Tagged: where to buy

Where to buy an iPhone 4S in Canada

Despite the initial disappointment that the iPhone 4S didn’t turn out to be the iPhone 5, the new smartphone from Apple is garnering praise from the media as a worthy successor to the iPhone 4 and must-have upgrade for those still using iPhone 3G and 3GS models.

And, as has been the case with nearly every iPhone and iPad release since 2007, eager buyers have been lining up at Apple Store locations around the world. Even Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak got in on the action, despite already having his own iPhone 4S which was delivered to his home.

Given this enthusiasm, it’s a good bet that inventory levels at Apple stores in Canada will be depleted quickly and buyers may not get the model they have their hearts set on.

But the good news with the iPhone 4S, when compared to the launch of previous models, is that Apple has made a point of supplying their partners with healthy stocks of the phone so that no one need go home empty-handed.

There’s no question that Apple stores remain the emotional favourite when it comes to buying iPhones – this time around much more so given Steve Jobs’ recent passing. But if you don’t live near an Apple store, or if their supplies have dwindled by the time you head out to buy, here are your alternatives:

  • Bell World
  • Virgin Mobile
  • The Source
  • Best Buy
  • Future Shop
  • Rogers
  • Fido
  • TELUS
  • Koodo
It’s still strongly recommended that you give a call to your retailer of choice, however, as certain models are bound to be more popular than others. Remember your choices are: Black or White and memory of 16, 32 or 64GB.
Typically, the pricing on new contracts looks like: $159.95 for the 16GB model, $269.95 for the 32GB model and $369.95 for the 64GB model for 3-year terms.
If you want to buy one unlocked, without a contract however, you’ll need to go to an Apple store, or order one online.
Happy shopping!
Disclosure: Sync is owned and operated by Bell Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of BCE.
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Where to buy an iPhone 4 in Canada

image courtesy of Apple.com

image courtesy of Apple.com

Every Apple Store will be carrying the iPhone 4 tomorrow (July 30th) in both the locked and unlocked flavours. The doors open at 7 a.m. so if you plan to hit one of the popular locations like Toronto’s Eaton Centre you should probably arrive early.

Shopping online for the iPhone 4 is also an option if you want the unlocked edition.

If you don’t require the full Apple experience, then you’ll be able to grab the iPhone at select Bell World locations and Rogers Wireless outlets. Check out these links for pricing info from all of the carriers:

Bell Mobility

Rogers Wireless

Virgin Mobile

Fido

TELUS

As of the writing of this post, Telus has still not updated their website with pricing information, but it’s a fair assumption  that they will be on par with the other two providers.

Good luck and happy shopping!

Update Jul 30, 9:12 AM EST: BestBuy  and FutureShop are now reporting that they too are carrying the iPhone 4 today and that you can sign up with any of the carriers that support the device (TELUS, Bell, Rogers, Fido, Virgin Mobile).

Update Jul 30, 3:32 PM EST: TELUS now has pricing info as well. Thanks for the tip Joan.

Disclosure: Sync Blog is owned and operated by Bell Canada.