The iPhone 4 launch was a massive hit in the USA and worldwide (600,000 pre-orders on one day). There are iPhone 4 shortages and delays and rumours of a pushed back Canadian iPhone 4 launch. Well, any rumour of a delay has been crushed thanks to an email response from Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs: There is No iPhone 4 Delay for Canada
An iPhoneinCanada.ca reader Luke sent the following email to Steve Jobs–and got a response. He asked if the iPhone 4 launch in Canada would be pushed back to August due to high demand in the US.
Attached is a screenshot below and email headers:
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On Jun 26, 2010, at 4:26 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Has the Canadian iPhone 4 release date been pushed back to august due to such high demand in the U.S.?
So, there you have it. The iPhone 4 is still slated for an “end of July” release in Canada. Given the recent reception issues, are you still going to buy the iPhone 4 when it launches?