Why? Because Canadians (aka digital peasants) can’t buy an iPhone in Canada because none of the carriers sell them.
But wait! There’s hope for us who live without. Rogers plans to introduce the iPhone to Canada….”later this year”.
Yes, we will be getting the iPhone but, in a cruel twist, our only GSM carrier won’t tell us when. Here’s a statement from wireless domo Ted Rogers.
“We’re thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada later this year. We can’t tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned.”
How should we react? Excited that it’s coming? Disappointed we still have to wait an indeterminable amount of time? Pissed that we still don’t have the iPhone?
One more thing: as much as we all want to get excited about the iPhone, let’s see what kind of data packages that ARPU-happy Rogers offers.
Update: AT&T is apparently going to sell the 3G version of the iPhone for $199 with a two-year plan. I wonder if Rogers is willing to match those kind of prices?