By Christian Zibreg on May 10, 2013
Following a major security vulnerability that let attackers reset your Apple ID password using only your email address and date of birth, Apple responded in March by fixing the iForgot hole and bolstering Apple ID account security with an optional new two-step verification process for Apple ID accounts in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Today, the company has started to roll out the feature to nearly a dozen additional countries, including Canada, Russia and Brazil… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 13, 2012
Apple is laying off new retail staff in its various brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada, a new report has it. New hires and employees on their probation period have been let go in the United Kingdom, where Apple operates 33 retail stores.
Back in the United States and Canada, we’re hearing whispers of part-time staffers seeing their hours reduced, some even to zero. All of this is happening just as the next iPhone is coming to full view. What exactly is going on here? Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 6, 2012
A new report points out that Apple’s been airing an interesting iPhone television commercial in some local markets, such as Canada and Germany, and it shows a shot of Jonah Lehrer’s “Imagine: How Creativity Works” front cover.
What’s interesting is that Lehrer last month admitted to making up the quotes attributed to Bob Dylan. Though the book sold more than 200,000 copies in digital and physical formats, sellers pulled it over the scandal, including Apple which no longer offers a dead tree version of “Imagine: How Creativity Works” on the iBookstore… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2012
Hotels offer a wide range of amenities for guests-on-the-go. This includes on-site pools, Wi-Fi, bars, and workout rooms. But for one Canadian hotel, this also includes complimentary iPhones.
That’s right, the Opus hotel in Vancouver has started replacing the landline telephones in each of its rooms, with iPhones. And even better, guests can carry the handsets throughout their entire stay… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 22, 2012
Tapping IDC data, Bloomberg says Apple’s iPhone last year outsold Research In Motion’s BlackBerry smartphone in Canada, where the embattled BlackBerry maker is headquartered. The numbers say Apple shipped 2.85 million iPhones in Canada last year versus 2.08 million BlackBerrys.
Compare this to 2010 when the BlackBerry topped the iPhone by half a million. It gets even better as “this is down from 2008 when RIM out shipped Apple almost five to one”, the publication noted.
By Oliver Haslam on Mar 9, 2012
Not content with reporting huge sales at its existing 360-plus retail stores across the globe, Apple is constantly seeking to expand its vast empire of knock-out retail locations at which we can all hand over our hard-earned cash.
The latest store that could be set to open appears to be in London, Ontario. Yes, those lucky Canadians are set to get another Apple Store in their midst. Masonville Place is to be the home of the unannounced Apple Store, according to a job listing.
The job listing shows that Apple is currently recruiting for the new store, with Geniuses and Inventory Specialists required, amongst others… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 6, 2012
So this is pretty interesting. The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, is reporting this evening that Apple is actively looking for Canadian launch partners for its rumored television set.
The report claims that the Cupertino company has recently approached both Rogers and Bell, two major Canadian carriers, about the product, and that the two operators already have the TV in their possession… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 22, 2012
Breaking news out of Waterloo, Canada tonight. Research In Motion’s Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have stepped down from their co-CEO roles. The company’s former COO, Thorsten Heins, has been tapped as their replacement.
RIM’s board of directors and major stock holders have been calling for the move for quite some time now. The company, which was once a major player in the smartphone industry, is now holding on to a dismal 6% of the market… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jan 18, 2012
As is the case with any desirable piece of technology, the iPad has been the unfortunate subject of more than a few scams in its time, and a new one has come to light in Canada recently.
According to reports, some unlucky buyers have picked up new iPad 2 units from some Best Buy, Future Shop, Walmart and London Drugs stores only to find that the boxes do not actually contain iPads as expected, but rather a giant grey slab of modelling clay.
It’s not even a nice color… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 12, 2011
It’s no secret that Apple is rapidly expanding its retail footprint. Not only are they spreading out to new places in Europe and Asia, they are also moving into new areas on the home front.
A few days ago we mentioned that the Cupertino company was unveiling a new store in Alaska this Saturday. But the one opening up its doors in Canada tomorrow might prove to be more interesting, as it’s right down the street from RIM’s headquarters… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 5, 2011
If you are curious how to go about international travel with your beloved iPhone, then our blog is a pretty handy resource thanks to Sebastien and his many trips overseas. Just make sure you don’t take any advice from Alanna Fero of British Columbia.
The Canadian woman went on vacation to Egypt with her brand new TELUS iPhone, only to return home to a cell phone bill that would make Brad Pitt say WTF? For her 2 weeks on the African continent, Mrs. Fero racked up a $37,000 phone bill due to international roaming while using her iPhone.
By Sebastien Page on Jul 26, 2010
BGR reports today that unlocked iPhone 4s will be available for purchase in Canada when the device launches there this friday.
According to CBC news, pricing for the unlocked version of the iPhone 4 will start at $659 — for the lower capacity 16 GB version — and climb up to $779 for the 32 GB version.
These prices are in Canadian dollars. The conversion in US dollars is $637 for the 16 GB version and $753 for the 32 GB version
When I think my iPhone 4 cost me $742.69, it hurts to realize I could have had an officially unlocked iPhone for just about $10 more…