Last week, Simon insisted that he wouldn’t be getting an iPhone when it’s introduced this week to Rogers’ lineup. Turns out he’s not alone – 52,000 people have signed a single online petition, and there are more petitions out there. There were rumours – now debunked – that Rogers was blocking access to the petition site.
The rumour mill has really started to spin out of control, though, with stories about Apple’s response. First, there were stories that the company was limiting Canada’s supply to punish Rogers – leading to thousands of job cuts among Rogers temp staff who had been hired to move the phones on Friday morning. There are further rumours that Apple stores will not be selling the iPhone and locking customers into those expensive three year plans.
All of this stuff should be taken with a grain of salt, of course: CTV says there’s nothing to either of them. Apple’s product launches always come with a healthy dose of rumours, most of which turn out to be completely off base.
Meanwhile, the first reviews of the new phone are available.