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Old Oct 4th, 2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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Post The Ultimate Canadian iPhone 4s list of Facts, Details, Info and FAQs

We've created this article / thread to take our time, wade through the clutter of info coming out about the new iPhone to create a "The Ultimate Canadian iPhone 4s list of Facts, Details, Information and FAQs."

If you find any new Canadian specific information about the iPhone 4s, please reply to the forum thread, or drop us a line.

If you have a question, please click the reply button and ask away. As we find 100% factual answers, we'll add them to the list. I will continually update the info in this post as we discover more information about the new iPhone 4s and how it relates to us Canadians.

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View the full iPhone 4s keynote from Apple

Release Dates:

Q. When will iPhone 4s be released in Canada?
A. iPhone 4s will be available in Canada on October 14th

In Canada, Apple will have iPhone 4s available for pre-order on October 7th, at 3:00 AM EST. It will be available in Apple Stores on October 14th at 8:00 AM.

Q. When is iOS 5 going to be released?
A. iOS 5 will be released and available for download on October 12th

Q. When is iCloud's "iTunes Match" Coming to Canada?
A. iTunes matching will be coming to the US on October 12th. Apple is "Working Hard" to bring it to other countries soon.

Q. Will the new "Siri" feature be available in Canada?
A. Yes. Thanks to Jim Dalrymple who at The Loop has confirmed it will be available in Canada. What limitations, if any are not clear at this time.

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Carrier Specific Information:
Information about Canadian telcom carriers will be posted here as details become available:

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Apple:

Apple Store is for Pre-ordering is OPEN:

Apple Store Canada: $649 | $769 | $869 for 16GB | 32G | 64GB respectively on No TERMS. iPhone 4S - iPhone 4 - iPhone 3GS - Buy direct from Apple - Apple Store (Canada)

Limit 2 Per Customer.

Gives you option for AppleCare, but not AppleCare+

It will be available in Apple Stores on October 14th at 8:00 AM on a first-come, first-served basis. Apple claims on their website, "The Apple Retail Store is the best place to buy an iPhone. When you buy your iPhone at an Apple Retail Store, you'll get expert advice and fast activation" in their "iPhone Activation Zone."

Apple will be offering data rate plans from Bell, Fido, Koodoo, MTS, Rogers, Sasktel, Telus and Virgin.

You'll need to bring some ID / Documentation with you to buy a phone from Apple. Apple states:

What to Bring with You
  • Proof of current address
  • Proof of DOB
  • Valid ID issued in Canada by a Canadian Government Agency which includes a photo ID

You will also need to present a second form of ID from the list below:
  • Canadian Credit Card
  • SIN card
  • Provincial ID or Age of Majority Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Native Status Card
  • Senior Citizens Card
  • Armed Forces ID
  • University Student ID
  • Passport
  • Wireless Invoice (for upgrades)

Apple reminds you to sync your current phone one last time before you come into the store.

If you wish to purchase a SIM Free iPhone, an advance reservation is required. (Reservation link is now working, but as of 9:26 AM, October 7th, showing no iPhone's available) Limit two iPhones per transaction. A government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation is required to pick-up your iPhone. Please arrive at the time and date selected during your reservation, otherwise the reservation will be cancelled.

More details from Apple.

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Bell:

Bell Pre-ordering is up.

Pricing: $159 | $269 | $369 for 16GB | 32G | 64GB respectively on 3 year terms for iPhone 4S.

$649 | $769 | $869 for 16GB | 32G | 64GB respectively on No TERMS.

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Fido:

Fido Users will be able to reserve an iPhone 4s on October 7th through their reservation system at http://fido.ca/myaccount

The registration system will be open Friday, October 7th at 6:00 AM EST.



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Koodo: - No information yet.

MTS: - No information yet.

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Rogers:

Reservations:

The registration system will be open Friday, October 7th at 6:00 AM EST.

"Reserve the new iPhone on October 7th! Because you're a valued customer we'd like to let you know that you will be able to reserve the new iPhone online through our Rogers Reservation System on October 7th! On that day sign into your My Rogers account at rogers.com/myrogers, click Device Reservation & follow the prompts to reserve."

A $40 (+ taxes) refundable reservation fee will be applied to hold the device. It will be shipped to the location of your choice and we’ll let you know when it arrives.

Rogers has more iPhone 4s information on their RedBoard:

How much will the Apple iPhone 4S be?

Apple iPhone 4S 16GB
  • $649 device only
  • $159 with select 3 yr Terms

Apple iPhone 4S 32GB
  • $749 device only
  • $269 with select 3 yr Terms

Apple iPhone 4S 64GB
  • $849 device only
  • $369 with select 3 yr Terms

How do I upgrade my existing device?

Earlier this year, we made it easier for all customers to upgrade to the latest device of their choice. Our new “early upgrade” program gives you the added freedom and flexibility to upgrade your device as early as six months into your existing contract term.

How can I check my eligibility for a device upgrade?

We will soon launch an online tool to help you calculate your hardware upgrade.

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SaskTel: - No information yet.

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Telus:

- Telus has added a splash image to their website saying iPhone 4s will be available on October 14th.

They will offer online reservations at 3:00 AM EST.

Pricing: $159 | $269 | $369 for 16GB | 32G | 64GB respectively on 3 year terms for iPhone 4S.

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Virgin:

Virgin Mobile Canada is up for pre-ordering.

Same pricing as others, but they also offer their "Tab" offering.

Pricing: $159 | $269 | $369 for 16GB | 32G | 64GB respectively on 3 year terms for iPhone 4S.

$649 | $769 | $869 for 16GB | 32G | 64GB respectively on No TERMS.

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Wind Mobile:
A. As Wind Mobile uses the AWS "Spectrum" it will not work with the new iPhone 4s. The iPhone 4s works on the GSM and CDMA spectrums.

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Hardware Specifications:
Information about iPhone 4s Hardware as it becomes available:

Q. What wireless spectrum does iPhone 4s use?
A. iPhone 4s will work on both GSM and CDMA spectrums.

Q. What colours are available?
A. iPhone 4s will be available in White and Black.

Q. What storage sizes are the iPhone 4s available in?
A. iPhone 4s will be available in 16GB | 32GB | 64GB Capacities.

Q. What processor(s) will the new iPhone 4s run on?
A. iPhone 4s will run a dual core A5 processor.

Q. What display will it use?
A. iPhone 4s will have a Retina display that is 3.5" in size with 960x640 pixels. 800:1 Contrast ratio.

Q. What's the specs on the camera?
A. iPhone 4s has a 8-megapixel, autofocus camera with an LED flash. It records video in HD (1080p) at 30 frames per second. Recording quality is assisted by Video stabilization. The front facing camera is still only VGA quality at 30 frames per second.

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Good ideas.

I think the first thing people will want to know (for the next few hours) is that until announcements are made by Apple, nothing is official.

And that those announcements start today at 10 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST.

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Will any of these things work on the Wind Mobile (i.e., T-Mobile) network?
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Nope. Wrong spectrum.
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Nope. Wrong spectrum.
As of yet, new iPhone has not been announced and there are no details yet (However likely or unlikely). This thread is just for official facts and details.
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No iPhone 5 yet, But Apple just announced a new iPod Touch in White or Black
iOS 5 with Retina Display, HD video, and a gyroscope.
Prices are: $199 for the 8GB touch, $299 for the 32 GB, $399 for the 64GB (USD$)
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Apple says the 4S will be 7 times faster than the iPhone 4
(Just announced on the Engadget Live Blog)

Also the Apple 4S will be the only phone that can play Infinity Blade 2 on,
Infinity Blade 2 will debut in December.

This is what dual-core CPU + dual core graphics gets you.
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