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Canadian iPhone 6 Pre-Order and Launch Guide [u] [STICKY]

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Apple’s iPhone 6 pre-orders go live tonight at midnight PDT/3AM EDT, and thankfully Canada is included. Here’s a quick guide we’ve put together with some of the most popular questions asked by you guys, answered to the best of our knowledge.

Why pre-order the iPhone 6? Can’t I just buy it in store? 

  • Pre-ordering essentially guarantees you’ll get the phone on launch day, but it depends on which route you take. Pre-order an unlocked iPhone 6 from Apple and you get your phone delivered on Sept. 19 for major urban areas. Pop in your existing nano SIM card and you continue on with your cellphone plan as normal.
  • Pre-order from Rogers, Telus and Bell and it’s basically a reservation system that’s first come, first serve based on the number of units they receive. Once you sign a contract or renew, you’ll most likely need to meet the minimum monthly plan requirement for a 2-year iPhone subsidy, which is $80/month from Rogers.

What time does Apple’s pre-order start? 

  • Online pre-orders from Apple.ca start at 12:01AM PDT/3AM EDT, Friday, September 12. That’s tonight.

How much will an unlocked iPhone 6 from Apple cost?

iPhone 6

16GB – $749
64GB – $859
128GB – $969

iPhone 6 Plus

16GB – $859
64GB – $969
128GB – $1079

What’s the limit on iPhone 6 orders?

  • You can order 2 of each iPhone 6 model (i.e. 2 x iPhone 6 and 2 x iPhone 6 Plus), a max of four iPhones per person.

What’s the best way to pre-order an unlocked iPhone from Apple.ca?

What’s the Reserve and Pickup option from Apple?

Will I have to wait in a regular line up for Reserve and Pickup? 

  • No. The Apple Store at Oakridge told us there will be two lines: one for reserve and pickup and another one for the general public. It will be busy so be prepared.

Will I be charged right away online for Reserve and Pickup?

  • No. You will be charged in store. Apple will send you an email once your iPhone 6 is ready to be picked up on Sept. 19. Of course, online quantities will vary for this first pickup date and it’s first come, first served for online reservations.
  • Reserve and Pick Up went live, visit here for the link and discussion

When is the actual iPhone 6 launch? 

  • Apple will launch the iPhone 6 on Friday, September 19. Stores will open at 8AM local time.

When will my iPhone 6 order arrive?

According to Apple’s updated iPhone map, those living in Zone 1 (major urban centres) will have an estimated delivery date of September 19. Do note in all of our previous Apple pre-orders, we have always received shipments on launch days (Vancouver and Victoria).

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To get to this map, add an iPhone to your cart online and a link during checkout will show you this map. Or check your delivery date via postal code here.

What is Apple’s iPhone return policy?

  • 15 calendar days to return for a full refund. Either visit an Apple Store or call customer service to get a prepaid return label.

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What about pre-orders from Rogers, Telus and Bell? What time will they start?

https://twitter.com/RogersMichaelT/status/509759365406945280

  • Fido: Reservations went live early, just past midnight PDT. Navigate over to fido.ca/reserve

What’s the 2-year term pricing for the iPhone 6 models?

The following prices for Bell were leaked earlier:

iPhone 6

16GB – $259.95
64GB – $369.95
128GB – $479.95

iPhone 6 Plus

16GB – $369.95
64GB – $479.95
128GB – $589.95

Here are the official TELUS prices, now live:

iPhone 6

16GB – $265
64GB – $375
128GB – $485

iPhone 6 Plus

16GB – $375
64GB – $485
128GB – $595

You will be required to pay a minimum $80/month to get a full iPhone 6 subsidy on Rogers and Bell. Telus customers require a minimum $70/month plan, while Fido customers with grandfathered plans can qualify with a minimum $60/month (voice + data) spend.

Where else can I pre-order my Rogers, Telus or Bell iPhone 6?

  • Future Shop and Best Buy: pre-orders start at 10AM local time in-store; promo offers 20% off accessories; requires $50 deposit
  • Wireless Wave: they told us they are starting Rogers and Bell pre-orders tomorrow; requires refundable $50 deposit
  • Costco Wireless Kiosks: taking unofficial pre-orders by jotting down names on paper, according to the Guelph location we spoke with on the phone.
  • Try hitting up smaller dealers too, like at London Drugs, The Mobile Shop within Real Canadian Superstores, Tbooth Wireless, any Glentel chain, Walmart, Target, The Source, Staples, etc

What’s cheaper? An unlocked iPhone 6 from Apple or paying a contract with Rogers, Telus or Bell?

Should I buy an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? 

What else do I need to know? 

Update: First iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Ship via UPS

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Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments! We’ll continue to keep this post updated.

PS – Don’t forget to enter to win an iPhone 6 here from our partners at StackSocial!

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