This was posted on the iPhone World blog:
A recent CBC News report from Canada sparked a lot of controversy about iPhoneâ€™s future in Canada.
The CBC News report stated that CBC was told by a Rogers Wireless customer representative that it has not announced any plans to carry the iPhone in Canada, yet. A lot of reputable sites, including Apple Insider (which we really like, but still think is not Canadian enough), carried this information as truthful.
However, we here at iPhoneWorld.ca did not buy this report, as previously a Rogers Wireless customer representative told us via e-mail that Rogers will be the sole exclusive Apple iPhone carrier in Canada.
Hence, just today, on April 6th 2007, weâ€™ve made a call to Rogers Wireless regarding the CBC report. Rogers Wireless customer representative Amanda, (1-877-764-3772), told us the following.
According to Amanda (whose last name we were unable to get due to Rogers policies), â€œWe [Rogers Wireless] are going to offer the iPhone in Canadaâ€¦ Weâ€™re just unsure of the exact release date.â€œ
Therefore, weâ€™d like to forward this information to all our Canadian readers. This is not the first and not the last time CBC was wrong, while the iPhone will certainly be brought to Canada by Rogers Wireless. Rumor squashed!
Additionally, weâ€™ve contacted CBC News to try and make them aware of their error, but they never got back to us.