Knowing the iPhone price in Canada would certainly help you get the best deal, since everyone loves the iPhone, which is truly one of the best smartphones ever created to date. There are generally two main categories of iPhone prices that you would need to know, which is getting the iPhone at a price without being under any carrier’s plan, or at a price under contract from one of the major carriers.
When you purchase the iPhone at a price without plan, you are essentially getting an unlocked iPhone, which is not ‘locked’ to any carrier’s plans. The unlocked iPhone is basically SIM-free, which gives you the freedom to pick and choose from any worldwide GSM carrier that supports iPhone plans with micro-SIM cards. This is the best arrangement if you’re a frequent international traveller, or if you have the wonderful iPhone on your gift list. Giving the unlocked iPhone is more practical since it allows the lucky receiver to choose their own plan.
The best source of buying the unlocked iPhone in Canada is directly from the Apple Retail Stores, or online on the Apple Store itself. The cheapest budget option is the unlocked iPhone 3GS 8GB in Black for $375. This was the top-selling model in 2009-2010 just before the iPhone 4 came out with its Retina Display. Though it’s almost 2 ½ years old now, it’s still compatible with the latest iOS 5, and is probably the best budget option available for owning an iPhone.
Taking it a step upwards is the unlocked iPhone 4 8GB at $549, which is available in either Black or White color choices. This is the smartphone that revolutionized the world last year with its record-setting Retina Display, along with boosting the speed of the world’s smoothest and most slick touchscreen interface ever known. For larger memory capacities, this would bring you to the latest iPhone 4S that was just released in last October 2011.The 16GB model is priced at $649, which can be doubled up to 32GB for $749, and doubled once again to the new maximum of 64GB at $849. The iPhone 4S packs the same Retina Display, but has even greater speed with the same A5 chip from the iPad 2, followed by a new 8MP camera that shoots 1080p video, and a new voice assistant Siri.
Generally, the iPhone price in Canada is naturally more costly for the unlocked versions, compared to the prices under contracts. So let us now turn to the iPhone prices under 3 major carriers in Canada: Bell, Rogers Wireless, and Telus Mobility. Rogers was the first carrier to offer the iPhone 3G (2nd generation) back in July 2008, with Bell and Telus Mobility joining the iPhone fray in November 2009 with the iPhone 3GS (3rd generation).
Under Rogers Wireless, the iPhone Price in Canada starts off at FREE ($0) for the iPhone 4 8GB Black under a 3-year plan. The plans range in price from $52.35/month for 200 minutes, unlimited messages and 500MB data, $62.35/month with a range of 3 choices and featuring 200 minutes with 2GB data as 1 of the 3 choices, and finally $72.35/month for 500 minutes with 1GB data. As for the latest iPhone 4S, prices are discounted to as low as $159 for the 16GB model, $269 for the 32GB, and $369 for the 64GB, with all 3 models in Black. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S can also be purchased without contract at the same prices as found in the Apple Store.
As for the 2nd carrier Bell and taking Ontario as a sample region, you can get the iPhone 3GS 8GB model for FREE under a 3-year contract as well, with a choice of any combination of voice and data plans to total at least $50/month. There is a $50/month plan which provides you with 200 minutes call time and 500MB of data. Moving up to the iPhone 4, there is a choice of the downsized 8GB model at $49.95, or the 32GB model for $199.95 under the same minimum plan of $50/month. There are also pricier plans at $65/month for 300 minutes and 2GB of data, of if you’re a real power user, $100/month for 1000 minutes and 4GB data. Coming to the almighty iPhone 4S, the 16GB model goes at $159.95, 32 GB for $269.95, and 64GB for $369.95 under the standard 3-year plans at a minimum $50/month.
Finally coming to the 3rd carrier Telius Mobility, the cheapest budget option is the iPhone 3GS for FREE under a minimum 2-year term at a minimum $50/month. The standard $50 plan provides you with 200 minutes and 500MB data, with a $65 plan of 300 minutes and 1GB data, and finally a $100 plan for 600 minutes and 5GB data. Under similar plans, the iPhone 4 8GB can be obtained at $49, the iPhone 4S 16GB at $159, 32GB at $269, and 64GB at $369.
Overall, there is a wide range of options to choose from in considering the iPhone price in Canada, whether you decide to get an unlocked iPhone or a standard locked one bound to a carrier’s contract. Choosing the latter would give you a cheaper upfront cost, though most of the contracts in Canada can be lengthy at 3 years. At the end of the day, you would still need a voice and data plan of some sort whichever option you choose, since the iPhone is such a “smart” smartphone that definitely requires a data plan for using all its powerful internet functions.
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