Canadian Apple Stores Sold Out Of iPhone 3GS?


If you’re looking to purchase a 16GB or 32GB iPhone 3GS, or maybe the new unlocked 8GB iPhone 3GS, from your local Apple Store, you may be out of luck.

We have received numerous tips that Canadian Apple Stores have begun to run dry of their iPhone inventory with no sign of when, or if, more stock will arrive. In other words, with the upcoming iPhone 4 launch in Canada, it would seem that Apple has ceased all shipments of iPhone 3GS devices to Canadian Apple Stores.

At this time, there seems to be select carrier locations, such as Rogers, Bell, Telus, and Fido, that have small amounts of (locked) iPhone 3G/3GS inventory left to sell. However, with the iPhone 4 only about 16 days away, it might be better to hold off on signing that 36-month agreement.

Prior to being sold out, the Apple Store normally sells the 16GB/32GB iPhone 3GS in black or white or the new 8GB iPhone 3GS in black only. The 16GB/32GB iPhone 3GS models are available locked on contract or locked if purchased outright at full price. The new 8GB iPhone 3GS is available locked on contract or unlocked if purchased outright at full price.

With Apple Stores running dry of iPhone inventory so early before the rumored July 23 iPhone 4 launch, could we possibly see the iPhone 4 released earlier? July 16, 2010 anyone?


  • What about AppleCare replacements? I called Toronto Eaton Centre Apple Store and they had no 3G left. Not sure how I can get my phone replaced now.

  • The Kid

    iPhone 4 will be out around July 21-23 rogers has training on the iphone 4 for there reps on the 14th of july, so about 1 week later it should be available!

  • mackman6151

    if they can't find you a refurbished 3G they bump you up to a 3GS….you should grab the chance while you still can πŸ™‚

  • wuju

    Hoping for the July 21-23 launch. Can't wait.

  • Ex

    Replacements are separate from inventory available for sale

  • excaliburca

    Is it typically normally for the carriers to wait this long before announcing pricing and such for such a popular phone?

  • djepsilon

    July 16th? I wish!

    At this point, I'd really like to know when Rogers is going to announce their upgrade plans dammit!

  • kimierin

    With all the issues the Iphone 4 is having, I am not so sure I want it anymore. Sure it can be fixed and all, but long term wise? Who's to say that they won't conk out after a year. Yay Iphone 3GS!

  • Ex

    Also consider that pricing will likely be the same as the current 3GS. So there isn't many differences on the carrier end.

  • johnkneematrix

    I won't be rushing on the release date until they resolve the reception issue. Apple is trying to ween this out as software glitch but various testings says otherwise.

  • barbarina

    So, the iphone 4 comes out in Canada in a few weeks! horray! But are we restricted to the black colour just like the US or does anyone know If the white version will be released on the Canadian release as well?

  • Stevie

    I heard that the iPhone 4 is going to be unlocked even when getting it from a carrier. Thats what I heard from a rep because stock levels are real low. Just a rumour though, thought id let you guys know.

  • BigBadMamoo

    Any chance of getting a 3GS bumped up to a 4? πŸ˜›

  • mackman6151

    haaa maybe if someone steals all the refurb 3gs inventory in the country πŸ˜›

  • Rob

    Seems like fido's preparing something on their site (or maybe it's just broken) but the link to the iPhone 3gs and 3g appears to be invalid, can someone else confirm this as well?

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  • Noahattic

    i belive th white version will be available along with the launch. seriously, i just dont see any differences of making the white from the black…..

  • Noahattic

    what apple refereed to is the perception issue of displaying the signal strength. but what's really bothering us is the reception issue. i don't know what apple is gonna do with this. just let it go or redesign?

  • Barbarina

    apparently its this HUGE process of where they can't make the white colour as easily as the dark… like a paint or something.. i dont know.. its redic! but I want my white phone!!!

  • Intheknow

    Shipments of iPhone 4's have been flowing into Canada now under heavy security and quiet for the past several weeks. Bank on an official 7/23 launch across the country.

  • Anonymous

    If anyone wants to buy my white iPhone 32gb 3GS, I’m selling unlocked/jailbroken (GOOD baseband) 3.1.3 without contract now… email me at πŸ™‚

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