Originally Posted by John_Drake
It appears so. Mark my words:There will never be an iPhone in Canada!
That's interesting. I think that NEVER is a stretch, but besides Rogers having the leverage of being the only GSM carrier in Canada, there is the whole Comwave iPhone trademark issue. Apple could easily get around this second issue by naming the Cdn version the [Apple]Phone. Everyone will still call it the iPhone since it is already engrained in pop culture. As for Rogers, I have been hearing that in March something is supposed to be happening, but I am unsure as to the reliablity of the source.
Apple is already selling iPhones to Cdns that really want them and are willing/able to unlock them. There is not a whole lot for either Rogers or Apple to gain from selling the iPhone in a country with a population that is a tenth of the size of the US...hmmm... then again one tenth of 4m is 400,000, so maybe not. Who has the most to lose? Probably Rogers. I'd love to see Telus go GSM because my expereince with them wasn't as bad (note "not AS BAD") as it has been with Rogers/Bell. But that is a number of years and $500m away.
If the 1.1.3 update can be broken, I will be picking one up in Buffalo soon enough. The only thing that is really stopping me at this point is that we're probably only 6 mos. away from an iPhone update (more memory) or a 3G version. I've waited this long. I suppose that I can wait ANOTHER 6 mos. In hindsight, I wish that I bought one back in July. How many iPhone users do you suppose are out there in Canada? I have one co-worker that uses one and I've seen another out and about.