Canada iPhone 6 thread!

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  1. asharahmed macrumors regular

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    This thread is for the Canadian iPhone 6 and preorders, and orders! Talk about whatever
     
  2. rocketkev macrumors member

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    I know the apple store is down but here are the prices to buy the phone without a contract and unlocked
    iphone 6
    $749 (CAD) for the 16GB model
    $859 (CAD) for the 64GB model
    $969 (CAD) for the 128GB model
    iPhone 6 Plus
    $859 (CAD) for the 16GB model
    $969 (CAD) for the 64GB model
    $1079 (CAD) for the 128GB model
    Looks like Canadians are paying a premium compared to our American neighbours, as their pricing is as follows:

    iPhone 6: $649/$749/$849
    iPhone 6 Plus: $749/$849/$949

    Kinda sucks but since our dollar is at .91 currently, the real prices are actually bumped up by roughly 40$ premium.
     
  3. asharahmed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wait, no 32GB? Wasn't the iPhone 5s at $719? Wow.
     
  4. ccolaco macrumors 6502

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    Yup, no 32GB. Was hoping the base model would be 32 as thats the one I wanted. The price bump I expected seeing where our CAD lies... 64GB it is!
     
  5. webitorgal macrumors regular

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    Do we know the contract prices yet? Rogers/Telus/Bell haven't posted, I don't think.
     
  6. ccolaco macrumors 6502

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    My guess is the same as when the 5S launched.

    $229 16GB
    $329 64GB
    $439 128GB
     
  7. choch macrumors newbie

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    Add $100 to those prices. I'd be surprised to see the 128gb iphone6+ at anything less than $599 on a contract.
     
  8. Knuck macrumors newbie

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    Why would anyone pay these crazy prices when there are better alternatives for much less.
     
  9. choch macrumors newbie

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    What exactly are the alternatives?

    1) You can buy it on a 2 year contract for about $500 off the retail price, but your plan will be super expensive to the point that you will pay much more in the end.

    2) You pay more for the hardware outright, but save in the long term by keeping a grandfathered plan off contract.
     
  10. asharahmed thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think he means other phones.
     
  11. wulfin macrumors member

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    $40 isn't too bad.. not worth it to wait til I'm in the US to get one in the spring.

    Sadly, I'm already going to be buying out my rogers contract and going back to Telus (no coverage at the cabin with Rogers even though they supposedly have LTE there..I'm lucky if I can pick up edge). So I'll probably be buying this next phone on contract and then after that start buying off-contract.

    But the $300 to cancel Rogers is going to hurt.
     
  12. asharahmed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know if the unlocked version of the IP6 supports AWS 1700/2100 to work on Wind/Mobilicity?
     
  13. Altis macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure you pay that much more off contract in Canada. At least, with Fido, it's a 10% discount for having your own phone... that doesn't save very much at all. I'm certainly open to suggestions! I don't want to lose my 6 GB / month for $30, either.. ;)

    But seriously... these prices are pretty steep. I think they bumped them up to compensate for our dollar not doing as well.

    The cheapest non-16GB iPhone 6 is about $1000 after tax. :eek:

    When a Nexus 5 can be had for less than half that, it's getting hard to want to spend all that extra money. Or a Lumia 830.
     
  14. choch macrumors newbie

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    Oh my bad, thought this was the iPhone 6 in Canada thread.
     
  15. wulfin macrumors member

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    Newer iphone 5, 5s, and 5c are compatible with Wind, so I would think that the ip6 would be :)

    According to this they are: http://www.apple.com/iphone-6/specs/
     
  16. asharahmed thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is. Maybe a hater

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    Great! Get Express Checkout ready! :p
     
  17. houssein31 macrumors regular

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    Do you guys think they ship to canada as fast as they do in the US? I mean if I preorder it as soon as its available (12am), is it likely that I will receive it on launch date like someone in the US would?
     
  18. jmv macrumors newbie

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    US vs Canada iPhone 6

    Is this a joke ? Why such a big difference between the borders ?

    store.apple.com
    iPhone 6 4.7-inch from $199
    iPhone 6 Plus 5.5-inch from $299

    store.apple.ca
    iPhone 6 4.7-inch from $749
    iPhone 6 Plus 5.5-inch from $859
     
  19. icowboys macrumors newbie

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    Those are contract prices (US store).
     
  20. asharahmed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes you will receive it on the 19th.
     
  21. jmv macrumors newbie

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    I see. Misleading starting prices since no contract prices available in Canada.
    Anyone knows which Canadian carrier will provide contract prices and when ?
     
  22. Ferrarienzo macrumors newbie

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    My math

    Hi,

    I spent a whole morning just to calculate what is the better option for
    1) Buy out the phone out right
    2) Contract

    My conclusion is I will going for subsidies if I sell my phone on Kijiji and upgrade my phone every year.

    Here is my math, hope you understands my English and my explanations
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    Saving
    Subsidies price = $239
    Rogers subsidies $510 for a 2 years contract, , which is $21.25 a month.
    After 1 year, my phone balance is $255

    Additional cost
    My corporate monthly plan is $50, I called Rogers and they said the 2 years contract for iPhone 6 is a minimum of $60, which mean I will be paying additional $10 per month, $120 per year + tax

    Which mean after 1 year
    I sell my iPhone 6 for $400, buy the new iPhone 7 for with subsidies $270 (with tax), pay my balance $290 (with tax), 10 dollars additional monthly fee for a year, I end up paying additional $270 + 290 + 130 - 400 = $290

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    If buying the phone out right
    yes, I am saving my monthly plan, for $10 a month, $120 a year, but I don't get the subsidies benefits which is $21.25 per month

    The extra I paid for the phone and the fact that unlocked phone doesn't sell much higher than locked phone. I think I am willing to pay this premium for new phone every year ! Does my math makes sense ?
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  23. asharahmed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Makes sense.
     
  24. loybond macrumors regular

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    If you can upgrade ever year and remain on a decent plan, that's the best option. You can even get your provider to unlock it for $50 after 3 months.

    I have the TBay $50 plan so buying outright is the only option if I want to keep this plan (or spend an extra $30/mo? No thanks!). But the plus 64GB, that b1itch is gonna be over a grand with tax!

     
  25. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    I have the TBay $50 plan as well (though Virgin) so I'll be buying outright to keep that deal. I also want the 64GB 6+ so it looks like my credit card will be hurting next week :D
     

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