Telus tells us to expect the Apple iPhone 5 up north on October 1st

Telus tells us to expect the Apple iPhone 5 up north on October 1st
A leaked document from Canadian carrier Telus tells us about an October 1st launch date for the Apple iPhone 5 up north. The documents, seen by the guys at BGR, includes launch dates for other devices and all seem like solid dates. However, we must take into consideration that historically, Apple has had the iPhone rolled out on a Friday evening and October 1st will fall on a Saturday this year.

As always, it is expected that the Apple iPhone 5 would launch first in the States. However, if there is a change this time, we could see the unit simultaneously launched in both the U.S. and Canada. The guys at BGR say they have seen an internal Telus document that lists the October 1st Apple iPhone 5 launch date for the carrier along with release dates for other models. Because the dates for these other phones match what BGR says it has heard from its sources, it would seem to clinch the validity of the document. As far as a Saturday launch is concerned, one of BGR's tipsters adds that it is the busiest day of the week for mobile retailers and that it is not "unrealistic" to expect a Saturday launch of the Apple iPhone 5.

source: BGR

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1. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Steve just release the damn thing already

2. bernie unregistered

can't wait!

15. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

for real, I'm dying over here

3. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

The iPhone has a larger market share in Canada than the US. I think it is due to the fact that the iPhone is available on all 3 major carriers in Canada plus a number of subsidiaries and other carriers. We use GSM mostly unlike the US where CDMA is used by a number of carriers. I wonder if this influenced Apple's decision to release it earlier in Canada than the US. Canadians have always been complaining that we get products much later than other countries. I'm glad that this is not the case this time around with the iPhone.

8. Not So unregistered

Larger Market Share??? Sorry ... no. The population of Canada could fit into the state of New York. Sorry to burst your bubble. It is all about money ... that is why Canada is later versus earlier.

10. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

13. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

There is a larger percentage of iPhone/iOS users in Canada than in the U.S. I don't mean total phones. I mean the percentage within the country. If you are talking total phones, of course the US has more since it has almost 9 times the population of Canada.

19. Not So unregistered

Again, its all about the money. Okay, so relatively speaking more Canadians have an iPhone. As a business though ... do I sell 5 iPhones to Canada or 1000 in the US? I may be exaggerating a bit, but you get my point. A business is going to sell where it has more customers first. Canada will always be last. I mean no disrespect, I was raised in Canada, but the population counts speak for themselves.

12. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

Yea the biggest carrier in Canada has less then 10 million. California has more iPhones then your whole country

4. drodriguezsd

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Apple = USA = other countries last. F canada, the US will get it first.

5. darth8ball

Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

The Great White North, the perfect place for the idiotPhone. The Mackenzie brothers are about the intelligence of the iPhone consumer. LMFAO

6. pete7625

Posts: 86; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

How about you troll somewhere else. Or maybe perhaps get a life. Either one of those options would suffice nicely.

7. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

coming from the place thats needs loans from china

11. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Idiotphone ha good one my android using brother. I see now why people say android users are more intelligent and iPhone users are sheep.

9. fatgurl23 unregistered

@not so ok that just made u sound f**kinqq ignorant. All of Canadas population cannot fit in the state of new york cuz ny is fukinqq small maybe texas would be more credible cuz Texas is one of the biggest states there is. I know some people are gonna thumb me down i don't give a shyt its the truth no so is a dumbazz

18. Not So unregistered

I think you need to Google the population of Canada and the population of the state of New York. You might even surprise yourself ;) (I am not talking about land size ... I am talking about people count)

14. AMS05189@ unregistered

He said the POPULATION of NY DUMB F**k....and they wouldn't release the iPhone on a "Saturday" ever.

17. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Why do you guys have fandroids vs iSheep wars all the time ? Its entertaining for me to read, as im a MeeGo / bada fan : )

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