For Canadians looking to get their hands on a new iPhone 5, there will be no shortage of carriers to choose from. Along with the big three, a lot of their subsidiary providers will be on board as well for the launch.
Bell, TELUS, Rogers, Fido, Koodo and Virgin Mobile in Canada will be kicking off their preorder events starting on September 14th with the iPhone 5 officially shipping on September 21st. When it comes to pricing, the iPhone 5 will take over the previous generations iPhone 4S price points, assuming you're not making use of any special upgrade offers from the carriers:
- $199 for 16GB
- $299 for 32GB
- $399 for 64GB
If you're looking to go unlocked directly from Apple, you'll need to pay out a quite a bit more. $699 for the 16GB, $799 for the 32GB and $899 for the 64GB respectively. It's also important to note that there could be other carriers lined up as well, as the above listed are the ones offering LTE.
The iPhone 5 destined for Canada is actually the A1428 model meaning it will work on other carriers who but it not have LTE available to it unless they LTE service and offer the band used by the iPhone 5.
Rogers customers will be able to use the Rogers reservation system to get their hands on the iPhone 5 while Bell customers will be able to order online and in-stores. TELUS at this time hasn't laid out their plans as of yet, but that info should be along shortly and we'll update accordingly.