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This morning Steve Jobs took the stage at their Cupertino headquarters to address the world about the issues surrounding the iPhone 4. Near the end of the presentation, Steve Jobs confirmed that the second wave of iPhone 4 launches will take place on July 30th–which includes Canada!

iPhone 4 Coming to Canada on July 30th–Confirmed

As we confirmed this July 30th date (this reaffirms that wireless carriers and dealers are always the last to know release dates), Apple also confirmed the white iPhone 4 will be coming at the end of July as well.

The big question remains whether or not Canadians will receive the second batch of iPhone 4 units that will have a fix to this antenna issue (based on Apple’s history to quietly fix product flaws). Also, will Canada get a chance to pre-order the iPhone 4?

Here are some Q&A’s with Steve Jobs, as tweeted by Jason Snell from Macworld:

Q: Possible for hardware fix for this product? A: Right now, the state of affairs in this industry, nobody has solved this problem. We’d like to be the first. Maybe. We’ll see. But most of our customers aren’t experiencing, and the ones who are, many of those are in test mode, duplicating what they saw on the web.

Stokes from Ars Technica: Will the free case offer extend outside the US? Jobs: Yes, it’s international.

Fortune/CNBC: You’ve been communicating more via e-mail. Can you talk about whether you’ve shifted the way you communicate with Apple’s customers? Jobs: I get a lot of emails, and I always have on some occasions replied to some of them. I can’t reply to a lot of them, because I’ve got a day job. At some point people started posting on the web, which is a little rude, to be honest. And now the most recent phenomenon is, people are making them up. So don’t believe everything you read.

But in the meantime, Apple will be giving out free Bumper cases (or a choice of a third party case) to all new iPhone 4 owners (those who purchased one will get a refund) through till September 30th (Canada included). This is not a permanent fix and doesn’t do anything really to the early iPhone 4 adopters in the USA, but it’s a start.

More to come as this story develops…

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  • Anonymous

    It’s actually already online: https://www.apple.com/antenna/

  • Anonymous

    As I think the bumper is next to useless, glad Apple will offer a case as well.

  • thatguy123

    What ARE the Telus iPhone plans?

  • Wipdeedoo

    F that… You aren’t getting a free bumper, you’re getting a free fix to a faulty device.

  • Anonymous

    lol “more of a distraction”……ooo free eye-candy! shiny objects! lol

  • Why did you buy an iPhone 3GS after the iPhone 4 came out?

  • Uh, you didn’t know the release date. You said July 23rd.

  • Ex

    They’re on the website now.

  • Ex

    We predicted both!

  • Jim

    Like Apple said, only 0.55% of Apple customer service calls were about antenna/reception problems and they also demonstrated that the same thing can happen to other smart phones in areas with poor reception when gripped exactly the same as the iPhone. It’s just people like you blow it out of proportion.

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  • Damn right son! No push-backs! High FIVE

  • Ari

    BOOO-YEAHH!!!!!

    So Pumped

    Plus we get a free bumper!

  • YAYS! (btw that was the fastest comment ever)

  • shawnvuh

    All I want to know now is the price. Hopefully under 700$

  • Ex

    Yea, $699

  • Spleenzorio

    “We're going to send you a free case. We can't make enough bumpers. No way we can make enough in the quarter. So we're going to source some cases and give you a choice.”

    So does case and bumper mean two different things?

  • PS

    So release on the 30th, any ideas if/when we'll be able to order, or pre-order?

  • gtasscarlo

    iPhone 4 for me bye bye 3GS anyone want a 3GS 11 days old

  • Ari

    how do you know?
    I thought it was $649/$749

  • Jaye C

    awesome july 30th! been waiting patiently for the iphone4…i wonder if canadians will be able to pre-order…??

  • Sully

    “second batch of iPhone 4 units that will have a fix to this antenna issue.”

    Where and who EVER said this? There has never been word of a “second batch”.

  • Lmao, I try =)

  • 11thIndian

    I think the implication was that there would be a couple of choices of case for free, and not just the Apple bumpers…

  • Helvetica

    Since Apple cannot make enough Bumpers to give to anyone, they will let you select whether you want a Bumper or some other case by an approved third party sold on the official site.

  • Henrick

    You say something about a second batch of “fixed” iPhones. This is false information.

  • Ex

    Yes. You'll get a selection to choose from.

  • I like that date … I held one ( Iphone 4 ) in Apple Walden Galleria yesterday , no probs … facetime is soo frickin cool ,, I want one …

  • Ex

    How did we know the release date? iPad plans? Telus/Bell iPhone plans?
    We just know. Early documents show $699/$799

  • Amarsandhu3

    It's actually not a free bumper, Jobs said that it was impossible for them to make enough bumpers so customers will have a choice of cases at time of purchase. (from engadget)

  • aam

    Finally! JULY 30th! I hope I can get my hands on one that day! 2 WEEKS!

  • Leclaire

    Is that with a plan ? Or without a 3 year plan ?

  • Winston Sih

    I REALLY hope there will be pre-orders… I'll be on vacation and I want to pre-order one to deliver at my house…

  • Ex

    Without a plan.
    Outright.

  • Artie

    no i don't think we all get free bumpers; they said they can't make enough
    they are gonna offer us a wide variety of cases (that are not bumpers)

  • Sporadik Styles

    I'll take a free bumper although I doubt I'll use it, I've always hated cases and prefer rocking the devices naked. I'm just going to not put my fingers over the antenna. Now when will Rogers announce if us 3G folk can upgrade without paying a penalty?

  • Spleenzorio

    If that's the case (pun intended) I want the ELEMENTcase :D!

  • Speculation from: http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/iphone-news/apple-

    My take is that Apple will quietly address this along the assembly line. These “free Bumpers” are more of a distraction that will give them more time to fix this.

  • roadcarver

    Roots Tuffskin πŸ™‚

  • I tried one out at an AT&T store in Seattle. Very nice device, but it suffered from the “spot”.

  • Kieu

    So it's $799.99 for the 32GB?
    Will the white iPhone 4's be available on launch day, as well?

  • Krish

    wondering will the white iphone be also out in canada at july 30

  • wuju

    Is there a video that I can watch on the presentation that Apple just given?

  • Mike

    I can confirm that Telus outlets will NOT be doing pre-orders. I've asked several in my area, and they all have a first-come-first-serve-only policy.

  • It'll be online for viewing on Apple's website later tonight or
    tomorrow. We'll be sure to post about it–stay tuned.

  • AZ

    Yea, from what I read, he didn't mention a fix. They don't even consider it as a flaw.
    Gary got a little too much carried away πŸ™‚

  • Ex

    White should be available. Especially since Apple mentioned it today too.

  • Jaye C

    i was wondering that too!! i dont know if i want to wait in line for one…

  • Ex

    None of the carriers have pre orders.

  • What third party case options will be available?

  • Mtlscream

    But will Apple.ca have a pre=order ???? like in the US or theiPad ??

  • Mtlscream

    But will Apple.ca have a pre=order ???? like in the US or theiPad ??

  • Sully

    Doubtful. They would have stated that at the press conference.

  • Ex

    I don't know if this applies to Canadians yet. I believe it's only for existing iPhone 4 owners.

  • Ex

    We havnt received any word of preorder. However, if there is one, it will likely begin this Monday.

  • Ex

    Not necessarily

  • Khanh

    I just called Rogers and they won't be taking pre-orders either. Apparently shipping time if you buy over the phone is 5-7 business days πŸ™

  • Mtlscream

    Ex… it's a free case to every owner…. of iPhone 4… til september 30…. SO you buy one, you have a free case πŸ™‚

  • Ampntlguard88

    side note off topic, I work for Rogers Call Centre in Ottawa, and we just started our up training for the IPHONE 4 speculation through the call centre, is that with the new iphone 4, there will not be the early upgrade we seen last year from the 3g to the 3gs, according to the business manager and my trainer all signals point to the standard 24 months into your contract before you can upgrade with new customer pricing, I in no way am guaranteeing this, but last year at this time with the 3GS , it was known during our up training for the 3GS that apple wanted and option for people who had recently got a 3G, apple was willing to subsidize this transition, as of this point until we at the contact centre are told differently we are to tell customers that standard upgrade policy is in effect

  • Ex

    So why not go in store? Or to a local Apple Store?

  • Ex

    Yes, but the event today said it's an online process to get the case. So when the iPhone 4 hits Canada, we may be getting our cases in store, instead of online.

  • Ex

    That's correct.
    There have been no early upgrade communications yet.

  • Kieu

    They said it will “be “shipped by the end of July”. So I am not sure if it falls under the July 30th release date.

  • Krish

    Do you guys think that if I wanna get one on july 30th i would have to stand in a line the night before or sth in vancouver??

  • me

    “Stokes from Ars Technica: Will the free case offer extend outside the US? Jobs: Yes, it's international.”

  • Josh

    No, they wouldn't. Because that would kill all sales from now until those units arrive.

  • Guest

    BREAKING NEWS APPLE BLAMES CONSUMERS FOR TOUCHING THE BULLESEYE. THEY DON'T FESS UP TO THEIR MISTAKES AND SAYS EVERYONE IS OVER REACTING. WHEN ASKED TO REPRODUCE THE SAME THING ON A BALCKBERRY RIGHT THEN AND THERE ON STAGE HE COULDN'T DO IT. SORRY STEVE YOUR LIES AND APPLE DECEPTION YOUR CRISIS TEAM TOUGHT YOU WILL NOT WORK HERE

  • Jbohn

    I thought Steve said in the Keynote that the second rollout was 17 countries on July 17th.

  • Networx

    Well at least I can go away on vacation knowing that I won't be missing anything and the day I get back it's new iPhone day!!! Good thing I've got our corporate Rogers rep doing my shopping for me. Wonder when Apple is going to update the Canadian website store?

  • I suppose that means no cases through subsidized phones then? I would love to get a factory unlocked phone, but I don't really intend on travelling… and that's a really expensive phone.

  • Dawoodland

    Do we know if the big 3 are going to do pre-orders? Have they done it in the past?

  • Ex

    Yep

  • Carl

    I'm sure you'd just apply for one and it'd be delayed if they're out at that point.

  • Jbohn

    It must have been a typo on the AppleInsider coverage, on iPhone Atlas it also says July 30.

  • Ex

    Yes. On July 30.

  • Amarsandhu3

    You forgot to mention that people who already bought a bumper case get a refund but keep the case.

  • Ex

    No and no

  • Nando83p

    what about preorders? are we getting them?

  • Leslie

    Meanwhile, the company is pushing forward with its international rollout of the handset and will be launching the iPhone in 17 more countries on July 17th — the same 17 it promised previously with the exception of South Korea.

    What does this mean on the press??

  • Ex

    Stay tuned

  • bcb

    “second batch of iPhone 4 units that will have a fix to this antenna issue.”

    this is the kind of pure speculation that quickly gets reported (and repeated, and repeated…) as fact.

  • rorypiper

    So, the fix is: take a free case and stop talking about this!! Maybe they'll redesign the antenna for iPhone 5? πŸ™‚

  • Jeff

    Just wanted to know how we can check our upgrade eligibility for the new iPhone?

    I know I'm in the clear because I got my iPhone 3g on launch which was over 2 years ago. My brother got a normal dumbphone last year around the end of July and wants to know if he can get the upgrade pricing (I've heard it's only 1 year to go from dumbphone to smartphone).

    Any insight would be helpful

  • Matt

    He also couldn't reproduce the antenna issue on his iPhone either. Nice try…

  • mememe

    “We predicted both!”

    Playing a game of screaming numbers Ò‰  “predicting”

  • mememe

    “We predicted both!”

    Playing a game of screaming numbers Ò‰  “predicting”

  • Hagow

    So do we need to make an appointment for July 30th or do we just wait in line at the Apple Store?

  • Mary

    Do you guys know if Apple Canada accepts cash in-store for purchases? Or it has to be credit/debit card?

    Thanks.

  • Meh!

    We'll have the iphone 4 one moth after but with free bumper!

    LMFAO americans gonna be pissed!

  • VancouverBlade

    If I pre-order via the Apple Store do you know if I'll be able to pre-order an upgrade on Fido to pick it up in the store and renew my contract? Or will the only preorders on their site be for the full, unlocked purchase? I'd love to go to a store to buy one but I'm not sleeping there for the night… not sure the Pacific Mall would even allow that.

  • VancouverBlade
  • Why would it mean that? All iPhone 4 in the world bought until Sept 30 will get a free case from Apple.

  • Guest

    He didn't try. I was there. Were you?

  • Ex

    Line up

  • Ex

    Cash is fine.

  • So do you buy the phone from Rogers or Telus or whoever and then contact Apple for a free case? Does Apple provide the telcos with cases to give to each new customer?

  • Ex

    Speak to your carrier

  • Ex

    It's probably going to be all online

  • Khanh

    Well, I'm not sure how long line-ups will be. I'm not willing to get in line and wait for hours. Do you think that will be the case when the iPhone 4 arrives in Canada?

  • Adam

    Time to start standing in line! :). I'm going to stand in line the morning of I think. I already took a few hours off in the morning.

  • Ex

    Always long lines

  • Matt

    Will the carriers or Apple be doing pre-orders?

    and when will they start taking pre-orders?

  • Mr. Mac

    Ok, can we get an international voice at these presentations? Why were there no specific questions about pricing or preorders put forward during Q&A?
    The lack of mention for preodering suggests there won't be any seeing as they did announce it specifically for the US and said nothing this time.
    Guest who says they were there, why didn't you represent your fellow
    Canadian with some good questions?

  • Khanh

    How much earlier do I need to be before opening hours in hopes to get the model I want?

  • Mary

    Thank you! Just asking because I live in the US and would like to cross the border to get an unlocked iPhone. πŸ™‚

  • websnap

    ll days old? Return it.

  • gtasscarlo

    Over 30 min but trying to return it in exchange hope it'll work

  • Wao

    Any info for the pre-order date ?
    Thanks

  • I think you mean July 30th.

  • Mitch

    Long time reader trying for their first iPhone on July 30th launch. If I pre-order from the Apple store for pick up I have the full day to come in and pick up the phone correct? If they say I have a phone there for me on launch day I will get it that day correct? I might pre-order for pick up from the Apple store which is 2 hours away and also try standing in line at my local Rogers store so if I don't get the phone from Rogers I can just drive the 2 hours to the Apple store and pick up the one I had pre-ordered. Also, when I pre-order the payment doesn't come out until I actually go to the store and buy it right? Sorry for the wall of text, just so many questions and really excited.

  • Hagow

    When I buy my iphone contract free at Apple are they going to set me up with a micro sim so I can test it out or do I need to bring it to Rogers after the phone purchase to get my new micro sim?

  • Where will the unlocked phones be sold? All official carrier stores (Bell, Rogers, Telus, Fido, Virgin) & Apple stores? What about 3rd party resellers like “The Source” and “London Drugs”?

  • Terence0015

    with white??????

  • Definitely standing in line for the iPhone. Anyone one standing in line in Calgary?

  • Roby145

    3 quick questions:

    1. If preorders for in store pick up will be available can I come and pick it up anytime during the day or would I have to wait in line even though I preodered it?

    2. How many hours do you think I should get in line before the store opens so that I can ensure that I get the 16gb middle, doesn't matter if it's white or black?

    3. Last but not least, if you get the phone at an apple store can you get it with a contract for Rogers or would you have to get the unlocked model?

    Thanks in advance for your responees. This is highly appreciated.

  • worthyofed

    I'm not referring to anyone in particular, but sometimes consumers really are just stupid! Grow your own brain and stop believing everything you hear/read.

    This isn't speculation or a new rumor or anything… It's just a simple thought. Even Apple said they will “re-evaluate” before the end of September. So the question being… Will Canada quietly get a batch of re-evaluated iPhones with quiet tweaks or improvements, or will it be the same as all the other? Steve Jobs clearly stated the fact that they want to eliminate this smartphone antenna issue.

    Seriously… I really don't mean to be rude, but smarten up, people! YOU are the ones that are jumping to conclusions and twisting all these sorts of statements into these so called rumors, while poor Gary is sitting there being like “…but, no… That's not what I said!”

  • Mary

    Any idea what the chances are this will be sold out on launch day? Soonest I can make it to Canada is probably by mid-day the Saturday after launch day. I'd rather not make the trip to find it's been sold out.

    Planning to buy at one of the Apple stores in Vancouver FWIW.

    Thanks!

  • Ex

    No one was screaming.
    We just said July 23 and 30.

  • Ex

    No one was screaming.
    We just said July 23 and 30.

  • QN52

    Unlocked phones sold ONLY at Apple Stores and Apple.ca store – all others will be locked to their specific carriers, even if bought “outright” at those stores.

  • Ex

    3 hours

  • Networx

    Both Rogers and the Apple Canada site still say “Coming Soon”. Grrrrrrrrr

  • Wao

    It should be

  • Ex

    You will get a microsim

  • Ex

    Apple store only

  • Ex

    Not on launch day, but launch weekend.

  • Ex

    Not on launch day, but launch weekend.

  • Ex

    You can order unlocked online from Apple or go in store.

    You can go to Fido for a locked iPhone 4.

  • Ex

    You can order unlocked online from Apple or go in store.

    You can go to Fido for a locked iPhone 4.

  • Ex

    1.) anytime

    2.) 3 hours

    3.) you can activate on contract or buy outright unlocked

  • Roby145

    Thank you so much. Any word on when Rogers stores will be opening?

  • Ex

    No. But I wouldn't go there anyway.

  • Mary

    Thank you!

  • Nathanfabiano

    Why not? I live in Niagara Falls and all we have is 1 Rogers and 1 Bell Store, the closest Apple Store is in Toronto.

  • stu

    does anyone know when we will be able to preorder it in Canada?
    and when we do preorder it will we be able to get it on contract?

  • stu

    does anyone know when we will be able to preorder the iphone in canada?
    and will we be able to preorder it on contract through the carrier we want?

  • stephaniee

    do we have to get it in apple? are we not able to preorder it online??!

  • Vartanarsen

    i am too, but dont see why i cant use my credit cards..

  • stephaniee

    does anyone have an idea how much the iphones will cost on contract yet?

  • Meh!

    Why?

  • Roo

    buy through bell and you have 15 days to take it back and get another one.. each time you get a new one its another 15 days.. if it bothers u that much keep taking them back till you get one that isn’t faulty..

  • Roo

    buy through bell and you have 15 days to take it back and get another one.. each time you get a new one its another 15 days.. if it bothers u that much keep taking them back till you get one that isn’t faulty..

  • Winston Sih

    Ex, I'm on vacation until launch weekend Saturday (July 31st, FML). If there aren't pre-orders, what do you think are the chances of me getting an iPhone 4 at the Apple Store on Saturday, one day after launch day? Do you think they'll be sold out?

  • Vartanarsen

    He says below that launch weekend is what you need to worry about, not launch day–but i would get there ASAP on Saturday…i doubt they will survive till Sunday

  • Vartanarsen

    probably similar to US—199/299

  • Vartanarsen

    no pre-orders in Canada

  • Winston Sih

    I was thinking of getting there even before they open on Saturday morning. If not… I'll inquire about their Priority list… I'd rather not wait three weeks though.

  • Jessica

    I really hope that this means the white iphone will be available too….when will we be able to find out? i mean i don't want to stand in the line on the day of the release and they only have the black one?

  • Ex

    No preorder yet

  • Ex

    An Apple Store is infinitely better

  • Vartanarsen

    Launch Meetup: Fairview Pointe Claire, Montreal!!!!!!!!!

    So who wants to join me?????
    2 AM?????????????????????

    Lets start this baby up:)))))

  • Vartanarsen

    yes Jessica, white IP4 because Steve Jobs said it will be available by end of July….(i dont know how much farther into July one could go heheeh)

  • Ex

    No.
    They'll have plenty for launch weekend.

  • SF

    Does anyone know if Best Buy, Future Shop, or other authorized Apple dealers will carry the unlocked iPhone 4 on launch day? My city doesn't have an Apple store πŸ™
    I think it makes sense, since they all had iPads on launch day here in Canada. Can anyone confirm?

  • Sean

    So if I stop after work at the Pacific Centre location on July 30 afternoon I should be able to get an iPhone 4?

  • dm1336

    Apple Retail Store and Apple.ca is the only place to buy the iPhone 4 unlocked. So if you don't have a store close to you just order online.
    Best Buy and Future Shop will only sell you locked phones.

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  • Anthony Totarella

    I'll meet you, but at 5AM(I don't think I can stay awake till 2 πŸ˜‰

    Also, out of all the stores in Montreal, which one do you think will have less people waiting? My guess would probably be Fairview Pointe Claire and Carrefour Laval.

  • krayzed

    I'm so doooooooown

  • Vartanarsen

    asking the wrong person Anthony–I was hoping you would tell me heheh….Im driving from Boston!!! overnight drive..get there by 3 or 4 maybe hehehe–Im crazy

  • Minhtribui07

    Hi there guys, I'm from the US and planning on travelling up to Canada to get an unlocked iphone 4 from an apple store. I have a few questions that I hope someone here on this board can help me answer.

    1. Can a US citizen purchase an unlocked iphone 4 from canada apple store?

    2. if the applestore.ca online does have a pre-order…can i pre-order it as well?

    3. Since it's already unlocked, if I bring it back to the states and there's an update for a new firmware…will my phone be locked or stay unlocked even if i choose to update to the latest firmware? thank you!

  • Ex

    Apple store only

  • Ex

    Yep

  • Ex

    1.) yes

    2.) not as an American.

    3.) stay unlocked.

  • Adrian

    1. Yes if you're at a store. It's like me going to NYC on vacation and buying a ipod

    2. No you will probably need a Canadian mailing address.

    3. once unlocked always unlocked. This is not a jail break phone. It's official unlock from Apple.

  • Adrian

    buy online

  • VancouverBlade

    @ Ex – thanks for taking the time to answer everyone's questions today. Good work.

    @ all the Americans crossing the border to get the phone… can you give us a couple of days to get ours first? πŸ™‚

  • Ex

    I try.

    πŸ™‚

  • SF

    So will it be sort of like pre-order then? Will it deliver on the 30th?

  • Jus

    Does that mean if I already have a sim, I'll have the ability to have 2 phones with one phone number?

  • Ex

    The iPhone uses a microsim. Any non-microsim won't work.
    The iPhone also only accepts one sim.
    You'll get a sim but it doesn't have to be activated.

  • Anthony Totarella

    Ahh kk, going to ask the person on top then.

  • Anthony Totarella

    Ahh kk, going to ask the person on top then.

  • Anthony Totarella

    You think Carrefour Laval will have less people or Pointe Claire, to tell you the truth I didn't even know there was an Apple Store in Pointe Claire

  • worthyofed

    Oh, I see. Are you part of the iPhone engineering team? Do you read minds?

    How do you know this?! It’s very reasonable to think that Apple with quietly make some adjustments if they figure out something better before iPhone 5.

    Nobody is saying there IS going to be. It’s just a thought. Saying that there ISN’T going to be is just as ignorant as saying that IS.

  • worthyofed

    Oh, I see. Are you part of the iPhone engineering team? Do you read minds?

    How do you know this?! It’s very reasonable to think that Apple with quietly make some adjustments if they figure out something better before iPhone 5.

    Nobody is saying there IS going to be. It’s just a thought. Saying that there ISN’T going to be is just as ignorant as saying that IS.

  • Sean

    crazy, I figured it would sell out that morning due to massive lineups. I guess apple stores are going to have tons of stock

  • Carl A.

    try apple ste catherine !

  • Anthony Totarella

    Ste Catherine will probably have the most people, plus waiting outside.

  • Ex

    Just like previous years.

  • Roby145

    Why not? I live in Vaughan, Ontario and I am gonna bike to the rogers store and plus if i do go to an apple storer i'll only be able to get the unlocked one, or would I be able to get one at Apple that is locked to Rogers cause I am eligible for an upgrade and do not wanna pay $700.

    What do you say?

  • Ex

    Apple Stores can do outright, activation and upgrades. They cut dealer stores right out.

    I just like going to the source, Apple Store, for my Apple products.

  • Winston Sih

    So in theory if we go in bright and early on Saturday morning we should get the model/colour we wanted without being turned down?

  • Ex

    In theory, yes.

    Consider this. Apple Stores will likely receive 700-1500+ iPhone units (depending on store) for the launch weekend. This is similar to the iPhone 3GS launch. Considering the number of other retailers (dealers) also selling it, customers will be more or less dispersed. There will be more than enough inventory for launch weekend.

  • Jus

    I know the iP4 only uses a microsim, but what I'm asking is will I still be able to use my other phone at the same time or will they deactivate my sim in my other phone? It would be nice to have 2 phones using the same number. One being the iP4 on the microsim and the other being my 9000 on my original sim.

  • Vartanarsen

    no, activation of 1 sim simultaneously deactives any other SIM on your account phone number

  • Boobs'n'Guns

    Mike in DDO here. What entrance? I already booked the morning off work. Would it be better to go to the fido or rogers store you think? Ps was thinking more like 4 or 5am.

  • Ex

    Yes
    It will be deactivated

  • Eduardocasado

    Hey Guys,
    Do any of you have any idea or information as far as the upgrade goes? how is it gonna work? could we do it through the apple online store like in the USA? is it only going to be through the carrier?

  • Minhtribui07

    Thanks a lot for the fast replied Adrian. Most likely I'll be there on thursday and wait in line to get one.

    So people that will wait in line like myself…do we have to wait until the pre-order customers get their iphone 4 1st than it's our turn? Can you please explain this process to me? I'm asking this because I know the white version is limited and I don't want to drive hours up there to your country and to be told when I'm up that they are sold out of it. Thank you!

  • Minhtribui07

    Thanks ex

  • Vartanarsen

    I dont know!!..hehee we should call mall security and find out …:))))

  • Vartanarsen

    neither Fido nor rogers lol…APPLE store bababoom!!!!

  • Vartanarsen

    yeah, and parking is a bitch , i prefer mall scenario:)))))

  • Vartanarsen

    not this American…who waited to now to get it with the northerners!!! I feel proud to be part of you on July 30!!

  • Vartanarsen

    Hi Ex or Gary: about September 30??

    do you what Stevie meant by saying after September 30, we will re-evaluate? Does he mean instead of free bumpers, they will start coating with non-conductive polymer on the assembly line? If so, we would be past our 30 day refund window to get a new Coated one…August 30 would be the end of that window….. Should we wait?

  • Welcome!

  • JonnyDub

    None yet, but we’re keeping our eyes fixed on Apple’s site.

  • JonnyDub

    None yet, but we’re keeping our eyes fixed on Apple’s site.

  • JonnyDub

    I don’t think the carriers will be but Apple will, at least for the unlocked ones. And the pre-order date hasn’t been announced yet. Stay tuned.

  • JonnyDub

    I don’t think the carriers will be but Apple will, at least for the unlocked ones. And the pre-order date hasn’t been announced yet. Stay tuned.

  • JonnyDub

    If you watch the keynote, it clearly says July 30.

  • JonnyDub

    If you watch the keynote, it clearly says July 30.

  • Ex

    I'm of the thought that Apple will modify the internal hardware, silently, which will vastly improve the antenna issue.

    While your 14-day return will be over, you will still have your standard 1-year warranty (2-year with AppleCare).

  • Vartanarsen

    right, but i asked this question to an apple store employee today, and they told me i wouldnt be able to replace for a new one under the 1 year warranty….have you heard this?

  • Ex

    That's the point of the one year warranty. Don't worry. You'll be able to replace it.

    If the signal is bad, it's considered a defective device.

  • Vartanarsen

    Thanks Ex…now Im definitely getting it!! :))….funny, you always know what to say to make us folk happy:))

  • JonnyDub

    I'm just going to the nearest Rogers store as well. For me its an easy decision: 25 minute drive (to Rogers) or 1 hour drive (to the nearest Apple Store)?

  • JonnyDub

    They will transfer all the info (phone number, etc.) off the old SIM onto the new Micro-sim.

  • JonnyDub

    1. Yup.
    2. Yes, it will be there waiting for you on launch day.
    3. I think so, but I'm not positive.

  • Rioux Alexandre

    second batch mean the second batch to be shipped after usa etc.

  • Mtlscream

    My question is…..
    How does it work for the iPhone 4…..
    If i buy the iPhone 4 (no contract and unlock)… Is it a different box from someone who will buy it at the apple store too with a contract ?
    Let say now we're at 4.0.1 and if i update to 4.1 later…. will my iPhone will stay unlock for sure ?? If i restore, the same ??

    Because i know every iphone (NOW, like from the Genius bar.) are unlock and get lock when you put the simcard in it and connect to iTunes….

    So how the iPhone 4 unlock will be different from that ???

  • Coolfire

    we won’t get preorders… right?

  • Ex

    Same box, sane phone. Just one will be unlocked.

    Yes, it will stay unlocked

    The iPhones from the genius bar are not unlocked. They are locked during the POS process.

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  • Kevin

    LOL steve said that they sold 3,000,000 iphones in the first 3 weeks. So 0.55% of 3,000,000 is around 16500 people…… so in 3 weeks 16,000 people called there phones….. thats a shit load of peopel

  • VancouverBlade

    The 2,983,500 that haven’t reported an issue is a much bigger number of people.

  • Eduardocasado

    How is the upgrade gonna work? is it gonna be through the apple website or do we have to go through the carrier?

  • Chrome262

    if you notice the pre-orders where through ATT, and their server crashed. My bet is if we ever to get to pre-order it will be through the carriers. Now will all of them do it? doubt it. Maybe rogers and bell.

  • Raven

    Hi, yes I have a factory unlocked 3GS. Its the standard apple iphone box. if you upgrade the firmware at any time in the future it will remain unlocked forever, guaranteed. phone can be used with any carrier at any time. I use my US sim card when I go down to the states and then put back my Canadian one upon my return. this is ideal! enjoy

  • Chrome262

    its a bit different with the US. since they have only one carrier its easier to add it to the apple store. While they could do it here in Canada, i don't see them doing it because of the multiple carriers. Who knows though they might. they don't do it with the 3gs.

  • Alexis

    Faulty device, come on. They try to create new way of making things to improve them and most are just bashing on Apple for that? It’s a great product and very small percentage actually got the antenna/reception problem. Instead try to really appreciate the amazing potential of that new device. They’ll fix it I’m not worried and that definitely won’t prevent me from getting one of those the second it’s out! Enjoy great technology stop hating πŸ˜‰

  • Alexis

    Indeed.

  • kc

    the only fix as of now…is the ''bumper'' case…wich is suppose to come free with the iphone 4. in canada anyway.

  • Nando83p

    do you still think the iphone 4 is not going to be sold out in launch day? please answer

  • Tara

    I am leaving for a 6 month trip to austalia on aug 3rd, and i wanna get the iphone 4 before i leave (here's hoping they have enough! lol). my question is… if i buy it at bell or rogers or whatever, on a plan, it will be locked and wont work in australia, but, if i get it at the apple store, will it be unlocked? also, i have heard something about being able to buy the plans from the apple store so that you dont have to pay the full price and you only pay a smaller price if you get the plan, how does that work, and in that case would it be locked? basically im just looking for someone to let me know what i should do in order to buy my phone in canada before i leave so that it will work in aus when i get there, without having to pay the full 699 price. THANKS!

  • JonnyDub

    If you want it to work in Australia, you'll need to get it unlocked from an Apple Store or Apple.ca. It will be locked if you buy it at a carrier store (Rogers, Bell, Telus), so then you'd be screwed with stupid roaming charges if you took it Down Under. The only option, as I see it, is to pay full price ($699 or $799), do a monthly pre-paid plan with Vodaphone or something in Australia, then get on a contract/pre-paid monthly plan with your carrier of choice when you get back to Canada. That's all I got, hope it helps. πŸ™‚

  • Tara

    what happens if i buy my iphone at the apple store with a plan. it is my understanding that you can do that… go into the apple store to buy the phone, and get your contract there too, and it will be at the reduced price. will it be locked or unlocked then? sorry, every time i go into the apple store i get a different answer

  • Ex

    No

  • Ex

    No

  • Ex

    No

  • Ex

    No

  • Ex

    No

  • Ex

    No

  • Ex

    No

  • Ex

    No

  • Ex

    Locked

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  • Zanteogo

    So it looks like unless we are willing to call in sick to work, and wait in line early AND be lucky enough that they have a phone when we reach the front of the line, we are not getting a Iphone 4 for some time.

    No home delivery preorder like in the US?

    Basicly I would be better off getting a dirt cheap 3GS or look at a different smart phone?

    Crappy. I feel like where such second rate customers up here.

  • Zanteogo

    I don't know about this, they have been having major issues with supply with the first round of Iphone 4s. We seem to be second rate customers up here, I think a large amount of phones coming over will be going to the US side to fill pre-orders that have yet to be filled.

    The fact that there has been no sign of pre-ordering up here… does not make me feel good about supply.

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  • Pjagoe

    A letter sent to Apple:

    Hi:
    I never thought I would be writing a complaint letter to you guys, after all I am an ex employee and long time mac user.
    The fact is Apple has really really dropped the ball with the iPhone 4 rollout and availability I for one and not the only one I know are thoroughly disappointed with the canadian launch (I liver here now) of the iPhone 4. While I would love to blame the cell phone providers up here ultimately you guys are the ones who supply the Phones to the providers. The fact that as of August 26th you guys still have a line out the door of people waiting at the Apple Store from 2AM every day trying to get an iPhone, the fact that Rogers and Telus etc.. will not take any orders on their websites, the fact that Rogers employees are just rude to people when you call a store to enquire about iPhone 4 availability ultimately rests on your shoulders. While i appreciate the production problems with the white units and of course the amazing demand the iPhone 4 has received, you guys had 3 years to anticipate for this, plenty of time to ensure stock piles of units to flood the markets when you released them and if you couldn’t supply the foreseeable demand then quite simply those release dates should have been pushed until you did have a good enough supply flow for the demand. You are Apple not Microsoft for a reason. unfortunately that reason on this occasion has become too close in similarity leaving people like me frustrated and disheartened that the legendary service, the surprise and delight, the shock and awe is nowhere to be found, much like the iPhone 4 a month after its release.

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