Apple Flips Rogers the Bird
by Anon94 12:47PM Monday Jul 07 2008
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Guess how many iPhones Rogers stores will have available to try to sell to Canadians?
10 - 12 each.
Not ten to twelve hundred.
Just 10 to 12.
part-time staff who had been hired for next week's launch have been fired without notice.
A senior Rogers rep confirms to my source that Apple has decided to divert a large percentage of their planned Canadian shipment to Europe and that each Rogers store may now be getting as few as 10-20 units. This is ostensibly possibly due to Apple's displeasure over Rogers' high data and voice rates.
(UPDATE 07/06: Although no per-store numbers can be confirmed, the verbiage used by head office is apparently that numbers will be "significantly reduced" and that stores should "exercise caution" not to over-promise. Europe has also been reconfirmed as the destination for the allegedly diverted units.)