Today is a great today for Canadians as Apple has started to take Canadian orders for the iPhone 4 through the Apple Canada Online Store!
In the USA, France, Germany, Japan, and United Kingdom, iPhone 4 pre-orders went live on June 15, 2010 for a launch date of June 24, 2010. At the time, it was confusing to why Canada was left out of that country list.
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. Any online orders are shipped to the billing address (no store pickup).
2.) For customers that want iPhone 4 locked on contracts, activations or upgrades, visit your local Apple Store or Canadian wireless dealer store today (or from today going forward). There will be line-ups this weekend however.
3.) As an alternative for the unlocked iPhone 4, customers can also visit their local Apple Store. There will be line-ups this weekend however.
To summarize, if you want your iPhone 4 IMMEDIATELY, do either method 2 or method 3 above.
Please note that the iPhone 4 is limited to two per customer.
Canadian iPhone 4 Pricing
Canadian pricing for the iPhone 4 is as follows when purchased at an Apple Store (or on contract from a Canadian wireless dealer):
iPhone 4 (Black Only; White Delayed Until Further Notice)
- 16GB: $159 locked on contract; $659 unlocked without contract
- 32GB: $269 locked on contract; $779 unlocked without contract
- Looks like the CBC/Toronto Star sources were correct.
Note: Any iPhone 4 purchased at a Canadian wireless carrier store will be locked to that carrier no matter the price paid. However, if purchased at full price from an Apple Store, the iPhone 4 will be unlocked. If purchased on contract from an Apple Store, the iPhone 4 will be locked to a Canadian wireless carrier.
THREE WEEKS TO SHIP?!
The iPhone 3GS is also available at a new price:
iPhone 3GS (Black)
- 8GB: $99 locked on contract; $549 unlocked without contract
Note: The iPhone 3GS purchased at a Canadian wireless carrier store will be locked to that carrier no matter the price paid. However, if purchased at full price from an Apple Store, the iPhone 3GS will be unlocked. If purchased on contract from an Apple Store, the iPhone 4 will be locked to a Canadian wireless carrier.
iPhone 4 MicroSIM Card
For the MicroSIM card, if the iPhone 4 is purchased at a Canadian wireless carrier store or Apple Store, the customer will receive one MicroSIM card for use with a Canadian wireless carrier at no charge.
Additional MicroSIM cards will be charged accordingly.