We previously reported that Apple will be launching the iPhone 4 in Canada on July 23rd, as this rumoured date is when employees were not allowed to book time off. Some new developments have emerged. Our tipster has updated us that employees who had originally been denied a day off on the 23rd have now had their holiday requests fulfilled.
Spanish Carrier Movistar Tweets a July 28th iPhone Launch
Some further developments have emerged in Spain when Spanish carrier Movistar tweeted that the iPhone 4 will be available on July 28th.
This day would fall on a Wednesday, which is not a “typical” day Apple would launch a new product. Usually all iPhone launches happen on Fridays (except this year’s iPhone 4 launched on a Thursday in the USA). Here’s a look back in time:
iPhone 2G (USA only): Friday, June 29th, 2007
iPhone 3G: Friday, July 11, 2008
iPhone 3GS: Friday, June 19th, 2009
iPhone 4 (USA+others): Thursday, June 24, 2010
iPhone 4 (Canada+others): Thursday/Friday, July ?, 2010
There’s been some recent chatter from our sources that the launch has indeed been delayed, as the July 23rd date is looking less likely to happen. The launch is slated for either for July 28th as tweeted by Movistar, or July 30th, the remaining Friday in July.
Steve Jobs even confirmed via email that the iPhone 4 has not been delayed in Canada (don’t forget our iPhone 4 price predictions). The second batch of countries are slated to receive the iPhone 4 by the “end of July”. Time is running out in July, which means the iPhone 4 is just around the corner. As for iPhone 4 pre-orders, we could hear something very soon from Rogers (as discovered by Chantelle Joy!), Telus and Bell.
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