Canada will be among the lucky 22 countries that will get shipments of the 3G iPhone on July 11. The new iPhone was announced today by Steve Jobs. It will have 3G connectivity, GPS and A-GPS and, of course, the iPhone 2.0 software will come free. The lucky 22 territories are:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US.
The new iPhone will sell for $199 for the 8GB version and $299 for the 16GB. In Canada those prices are with a 3-year term and in the US on AT&T with 2-year contract. It's cheap, it has 3G and GPS. What more can you ask for?
Rogers Press Release
WWDC SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications and Apple(R) today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone(TM) 3G will be available in Canada on July 11. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.
"Rogers has a long history of bringing Canadians the very best in wireless services, networks and handset innovations," said Rob Bruce, president, Rogers Wireless. "With iPhone 3G, we will provide our customers with an amazing mobile experience over Canada's fastest wireless network."
"We're excited to be working with Rogers to bring iPhone 3G to Canada," said Tim Cook, Apple's COO. "We can't wait to get this revolutionary phone in the hands of even more people around the world." iPhone 3G will operate on Rogers' High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) wireless network, the fastest mobile network in Canada. HSPA is nationally available in the top Canadian urban centers from Vancouver to Halifax, covering more than 60 percent of the population. iPhone 3G will also operate on Roger's coast-to-coast GSM/EDGE network, proven to be the country's most reliable wireless network. Starting July 11, iPhone 3G will sell for $199 for the 8Gb model and $299 for the 16Gb model, on a three-year plan. More details on price plans and retail availability will be available soon.