No unlocked phones sold in retail for Canada

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by canadianpj, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. canadianpj macrumors 6502

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    Did you decide to not pre-order because you wanted to line up and buy your unlocked iPhone 5 at a retail store? Well, unfortunately they neglected to mention retail stores will not (at least at first) be selling unlocked phone in retail. Contract only.

    Thankfully I pre-ordered this time around but in years past I did the line up to make sure I got my phone. This is a horrible idea and I'm thinking has left a lot of people to wait longer than they would have liked.

    Source: http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/iphone...ill-not-sell-unlocked-iphone-5-on-launch-day/

    Source: http://www.apple.com/ca/retail/iphone/
     
  2. singhjeet29 macrumors regular

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    Wow, so I basically lost all chance of getting the iPhone 5 unlocked any time soon. :(

    EDIT: Thanks for the heads up as I was planning to line up at the Apple store
     
  3. canadianpj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would love to know the reason behind this. One would think that up here all of the unlocked phones that people buy are a much higher profit margin. Unless the carriers wanted some sort of assurance that stock would be higher for their customers.
     

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