Here’s the iPhone 5C and 5S pricing for Canadians

Daniel Bader

September 10, 2013 2:28 pm

The iPhone 5C and 5S are coming to Canada on September 20th, and here is the outright pricing and availability. The iPhone 5C will be available for pre-order on September 13th, while the 5S will only be available for online and in stores on September 20th. It appears that the iPhone 5S will not be available for pre-order at all.

iPhone 5C

16GB: $599
32GB: $719

It will be available in white, yellow, red, blue and green.

iPhone 5S

16GB: $719
32GB: $819
64GB: $919

It will be available in white, Space Grey and gold.

iPhone 4S

8GB: $450

It will be available in white and black.

Looks like the new products will be considerably more expensive than their US counterparts. For example, the iPhone 5C 16GB is $549 unlocked; the iPhone 5S 16GB is $649. That’s $50-$70 more expensive in Canada.

We’ll update this post with subsidized rates when they’re made available.

The devices will be coming to Rogers, Bell, TELUS, MTS, SaskTel, Virgin Mobile, Koodo and Fido, but only Rogers, Bell,TELUS, Virgin and Fido customers will be able to activate them in stores on Friday, September 20th.

  • alphs22

    Hmm, IMO they should have offered the 5C with 8GB of storage at $400-500 to compete with the midrange market.

    • Canucks

      People will buy just any Apple plastic phones because Apple says the phones are magical. It doesn’t matter it is $500 or $700.

      I can put a $5 plastic case on my iPhone 5 now to call it a 5c.

    • gomez

      yep totally agree, the 5c is nothing more than a marketing ploy, dont a majority of people put a fancy case on there phones , so it doesnt really matter what colour you buy nowadays

    • danley0022

      unlocking these days is getting more difficult than ever, if you want to unlock anything locked to ATT, go check out attiphoneunlocking

  • sickens

    nine hundred nineteen dollars for a telephone…

    • brittbee13

      my thoughts exactly. thats just insane. i love apple as much as the next girl.. but im not shelling out that kind of money

    • kroms

      SHAME on you ! :( You are not suppose to question , just BUY !

      It’s an IPHONE ! Don’t look at the Price.

    • DIETandLIFT

      You go Kroms, let that fan boy in you live free lol.

    • FlamesFan89

      now I might be wrong, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that kroms was using sarcasm. I know that sarcasm is a new thing in the world, but it is usually fairly easy to spot.

    • Priyam

      LOL

    • Dallas Arthur Fleming

      and this is whats wrong with apple customers! ^^

    • hyperhyper

      she’s obviously not an apple girl if she is hesitating. Any Apple fan worth their weight would be starting the line up for this life changing device.

    • ulfy

      actually its over one thousand dollars after taxes and levy. :p

    • Priyam

      Ignore the $919 model. Apple doesn’t even expect to sell any. It’s a classic marketing ploy to make the price of the low-mid range appear more reasonable and increase sales on those. Restaurants do this on their menus too. Throw in a couple of expensive items and sales of the more moderate items shoot up.

    • Jonavin

      StarTAC was $1000 in 1990s US dollars with imports $1299 in Canada. So this certainly isn’t the most expensive phone ever made.

    • gmaninvan

      Ya but that was during the birth of cell phones. Microwaves used to cost over $1000 too.

      Bottom line is they shouldn’t cost that much anymore. They sell millions of the things so there is no hardware cost to justify it.

    • realitycheck

      nokia had phones well over a grand back in its hay day

  • Threecube

    I’m confused on what the 5C’s purpose is. I thought it would be kind of a budget phone but $600…. Terrible

    • DL1119

      I’m confused why they would have an announcement to talk about the same stuff to begin with.

    • MatroXX

      It’s their replacement for the 5 being discontinued. They can continue using the same internal specs while using an inexpensive shell so they can maintain their profit margin ratio. As well reserve material resources (aluminium, saphire) for the new iPhone 5s.

      It’s a magical way of doing things.

    • djzone

      “Iphone 5C, cheaper for us, not for you”

    • Canucks

      Now I get it. Thanks for clearing that up.

    • Super_Deluxe

      Hmm… to get the Note 3 with 32GB storage + expandable memory for ~$299 or the iPhone 5S with 32GB only with the specs of an entry level Android phone for the same price. Someone please help me decide this is an actual dilemma!

      /sarcasm

    • gmaninvan

      Especially with last years hardware. Anyone considering a 5C is better off just buying the current 5 which is heavily discounted. Or, stop drinking the kool aid and get a Nexus (a phone with actual value)

    • gomez

      yep how is a 600 dollar phone a budget product, should be 300 no contract

  • ns.dev

    am I the only one that think the gold one looks horrible?

    • Warren12

      It looks bad and will only get worse with time.

    • Liberal Phone Person

      probably to appeal to people who buy those oatmeal coloured cars. whats with those?

    • ns.dev

      My car was available in that colour, shortly afterwards GM went belly-up. Coincidence?

    • Stu Pid

      Every gold watch, keychain, etc. that I’ve had lost its gold touch. If you want gold, you gotta get the REAL thing, like that gold Blackberry a year ago.

    • hyperhyper

      It does. It’s more like a champagne colour. Also, the colours on the 5C should warrant a visit for Apple to the Hague for crimes against humanity. WTF were they smoking?

    • gmaninvan

      It will be really popular in Surrey

    • mrkrgm

      It’s for the new generation who love their bling.

  • Mohamed Abdourahman

    Haha I thought the Iphone 5C would stand for cheap not chumps. When will people stop being i****s.

    • kroms

      APPLE people ? ……………… NEVER.

      BB Users are no better. Trust me.

  • jddd

    IPhone 5c 32BB lol

  • JN

    lol @ budget phone being $600

    • mdram

      Tru dat…

  • Richie_Peterson

    BAHAHHAHAHAHAHA… so the 5C is a discount phone? Yaaaaaaaaaa ok good luck with that. Its nice that they actually have some colours though. Good for them on adding some variety!!

  • InsaneWoodGrain

    Thumbs up if you tried changing the iPhone colour on the image up top!

  • Julis

    That C really doesn’t stand for cheap…or Apple really needs a dictionary…

    • kroms

      That IS there dictionary. The problem is we need to buy an APPLE Dictionary because apparently the one we are ALL using is wrong.

    • som

      Or you’re just holding the dictionary the wrong way. Might need a bumper for it also.

      How is Cook going to handle this? When Jobs was around he can convince you that it’s your fault the phone is not working properly. Cook will never wield that power.

    • hyperhyper

      It stands for many things. Crappy, Colour-challenged, Cringe-inducing and Connect 4 Cases. You can expect more to come for sure.

    • Amparipaa

      c probably means colors. it aint cheap… a plasticky 4S wouldve made more sense for “cheap”, at say $425 or so… they’d make a tidy profit without being too overblown. and yes, i, the one who criticizes nexus users for being anti-profit, will stab apple for being 300% profit.

  • JC

    certainly nothing all that exciting with these new products, certainly not cheap!

  • Max Fireman

    Can’t wait to NOT buy an iphone 5(S =same)

  • Gurkanwal Jot Singh

    Does that mean NO more Iphone 5???

    • Nyderny

      yep …exactly

    • Dimitri

      Yes. Apple is going to stop selling them but still support them if they have warranty.

    • ns.dev

      I think the 5c is a 5 in a different dress.

    • Stephen_81

      Actually the iPhone5C is the iPhone5 in a new case. So the iPhone 5 lives on just painted

    • kroms

      And Plastic housing.

    • ns.dev

      and plastic connect 4 case.

  • yvrstud

    iPass_on_this. I can appreciate people having different interests in their phone. But I’ve got to say, as someone who is use both an iPhone and a current HTC One owner, I see no need to consider this iPhone in the future. My wife is ready for an upgrade in two months, and I won’t be considering an Apple product. Based on what I’ve seen today.

  • alphs22

    $70 premium between Canadian and US pricing for the 5S…

    That weakening $CDN…

    • Stephen_81

      Isn’t only the weakening dollar. We’ve got higher duties on imports from China.

    • pvanb

      Apple has never paid attention to the strength of the $CDN. We’ve always gotten the shaft.

    • kroms

      That’s funny , The Nexus 4 was cheaper. Must be a different Canadian dollar

  • sickens

    but… the magic!

    • gluboy

      it is a magic. We are going to see line up in front of apple stores and we will also hear soon some guy is waiting in line from last 3 days without food, water, electricity for new iphone.

    • Balls O’Steele

      Clearly the iphone is for the 1%. For the rest of us, there is the Nexus program which offers decent phones at a resonable prices.

    • Amparipaa

      reasonable? google loses money for each phone, you communist socialist business-hater who demands any profit margin be illegal (even if it’s $2.21 profit on a $400 phone, you’d be against it)

    • Alex

      lololol the loonies are out today

    • Stu Pid

      Did the toonies decide to stay in?

    • Alex

      Apple stole them all.

    • Peter

      HAHAHAHAHHA AWESOME

    • Jonathan Schmitt

      In that same regards, Apple makes a HUGE profit on their phones..So there is no reason to charge that much. When I bought iPhones for the APR i worked for, we could get them at 150$ cheaper then retail, and thats already Apples inflated pricing.

    • hyperhyper

      I always wondered what it was like to see the world in black and while. Thanks for showing us.

    • gmaninvan

      ummm. No they don’t. That is Amazon you are thinking of who loses I think $3 on every Kindle Fire.

      When Google launched the Nexus 4 they were making a measly profit, I think it was around $5 per phone sold. Over the following months leading up to the fire sale, they likely made more as the price of components dropped in favour of new components.

      You need to take economics my friend. Apples gross margin on the iPhone is in the 45% range. It is ridiculous. This is not “any” profit margin. It is blatantly gouging your customers.

      That is why so many people are starting to boycott Apple now. Closed ecosystem, overpriced products, and totalitarian rule over an app store.

    • JTon

      I don’t see anything wrong with 45% margins if your customers are willing to pay

    • Canucks

      Yes. We pay to have “magical” phones. Yes we do.

    • gmaninvan

      That is the definition of free market yes. I am not saying that they shouldn’t be “allowed” to do it. I am saying that I wish less people would buy their products so they can’t do it.

      This is already happening now as Android is outselling the iPhone as a whole. Apple continues to grow sales but at a lesser rate than in previous years. Competition is good for everyone and I hope people start buying some of the excellent products coming out of LG, HTC, and Sony these days to create balance. Even Samsung is in too dominant a position in my opinion.

    • Sai Naram

      Not Google. The Nexus phone manufacturer.

    • Kaero

      They only lose money on hardware because they know they’ll make it back via the play store.

    • gomez

      yes, the nexus program was great, i believe its already sold out

    • Alex

      Anyone lining up for this should be beaten. With a Nokia 3310

    • gomez

      it boggles my mind why anybody would line up for a product, that will not be in short supply, and not a blowout price on opening day, i could understand if they were offeing something free, or if it was limited in quantities, i have lined up for a going out of business store sale, lined up to get concert tickets, but to me this is crazy, are these people looking for attention, and i bet they all have an iphone product, currently, , i be interested if someone has lineup up previously, and can post here,

    • Jérémy Letendre-Côté

      Marketing magic!

  • RandomHero

    Pricing….swing and a miss. Based on the current tab pricing on Koodo, Virgin, Fido, etc I can’t see too many people wanting to shell out for premium tabs when you’ve got a ton of low cost Android devices to choose from.

    • Amparipaa

      don’t forget windows phones! what a shame only nokia is putting their all into the category of the most underrated platform out there… well, other than symbian.

  • Sweet

    The 5C is priced too high IMO. If I were shopping for an iPhone, I wouldn’t buy it at that price.

  • Alexandre Forget

    I’m a big Apple fan but WTF with the price of the 5C ????

    Totally ridiculous !!!

    • Amparipaa

      yeah may as well buy the iphone 5 second-hand and save a bit off the price of the 5C… and have a sexier phone to boot

  • Anthony

    Really when it comes to buying a smartphone, $100 isn’t that much. I’d rather just pay the extra $100 for the S and not have the “cheap” phone.

    • Me Ted

      Or you could spend another $150 and own the phone outright (Nexus 4) AND save yourself 10%/mth on service with any one of the providers in Canada.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Oh piss off. Nexus 4 blows. It’s good value, but no question, the iPhone 5S IS a better phone.

    • DIETandLIFT

      Lol it does not “blow”. It just takes someone with a brain to grasp Android. The 5S doesn’t blow either. It’s got expected incremental updates blah blah blah we know Apple by now with their updates but the pricing for the 5C and 5S are ridiculous. It’s not because it’s plastic, but rather that it looks like a toy. It just proves that Apple still targets the younger people because they are the ones who are dumb enough to live beyond their means.

    • J-Ro

      Young people are the big spenders these days. I am young myself but a bit frugal. I can’t picture buying a phone that cost more than a used car.

    • Thr1ve

      “Young people’s parents are the big spenders these days.”

      There, I fixed that for you…

    • Me Ted

      Oh Christ. You again. You still off your meds?

    • Nadefrenzy

      You have a Nexus 4 stuck so far up your rear that it’s difficult for you to fathom the progress of other smartphones/manufacturers.

      It seems you might be needing some meds. You see the difference between me and you is, I care more about technology than just a product’s price. Now of course there’s more people like yourself, but that’s why it’s called a “tech site”.

    • Wufai

      Care to share what technology draws you to the iphone? I care for technology as well. but the Nexus 4 let’s me call/text/skype/camera/websufing/social apps/youtube/bluetooth to car is really all I need. Both apple and Nexus can do it but Nexus does it at $249CAD and apple for $599CAD. I want to hear your thought what else you might need your phone to function to willing to pay the extra $350CAD.

    • alphs22

      The same reason why some people spend $500 on a used car, while others spend $20k or $40k or more. They both still get you from point A to point B, but some may fit your needs better than others.

      Nexus 4 – No LTE, inferior camera, 16GB (13GB usable) storage limit, poor battery life.

      Is it a great value at $200-$250? Amazing value. But for those who want LTE speeds, or a better camera, or more storage for music are gonna look at other options.

    • J-Ro

      Lol will they look to the iPhone 4S?

    • Wufai

      I bought an Samsung GS3 recently, retail is $450 address your (and mine) requirement of LTE, extra storage on SD card, swappable battery. I know you are not compairing with the iphone. But I really want to hear technology wise how iphone is better?

    • alphs22

      Hey I also bought the GS3 over the N4 for the reasons I listed above (camera, expandable storage, LTE).

      Aside from the expandable storage that iPhones don’t have, the 5S looks like it would have a much superior camera than the N4. Also, LTE is a big one. Some also prefer iOS to Android. Not just the OS, but the available apps and the app ecosystem. For example, the first time I used FaceTime I was blown away to what I have been using on Android (Skype and Hangouts). Just so much better.

    • Amparipaa

      if only it had a better operating system that didnt rely on stupid java

    • IJustGotaTan

      You forgot to mention NFC as well which I’m surprised the iPhone still can’t do.

    • kroms

      Still waiting for your Eternal Wisdom on why the Iphone 5s @ $719 is better then a Nexus 4 @ $299.

    • kroms

      lmao

    • Alex

      You should be on Much Music…you’re THAT funny.

    • kroms

      Please EXPLAIN, Give us the reasons the 5S is a better phone.
      I’ll admit I own a NEXUS 4 and it is Amazing but maybe you know better so share your Wisdom .

    • Amparipaa

      only communists would buy the nexus 4, you socialist communist business-hater who demands profit margins be made illegal.

    • ns.dev

      So you’re admitting that you’d rather spend $100 extra to not be perceived as cheap?

    • Anthony

      Admittedly, I’m not in the market for a new phone. That being said, one reason so many people are drawn to Apple is because of its premium build and prestige. Many people want the latest and greatest, no matter which platform they use, and in this case, the 5C very “colourfully” tells people that you chose the lower-priced plastic model, and not the higher quality glass and aluminum model.

    • kroms

      ” That being said, one reason so many people are drawn to Apple is because of its premium build and prestige. ”

      I’m sorry can you explain ? Prestige ? Premium build ?
      Are the phones built at Apples Factory ? Or China ?
      Hate to break it to you but Most Phones including Apples Iphone and Samsung are built in the same Factory many times. Also untill recently Apple didn’t even have there OWN Hardware !
      Do your research , even NOW Apple STILL uses some Samsung components . Look it up.
      I won’t even comment on Prestige because that just tells me all I need to know about you.

    • Guest

      Hey, I’m just going off from what I have read on Apple product reviews and people’s comments on tech blogs–nothing new here. I do know that Apple and Samsung do business together, and while I didn’t know that Apple and Samsung products are sometimes made in the same factory, it doesn’t surprise me since I know that Apple does not actually manufacture it’s own product.

      Just giving my two cents here, and that pretty much wraps things up for me. I have better things to do than to argue for or against a company that makes billions of dollars each year and does absolutely nothing for me

    • Anthony

      Hey, I’m just going off from what I have read on Apple product reviews and people’s comments on tech blogs–nothing new here. I do know that Apple and Samsung do business together, and while I didn’t know that Apple and Samsung products are sometimes made in the same factory, it doesn’t surprise me since I know that Apple does not actually manufacture it’s own product.

      Just giving my two cents here, and that pretty much wraps things up for me. I have better things to do than to argue for or against a company that makes billions of dollars each year and does absolutely nothing for me

    • JV

      What you were suppose to say here was: “OK I WAS WRONG“

  • Jérémy Letendre-Côté

    Galaxy Note 3 16 Gig $749.99 plus a 64 gig micro SD at $70.00 Way better and still cheaper than the Iphone 5S(ame)

    • barrist

      You can’t put a price on not looking like a tool with a 6″ screen phone though.

    • Salinger

      It wasn’t all that long ago Apple called people with 4″ screens tools.

    • barrist

      Don’t really care what Apple said in the past. Personally, anything larger than 4.5 is too big for me to be used as an on-the-go device.

    • DIETandLIFT

      But you’re just a barrista doe. I kid. 4 inch is too small for me. 4.7-5.0-inch is perfect for emails, browsing, texting, consuming media. With the iPhone I have to scroll too much and that “retina display” just isn’t cutting it anymore.

    • barrist

      I’ll have to disagree on the emails and texting part. I’m pretty happy to be able to email and text with one hand. Browsing I’ll give ya, full desktop non-mobile pages are a bit cumbersome. I’m pretty meh on screen size when it comes to media, i play the odd video on the go, but it’s not like you’re getting home theatre experience from a 5″ screen anyway.

    • kroms

      HUGE difference. But again , unless your willing to OPEN you mind and eye’s to other products there is little sense in trying to get someone to understand. Hey, you like your Iphone 4″ display, all the power to you , and that is your choice . Enjoy.
      But please try to tell others how anything bigger is of no use, that is just silly.

    • Salinger

      …and that’s exactly it. “personally”. Someone with a Note isn’t a tool, it’s just not a phone for you. Like you, most people don’t really care what others say if a phone works for them.

      As I said, Apple, and by extension Apple fans, not very long ago were adamant that anything larger than a 3.5″ screen was superfluous. Things evolve, it just takes Apple a little longer.

    • kroms

      exactly..
      But wait. They are coming out with a bigger iPhone , only then it will be OK , since it’s Apple.

    • Nadefrenzy

      You also can’t put a price on not looking like a tool shelling out over $900 for a 4″ toy phone.

      PS: The note 3 is 5.7″, not 6″.

    • barrist

      I’d never pay $900 for any phone.

      Why is it a toy phone though?

    • kroms

      Um, right because buying this 5C makes you look like ?

      You need to think , before you type BS like that. I’d rather have a Samsung/HTC/Sony (whomever ) phone and know that I got my money’s worth then walk around showing people “LooK” Iphone 5C ! and I only spent $600+tax !

    • barrist

      The 5C is a mistake in my opinion, especially at these initial prices I agree. I can see them lowering prices gradually just like they do with every phone, and soon enough they’ll challenge the mid range Androids most definitely. I recall when the Q10 came out, it dropped in price almost on a monthly basis from launch.

    • J-Ro

      That is because it didn’t sell. The iPhone will sell so it will not drop. It is weird that in Canada, we now pay more.

    • kroms

      Q10 ? Are you referring to BB Q10 ? is that a joke ?
      They can’t GIVE the Q10 Away that why it continues to drop .

      The 5C is not a Mistake , It’s BRILLIANT ! Stop and think how many of them they will sell , Now say to your self, why are these people buying this thing ?
      Iphone will Never challenge the Mid market. They will always Cost more. Your forgetting WHO Apple targets. It’s not the average smartphone Consumer, its the iSheep.

    • Thr1ve

      They’ll never challenge the mid range until they drop the price of the 5C to under $200 with no contract, and even if they did that, the Nexus 4 still obliterates it… But we all know that will NEVER happen.

      Both the iPhone 5S and 5C are way overpriced for what they offer, low to mid range, at best, devices at premium flagship prices. When year old phones still beat your new offerings that aren’t even released yet, you have a huge problem. No knowledgeable person in their right mind would purchase these iPhones, thankfully for Apple, their users tend to be completely clueless and ignorant about tech in general, so the herds of iSheep will still buy this overpriced garbage…

  • Lukeiphone

    I have an iPhone 5 64GB and don’t see an advantage to upgrade. I will stick to it until next year a 5″ iPhone comes out.

    • Billy

      Can you imagine what kind of price they’ll be asking for a 5″ iphone6 given what we’ve seen today? LOL

  • Richie_Peterson

    Oh boy… Apple started the smart phone revolution craze… sort of (with Apps) And they are going to kill it with these kinds of prices. Seriously they need to rethink these prices. I could go out and buy a better Windows laptop with more bells and whistles for the price of a 64g 5S

    • alphs22

      You can’t compare specs on a laptop to one that fits in your pocket.

      The same I can be a lot more productive on $400 laptop than my S3 (which came out around $600) – but it’s a moot point.

  • kroms

    5C 16GB $599 ?

    WTF ? LMAO , Have they lost there minds ?
    $600 ? So going plastic saves you $119 ?

  • Jérémy Letendre-Côté

    Iphone 5 C, C for Cash in !!!

  • Sean-Paul

    there ya go peoples!!!!

    all the Apple fans should start lining up now. GO TO THE LINES!!!!!!

    thank god i stopped with the iPhone after my last upgrade from the 4 to the 4S…

    never again with this foolishness

    • Jérémy Letendre-Côté

      Its good for the economy, let them spend all the little money they have

    • Sean-Paul

      true…but most of that money goes right to Apple and not Canada lol.

      Ahhh well. it is what it is I guess…..

      But at least some of us stopped wearing the Apple coloured blind folds we used to wear.

    • kroms

      Who’s Economy ?

    • kroms

      Welcome to the FREE World Brother. Now go forth and enjoy whatever phone you so choose.

      YOU ARE FREE! :)

  • Warren12

    $919… that is all.

  • andy c

    IPhone 4s for 450. No LTE. Almost like Nexus style pricing

    • MER1978

      Not really… $250 after drop is still much lower than $450 after drop.

  • kroms

    I cant wait to hear the APPLE faith full justify this !

    ” Well it still better then Android because it’s APPLE’s Version of PLASTIC.

    • Sean-Paul

      seriously!!! how are they going to defend the use of plastic now.

      people kept comparing and complaining about Samsung using “plastic”

      its plastic, but its not plastic… its APPLE!!!

      SMFH….

    • rgl168

      It’s “hard-coated polycarbonate”. :)

    • kroms

      LMAO HAAA !!

    • IJustGotaTan

      I’m no Apple fan but Samsung’s plastic phones do look cheap and outdated. There’s a reason they will go metal on the SG5. Still loving my metal HTC One here.

  • vn33

    Wow … breath-taking prices !!!
    Even with the 5C, I guess Apple is chasing after the well-off “average Joe” !!

  • deMTL

    i like apple but nexus it is.

  • dernbiebs

    Tim Crook is at it again.

    • kroms

      Who’s Tim Crook ?

  • leobg

    So what was the point of releasing two phones? Given the price point, the 5C doesn’t make any sense. You can always buy colorful cases for 5S if you want colors, no?

    I was thinking “C” would stand for “China” and would be China only phone. Now, I don’t know what it is. Definitely not ‘cheap’ though!

  • Tom Adams

    WTF!! These prices are terrible I was mulling over buying one but instead it will be a Note 3

    • guestpooper

      Yes, you were totally mulling over buying one. You are not a troll at all

    • Tom Adams

      who are you to question what I am saying. I actually was and now I am actually not. Thanks for the comment though

  • Sean-Paul

    i think the iPhone 5C actually was supposed to stand for iPhone 5 Contradiction – same as the iPhone 5 but with the body of a Samsung.

    probably could stand for iPhone 5Confused too

  • Me Ted

    LOL!!! $600 for the 5C? Makes the Moto X look like a bargain.

    • Amparipaa

      yeah may as well buy the 4S on the second-hand market… fetch for much less than $450 and with more storage to boot! LOL @ buying the iphone 4S new

    • kroms

      ah Ya, actually it Does . :)

  • Nadefrenzy

    So they raised the prices (canadian), and offered us a “cheap” version to make it seem like all is well? huh?

  • Guest

    Historic day for Apple! – There the first shot in the foot !

    • Thr1ve

      Far from their first…

  • IJustGotaTan

    iPhone 5C, the ‘affordable’ phone for the rest of the pheasants.

    • guestpooper

      For the pheasants? Why would birds need phones?

    • IJustGotaTan

      It’s their new form of communication. I guess the peasants can have them too :-)

  • _ThaNerd_

    For that price I rather get a phone and a smart watch, hint hint ;)

  • Amparipaa

    only a communist socialist business-hater who demands that profit margins be made illegal would buy the ultra-soviet Nexus 4: Lenin Edition.

    • Amparipaa

      wow. good luck bankrupting google… oh wait, they don’t make hardware, they just want you to view their ads, nevermind. enjoy your subsidized hardware laden with advertising

    • kroms

      HAHAHAHA,

      Oh God, thank heavens there are people like you. Otherwise Apple would not exist and I would not be entertained!!!!.

      Don’t have Kids, they might grow up believing the FUD BS you are selling.

    • kroms

      Don’t try to reason with him. He is trapped ! There is no world but APPLE in his realm. Trust me.

    • Amparipaa

      of course not! there’s nokia too! expert finnish engineering!

    • J-Ro

      Expert Finnish engineering, Designed in Redmond.

    • Wufai

      huh? is it a new function that iphones auto disables any sort on ads on their browzer and youtube?

    • J-Ro

      Yeah, it is called the iBlinder. They don’t appear as ads but pop us of things the iPhone knew you wanted to buy. Truly an innovation.

    • Amparipaa

      those have other avenues to make money. if LG or HTC were to sell their flagship at a loss (i decided not to use samsung as they do have other stuff to sell you, making them the only manufacturer that could ever pull off a loss-leader), they don’t have anything to make money off of you post-sale, unlike Google.

    • J-Ro

      LG makes displays too. HTC, not sure what they do.

    • Amparipaa

      that would only work if LG sold set-top boxes at a loss (which they do) and not smartphones – but hey, your the ones demanding the G2 be sold for that much.

    • JV

      LG makes a whole Range of thins from laptops to television screens to kitchen appliances! lol hahahaha!

    • Amparipaa

      how do they make money off the phone then?

    • Alex

      k bro. enjoy working 100 hours in your local Burger King to afford your iPhone5S

    • Amparipaa

      lol ill buy an iphone 4s second-hand…. enjoy bankrupting cellphone companies with $300 4K 6.1″ 16-core smartphones

    • Thr1ve

      Only an ignorant iSheep would try to justify Apple’s current pricing of both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C by using ridiculous social and political views in his argument to make his point… And only a clueless iSheep would actually pay Apple’s asking price for what amounts to low end and mid range phones at best.

      Also, the iPhone is built in China, so the iPhone is a communist device by nature, all hail the Stalin phone! See, I can spout off random nonsense to make a point too! Checkmate!

    • Amparipaa

      lololololol… then buy the moto x and support all-american jobs! DOWN WITH SOCIALISM! IT IS AGAINST THE MORALS OF THE WEST! WE R THE WEST, WE R THE BEST!

  • DIETandLIFT

    We all know $719 for a base iPhone is too much. It was perfect at $659 before they decided to think too far ahead of themselves. For a phone that has such a tiny screen and quite boring OS it’s quite a hefty price tag. The fan boys will still swarm to buy though I’m sure, even if it takes one pay check to buy this.

  • eszklar

    The iPhone 5C prices are simply insane.

  • Jeff Brassard

    Wow…. Way too expensive. Not much innovative here either… What is apple leading in now? They spent so much time talking about the camera but the Lumia 1020 is miles ahead, even the GS4 and HTC One have slightly better cameras.

    cannot believe the price if the 5C, this makes no sense in emerging markets

    • Amparipaa

      lumia 1020…. it tempts me soooo bad…. but none of the carriers carSCREW IT ill buy it unlocked online!

    • fraughtwith

      This site announced already that Lumia 1020 is coming to both Rogers and Telus. Likely in October.

    • barrist

      How does the HTC One have a better camera? It doesn’t even beat the iPhone 5′s camera.

    • IJustGotaTan

      You’ve obviously never used the HTC One. Megapixels do not equate PQ.

  • Daniel Madureira

    This is insane. I’m picking up a nokia 301. It costs about $110 unlocked. Plus it used data compression to reduce data costs. Woot.

    • Amparipaa

      yeah smartphones are overrated anyway. and i quite like their asha lineup too! not everyone needs a 5 inch 1080p android phone.

  • Humberto Giambrone

    Don’t stop there Apple.

    Be like MLSE, go nuts, people will still buy, they need to justify their unwavering defense of your products and will always do so with their wallets, no matter the slap in the face you give them.

    Should’ve at least doubled these prices, easy money right there.

  • Chris Lo

    The biggest surprise of the day was the “cheap” iphone costs $600 for Canadians.

  • ABCONMan

    I was expecting $499 for the 5C.

  • kroms

    LEAFS & IPHONE 5 = Both Over Priced !! : )

    • Alex

      Usually a special occasion that I go watch them…sadly.

      Luckily I prefer my couch and TV anyway.

  • Time

    Keep Calm and get a Nexus 4.

    I did and am loving it. Was about to opt for the HTC One but then it dawned on me that yes this may be one of the best designed phones out there but once its trapped inside that protective casing its just like any other phone. Also loved the fact that my Nexus 4 didn’t come with any bloatware…cough cough Im looking at you Samsung.

  • Stu Pid

    Does Apple expect to sell these?

  • Victor_Creed

    Apple share prices dropped after the announcement.

  • Astro

    1000 Bucks what a steal!

  • Aydreean

    aws compatible??? the tech specs on the us and canadian site are the same so i am assuming and unlocked one from apple should work on wind. anyone confirm this?

    • Sweet

      Yes, it will work on Wind as well as the other new entrants, except Public Mobile.

  • Billy

    $600 for 5C hahaha, stop to breath, $900 for 5S 64GB hahaha…
    *edit: just laughing at the crazy pricing just like the Moto X, so Apple people don’t go nuts..

  • Peter

    one concern i have is that now apple will have acces to not only your name, address, tastes, location, credit card info but they will also have access to your fingerprint. I wonder how they will safeguard that? In my opinion finger print scanners should be used only by authorities. too much can go wrong with this info in the wrong hands.

    • J-Ro

      Yeah. If Bruce Wayne had an Iphone 5S, CatWoman would have never needed to meet him face to face to get into that safe. She should have waited a year.

  • SaberX

    With those prices all I have to say is HELLO ANDROID ;)

  • fates

    16gb microSD card… $10-15
    32gb microSD card… $20-25

    apple’s 16gb… $100
    apple’s 32gb… $200

  • ABCONMan

    Sounds like Apple will do what they did last time – only allow people upgrading or activating a new number access to the 5S on the 20th.

    This should drive sales of the 5C a little.

  • kroms

    Everyone here is DUMB , Including ME !
    Why ?

    Because this was Apples intention all along. Come out with a ridiculous Price point for the 5C and 5S , Let everyone have hussy / hissy fit. Then A month or so later , DROP the price by $100 and Everyone will now Agree that the Iphone is a Good Deal.

    This is what will happen. They will Dupe Everyone. Well Except the iSheep , they just buy it not matter what . All Hail Apple !

    • JV

      All though is do not agree with your theory, I did however enjoy your Final words that made me laugh. I’m going to start ending all my statements in both social network sites and in person with those three words for the next week cause of you. so thank you lol

    • JV

      All HAILApple!!!!

      Bahahahahaha!

  • Alex

    Seeing a few apple clowns on the twitter feeds talking about how good the value is at $99 for the 5C.

    Some people really are that ignorant. It’s detestable.

  • stann

    Already expensive enough, but even more expensive than the US. I’ll just use my common sense and simply ignore Apple.

  • Marcus Brown

    Budget iPhone hahahahah FAIL!

    • J-Ro

      It is for the rich guy who can only afford 1 yacht this year instead of 2.

  • Cole McLean

    Well it seems that this community is filled with haters, I’m not going to be biased here, but guys, it’s the “same price”. For $99, you are getting a 16GB 5C with the 5 internals and as a bonus, a slightly better battery. That is the normal subsidized price for the “old” iPhone, with a 32GB option for $199. 5S, same prices as before on contract, for 2 years. YES, the unlocked prices are a bit higher, a few dollars too high, and the 5C is not “cheap” but what did you expect? Jobs never wanted a cheap product, so one doesn’t exist. Calm down, the unlocked market is small.

  • Skippypaccino

    why get a iphone 5c when you can get a Nexus 4 for half the price and twice the specs?

    • Amparipaa

      you neckbeards and your spec-sheets and your hatred of phone companies making anything more than a negative number on phone sales…

    • Skippypaccino

      wtf those that have to do with my comment? If you want to buy the iphone 5s sure…but the iphone 5c has generic specs and is not worth over 400$…hence why one should get the Nexus 4 199$ if ones looking for a great phone on a budget….

    • Amparipaa

      not going for anything thats being sold at a loss… have some morals, wont you?

    • Skippypaccino

      You do know how much it cost to make a phone? It doesn’t cost apple 700$ to manufacture a iphone… It cost them around 150$ to build… Google might not be raking in a fortune on the Nexus 4 but they aren’t selling it bellow cost. Now if find you have a hard time articulating a response, it’s not your fault, it’s that Damn apple corporate cack in your mouth. .. I feel sorry for you bud.. Seek help

    • Sweet

      $150 is the cost of the parts, not the cost to build the phone. The total cost of making a phone is much, much higher.

    • Skippypaccino

      You bring up a great point… Nothings more expensive then Chinese labor…

      What cost them the most is Research and development… When you sell 25 millions of the same phone, you get a better price on parts then what the experts are estimating :-)

  • gmaninvan

    Wow. The 5C is a huge ripoff. The Nexus 4 has better hardware for half the price. Apple fans will say it is worth the money blah blah blah

  • TouchMyBox

    Did they confuse their laptop prices with their phone prices?

  • Guillaume Gagnon

    OMG, just imagine the plans for the iphone 5S for a 2 years contract, is it gonna be higher than the other devices because of its high price?

  • PT

    Come on mobilesyrup! That’s $70 more expensive in Canada.

  • Thr1ve

    Are they serious? $720 (+ tax) for what amounts to a mid range (at best) smartphone (compared to top shelf Android phones out there) with 16GB of internal storage? Not to mention $600 for a low end smartphone also with 16GB of storage, are they on crack? I wonder what excuses the iSheep will use now to justify such ridiculous pricing…

    • Jesse

      I’m astonished the ‘low cost’ iPhone is still more money then other androids that are high end… A Moto X has MUCH better specs and is cheaper then this ‘low cost’ iPhone… Ridiculous

  • Jesse

    It’s the most expensive phone known to man! For 800 bucks I can buy a 2000 honda civic, an Xbox One AND a Ps4, four Nexus4′s…. Or I can buy an iPhone 5S… Yeah… Totally worth it

  • David Hofer

    They should just call it quits and do SOMTHING els E for a living, Android is the way to go

  • disqus_rTycxbRpTK

    Is it compatible on the Wind Network?

    • J-Ro

      Yes, it is

  • Me Ted

    W T M F

  • Azim Merali

    Well boys and girls if I was an iPhone I’d marry myself. And say goodbye to the Ugly green android. Everyone can knock it but the fact is apple outsmarts any competitor. Sales speak louder then words. Think outside the green guy. Lol

  • Alvin Kendell

    these prices are outright buys from apple store in canada… Bell Mobility prices for Buyout are more expensive by $30 as it stands right now.

  • Andrew

    The solution to this pricing problem is simple, don’t get an iphone. Get a far superior phone like the note 3, s4, htc one, xperia z, nexus 4, or moto x.

    • Andrew

      Also take a look at Apple’s stock, it went down 5 points, since when does that ever happen when they announce a new iphone. Only when everyone knows it’s nothing much.

  • Alexander Burr

    The keyboard still sucks.
    Swiftkey is on BB and Android. Its the best.
    You can say what you want about screen size but the Iphone’s screen is just TOO narrow.

  • gomez

    i thought this 5c was supossed to be a cheaper option, it hardly is, i mean the no contract price is 599 dollars, thats crazy, and if you look at it, if you are signing a contract, 2 years, you are not saving much getting this phone, apple trying to convince people that a 99 dollar phone on a 2 year deal for a brand new released phone is a great deal. quite frankly, it should be 0 dollars on a 2 year contract, or 250 to 300 no contract, then it could justify the hype as being a lower cost option phone

  • gomez

    also with this 5c, and the different colours, dont most people buy a case of some sort, wouldnt the case just cover the colour that you choose, so what is the point of having all these vast bubbly colours, and if you dont have a protective case, then you are crazy, as it so easy to damage these phones, with a simple drop,