iPhone: What about Canada?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Voidness, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    Did Apple say anything about the release date in Canada? I couldn't find anything.

    As for who they're going to partner with, It's obvious that they'll have to go with Rogers/Fido. They're the only GSM providers in Canada as far as I know.
     
  2. Madmic23 macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't see anything about Canada either. I'm still hoping you might be able to get an unlocked version of the phone to run on the Rogers network, but we'll see.
    This this beats the crap out of my Sony Ericson w810i
     
  3. myshoeshurt macrumors regular

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    Yeah... they wouldn't go with Bell Canada. I'm on Fido anyways, so here's to hoping!:D
     
  4. Voidness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did read somewhere that the iPhone will be sold in Apple Stores in the US, but it's probably locked to Cingular.

    I have a Sony Ericsson K800i, I'm pretty happy with it now though :)
     
  5. adamyoshida macrumors regular

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    I was ready to buy one - but it'd have to have much, much more storage before I'd shell out. I think that my 30 Gig 5G is much too small for video (and, for that matter, my music library has grown to 10+ Gigs too in the last few years). Heck, my 5G is more than a year old!

    I was hoping to replace by 5G and Blackberry with a single device. But, even if I got the iPhone, I'd still want to carry my 5G, so...

    Now I'm hoping that a 6G will come out soon. I'd love a widescreen video iPod.
     
  6. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    Okay, so what possible reason could they have for delaying it that far in Canada? I really don't get it. Moves / TV I understand issues but are you telling me Rogers is saying "Nahh, we're not sure, we'll wait and think about it".

    Especially on the chance to stick it to Bell & Telus?
     
  7. tvguru macrumors 6502

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    My interpretation on the article is that he got confirmation of them going to offer it to Canadians :D, but wouldn't tell him a release date. He was just speculating the release date based on his previous observations of smart phones transitioning from the states to Canada. However, the BB Pearl was available the same month. (Maybe even same week, I forget.)
     
  8. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I could tell you several reasons:
    1. Special tweaks to the network are probably required to get the features to work (voicemail). They may have only worked this out with Cingular.

    2. Canadian-FCC(or whatever it is called) approval time might be different.

    3. Special contract with Cingular that Apple can't sell it to any other network for a limited time?
     
  9. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    I would assume same day.

    Otherwise the outcry from the Canadian press would be something awful...
     
  10. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Saw an interestin article in the Toronto Metro Today

    Here's the article I saw and couldn't help but think of this thread.
    In the article it also quotes statistics like 45% of households download music, and 25% view videos online, like on YouTube.

    Personaly I'm kind of neutral on the whole deal... I'm not really in the market for a new cellphone so I can wait to get my iPhone. For AppleTV I really need more information on what can/can't be done with one before I consider buying it.

    From a corporate perspective, this isn't the cleanest product roll-out ever. If you are going to launch a product it's one thing to come out as soon as possible; but when you don't have the supporting infrastructure ready in a number of eager markets you are going to rub consumers the wrong way.

    BTW who's up on thier MWSF history? Is this the first time they've "lauched" products that aren't even availible yet anywhere?
     

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