Great White North: Canadian Cell Carrier Promises New iPhone In July

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A wireless provider out of Saskatchewan, Canada, has announced that they will begin offering the next-generation iPhone to their customers beginning July 1.

SaskTel president/CEO Robert Watson either confirmed — or just let the cat out of the bag — that, as previously reported, Apple will unveil a new iPhone on June 22nd: "The good news is that (Apple) is coming out with a new version of the iPhone in the June time-frame and they're going to put us on that. So we're quite excited about that."

Although SaskTel is currently a CDMA (read: Verizon/Sprint-compatible) network, they are switching to the GSM technology currently required by the iPhone, and expect it to be online by July 1 as well.  And while the province of Saskatchewan is as big as Texas, size-wise, its smaller population (roughly 1 million people) means a network that won't be pounded on as heavily as AT&T's is in the lower 48.

(There is also no truth to the rumor that, when an Apple rep was asked to confirm or deny the story, he responded "Take off, eh?")

[Via the Saskatchewan Leader-Post and Via AppleInsider]

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