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iPhone 4 Unlocked by Apple in Canada

Well now unlike those who are south of the great white where they are tied to AT&T if they use an iPhone 4, north of the border, Canadians will be experiencing something with the iPhone 4 that their American cousins can only hope for.

According to an article over on Engadget by Ross Miller And by way of an article over on CBC, up in Canada although the three major Canadian carriers will offer the iPhone 4 as of Friday, if Canadians opt to purchase their iPhone 4 direct from Apple they can get the device unlocked and without contract.

However, gaining an unlocked iPhone 4 from Apple does come at a hefty price, the 16GB iPhone 4 will cost $659, the 32GB $779 and the 8GB iPhone 3GS unlocked costs $549, that’s Canadian bucks not US.

Of course having the freedom to choose which carrier you go with will always cost a premium, but as the Canadian carriers are still offering a discount when signing up for a contract no doubt that is the route most people will opt for anyway, but having said that, it’s always nice to have the choice isn’t it.