now.

    $1.3759 is the exchange rate between the Cdn and US SE pricing.

  • Harold Mitchell

    You’re probably correct….the iPhone 6 will be the new entry level phone.(?).

  • chikaraginger

    Yes. Basically Apple just said… hey, we’re not going to make a 4″ phone a yesterday phone. It’s essentially a 6-months later phone. Release the new model, then find a way to shrink it into a 4″ form. It’s somewhat strange to think that a 4″ phone will be better than the 4.7″ iPhone 6.

  • Matt

    It’s showing “from $579” for me on the Apple Store app.

  • KS

    So iPhone 5s link on the Apple Canada website isn’t working anymore.

  • Harold Mitchell

    Yup $579 16GB and $709.00 64GB !!!

  • ShaBi

    Yeah, as they were going through the presentation, I was looking at my iPhone 6 feeling a little cheated in a way….

  • Wall Man

    Wow, the exchange rates work out to
    16GB = 1.4511 or .6891
    64GB = 1.4208 or .7038

    This just goes to show these pricing decisions were may a while ago, or at least the foreign exchange contracts were setup at these rates. Our dollar has strengthen over that time to 1.3072 or 0.7650.

    Will check out the iPad prices next.

  • Mike Wort

    It’s a stupid price, but for once Canadians are not the worst gouged by Apple.
    The Europeans are paying the equivalent of CAD$720 for the 16GB model. Yikes. I can see lots of eBay resells coming up with such a wide gap.

  • Lisa

    $499 * 1.3072 = $652.29
    I will buy in the USA. The sales tax is lower there too (in NJ = 7%).

  • Wall Man

    Yes, initial pricing would be cheaper. Don’t forget duty. 🙂

  • Wall Man

    SOB! The xrates on the iPhone is way out of whack.
    The Pro ranges in the 1.33 to 1.34, the Air 2 is 1.19 to 1.25 and the Mini 4 is still around 1.09 to 1.10. Okay there’s the Mini 2 still at 1.15 to 1.22.

    Just based on exchange rate price differences the Mini 4 is the best deal in comparison to the US pricing. Or the US is paying more for their Mini4’s than they should. 😛

    I have no idea why Apple, (more profits) went with a higher Cdn pricing. Seriously, they should have kept it a C$549, and maybe $699. These are psychological prices but even then that puts the rates at 1.379 and 1.4008!

  • Shameer Mulji

    European pricing also includes VAT tax, which if I’m not mistaken, is around 17%.

  • Riddlemethis

    Lisa, tell us where the consumer can buy $1 USD for $1.3072? The typical best rate as of today is $1.32. Some people need a lesson on how to determine currency exchange rates.

  • Riddlemethis

    Duty? these folks who brag often are smugglers and “don’t declare”.

  • Riddlemethis

    lots of fake or cloned iphones on ebay. not recommended

  • Riddlemethis

    the bank of canada rates are simply baseline rates. the average consumer will never get bank of canada rates. add around 1.3% minimum when paying with cash to the bank of canada quoted rate or visit rbc for their current rates. it’s hardly 1.3072.

  • aaloo

    honestly, canadian dollar is doing terrible. $399 is so much more palatable than $579. C’mon people, lets get this economy back on the road.

  • Mike Wort

    eBay/paypal protects buyers from fraud. sellers not so much. You’re welcome to bend over, I’m not buying this nor did I suggest other Canadians should. it’s all in your head.