The hip, fashionable and much-anticipated iPhone is finally on its way to Canadian consumers.

Telecom giant Rogers Communications announced yesterday it will be the exclusive carrier to bring Apple Inc.’s iPhone to Canada later this year. There’s no word yet on pricing for the iPhone, which has a touchscreen keypad and allows users to play music, watch movies, surf the Internet and manage personal information.

“This will go to someone who doesn’t blink at paying $100 per month or more in subscription fees for both voice and data,” said analyst Carmi Levy.


The iPhone went on sale 10 months ago in the United States through an exclusive agreement with AT&T.

Canadians who have bought iPhones have had to get them cracked — or unlocked — to get them to work on domestic carriers. Rogers has the only GSM networks capable of handling Apple’s first phone in Canada.

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