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    iPhone in Canada
    Does anybody knows when the iPhone will be available in Canada?

    Also, there is a software for unlocking an iPhone. I heard it will unlock the phone feature, but won't be helpful for the wireless connectivity. Is it true?

    There is no news of having the iPhone any time soon, so I might buy it from the states and use it here, in Canda.

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    Be sure it will actually work, since the updated has re-locked and bricked some phones. As long as the phone is "unlocked", meaning you can actually use it, the wireless should work whether you have cell connectivity or not.
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    First, go here for all the Canada iphone news but tread lightly and search lots first. They tend to get annoyed with iphone questions. iphones were working in canada before the update wireless and all, but data is a killer. Rogers charges about 1400 bucks per 512 mb of data.

    I am not putting any money on it coming to the great white north. (I've been wrong before though). We have one provider that can handle the iphone and they don't typically play nice with anyone.

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    MacDailyNews has a link to a rumour that Canada will get the iPhone in two weeks and that it will cost $799!

    Since the converging values of the Canadian and U.S. dollars (Canada's was worth $1.03 U. S. recently) at this writing the Canadian dollar is worth .998 cents U.S. and if this rumour is worth more than the paper it's written on, $799 would be outrageous. But the deal is with Rogers Cable, so I suppose anything is possible with that outfit.

    I hope Apple won't be one of those many businesses fleecing consumers by not lowering the prices of imported goods being purchased with a dollar at virtual par with that of the U.S. The news media in Canada has been all over this story.

    Apple store Canada

    Apple store U.S.

    Apple and Rogers would have a lot of 'splainin' to do if iPhones cost $799.

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    Very wierd how a high end clothing store will sell electronics.... and I thought Apple always want a share of the plans that people sign with their contract... I mean its the same with AT&T and O2... so this doesn't make sense that Apple will do with HR which isn't even a service provider. Using this phone on Rogers w/o a competitive data plan like AT&T will not make use to the full potential of this device, so I can't see how Apple is partnering up with HR. Unless HR just ordered a ton of iPhones through Apple and just reselling it in Canada all on its own hoping to rack a profit of $400/phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Study View Post
    MacDailyNews has a link to a rumour that Canada will get the iPhone in two weeks and that it will cost $799!

    Since the converging values of the Canadian and U.S. dollars (Canada's was worth $1.03 U. S. recently) at this writing the Canadian dollar is worth .998 cents U.S. and if this rumour is worth more than the paper it's written on, $799 would be outrageous. But the deal is with Rogers Cable, so I suppose anything is possible with that outfit.

    I hope Apple won't be one of those many businesses fleecing consumers by not lowering the prices of imported goods being purchased with a dollar at virtual par with that of the U.S. The news media in Canada has been all over this story.

    Apple store Canada

    Apple store U.S.

    Apple and Rogers would have a lot of 'splainin' to do if iPhones cost $799.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacsniper View Post
    Very wierd how a high end clothing store will sell electronics.... and I thought Apple always want a share of the plans that people sign with their contract... I mean its the same with AT&T and O2... so this doesn't make sense that Apple will do with HR which isn't even a service provider. Using this phone on Rogers w/o a competitive data plan like AT&T will not make use to the full potential of this device, so I can't see how Apple is partnering up with HR. Unless HR just ordered a ton of iPhones through Apple and just reselling it in Canada all on its own hoping to rack a profit of $400/phone.
    If HR just ordered a bunch of iphones without dealing with Rogers then they would have to sell them unlocked. And we know how well unlocked phones are turning out. I can't believe that this rumor made it to any credible sites.

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    How about Australia..does any one know when/if iphone's coming out

    i know its unlocked and able to work on several aus networks but the only way ive found to get one is ebay..

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