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Fido iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Start, Only 16GB Models Available [Update]

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Fido kicked off their iPhone 5 pre-orders this morning, but their customers were in for a bit of a surprise. Only 16GB models were available, much to the disappointment of their customers (screenshot via @i0livier):

According to this Fido forums thread, customer service agents explain their “reasoning” for the shortfall of model availability:

“Apple is holding back the 32gb and 64g from all Canadian carriers”

This clearly seems to be misinformation as all other Canadian carriers such as Telus, Bell, Virgin and Rogers have offered iPhone 5 pre-orders in 32GB and 64GB capacities.

Maybe Fido assumes those upgrading will want to use their Fido Dollars towards iPhone 5 upgrades, and are sticking with 16GB models only? We’ll reach out to Fido for further comment.

Update (9:16AM) –  Fido tells us via email why the 16GB iPhone 5 is only available:

Based on customer feedback and preference, we have added the most popular version of the iPhone to our lineup.

Update 2: (4:01PM): Fido has emailed us to inform you 32GB and 64GB models are now available in the Fido Reservation System:

iPhone 5 32 and 64 GBs are being added to the Fido Reservation System as of 7 p.m. EDT tonight.

Update 3 (Sept. 19th): According to emails received, Fido orders have started to ship.

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