Best Buy Canada Rogers/Fido Off-Contract iPhone 3G S Pricing -- $699/$799
Yeah. Ouch. But that's what BGR's Canadian ninja are reporting. These are Best Buy inventory prices, but it's hard to imagine Rogers/Fido stores charging less what with the exchange rate and typically Canadian shipping overages added.
Any Canadians (besides me) lining up for an off-contract iPhone 3G S this Friday? Does the price change things? How about those of you getting the full subsidy? Happier now?
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I'll be waiting a year for the next iPhone to be released.
Definitely DEFINITELY not getting the 3GS now. Wow that's totally unfair. We get shafted in every way by apple, no pre-orders, when the US gets price-cuts on MBPs we don't get them.. It's just bullshit.
And it's not just Canada. To be an apple user in any country other than the US really REALLY sucks.
The iPhone 3G extended warrantee isn't even available here. WTF?
I think its because Apple knows they could not possibly keep up with demand if every one of 17million users decided to upgrade.
So they hold prices high till they get ahead of the curve a bit. They have a sequence of multi-country roll-outs to manage and I doubt their contract manufacturing plants can handle the load.
Definately locked fido/rogers.
if not will i be able to get ahold of a unlocked version.