Cost of Buying an iPhone in Canada

Cost of Buying An iPhone In Canada

iPhone currently ranks among the top 5 biggest smartphone platform globally alongside Google’s Android. The cost of buying an iPhone in Canada is considerably cheaper compared to other countries. 

iPhone Officially entered the mobile market in 2007 with the release of the first model. Thus far, the iPhone has become a household name around the world with over 25.9 billion units sold as of 2019.

iPhone in Canada 

Even though the iPhone was first released in the United States, the brand has set his tentacles all over the world, and it is available in all Apple stores globally. 

In Canada, there are several Apple stores with different iPhone models available in various colours and storage capacity. With these models comes different payment plans and trade-in services available for intending buyers in Canada.

Availability of iPhone in Canada

In Canada, you can get your iPhone online from the Apple website or an Apple store in the following cities:

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Nova Scotia 
  • Ontario
  • Quebec

Evolution of the iPhone

iPhone has grown considerably well from the first released model. Looking back now, when it comes to the evolution of iPhone, a lot of things has changed, majorly in the operating system – IOS, features like the Camera, dark mode, photos, privacy and security, face ID, etc. are all part of the updated IOS. Some other changes include the features and accessories like the design, battery capacity, etc. 

Below is a list of all the iPhone models from inception till date:


Date Released


June 29, 2007

iPhone 3G

July 11, 2008

iPhone 3GS

June 19, 2009

iPhone 4

June 21, 2010

iPhone 4S

October 14, 2011

iPhone 5

September 21, 2012

iPhone 5C

September 20, 2013

iPhone 5S

September 20, 2013

iPhone 6

September 19, 2014

iPhone 6 plus

September 19, 2014

iPhone 6S

September 25, 2015

iPhone 6S plus

September 25, 2015

iPhone SE (1st)

March 31, 2016

iPhone 7

September 16, 2016

iPhone 7 plus

September 16, 2016

iPhone 8

September 22, 2017

iPhone 8 plus

September 22, 2017

iPhone X

November 3, 2017

iPhone XS

September 21, 2018

iPhone XS Max

September 21, 2018

iPhone XR

October 26, 2018

iPhone 11

September 20, 2019

iPhone 11 Pro

September 20, 2019

iPhone 11 Pro Max

September 20, 2019

iPhone SE (2nd)

April 24, 2020

Cost of Buying an iPhone in Canada

iPhones come in different designs, colours and storage capacities and with this variance comes different storage capacity. iPhone capacity ranges from 32GB – 512GB. Below are some of the prices of iPhone models in Canada:

Depending on your budget, there are different payment plan available for buyers to simplify the cost of buying an iPhone in Canada. some of them are:



iPhone 3G 8, 16 GB

C$199, C$299

iPhone 3GS 8, 16 GB

C$199, C$299

iPhone 4 (GSM) 6, 32 GB

C$659, C$779

iPhone 4s – 8, 16, 32, 64 GB

C$649, C$749, C$849

iPhone 5 (GSM/LTE) – 16, 32, 64 GB

C$699, C$799, C$899

iPhone 5c (GSM) – 8, 16, 32 GB

C$599, C$719

iPhone 5s (GSM) – 16, 32, 64 GB

C$719, C$819, C$919

iPhone 6 – (GSM) – 16, 32, 64, 128 GB Specs

C$749, C$859, C$969

iPhone 6 plus – (GSM) – 16, 64, 128 GB Specs

C$859, C$969, C$1079

iPhone 6s – 16, 32, 64, 128 GB

C$899, C$1029, C$1159

iPhone 6s plus – 16, 32, 64, 128 GB

C$1029, C$1159, C$1289

iPhone 7 – 32GB, 128GB

C$629, C$768

iPhone 7 Plus – 32GB, 128GB

C$788, C$929

iPhone 8 – 64GB, 256GB

C$819, C$1029

iPhone 8 Plus – 64GB, 256GB

C$949, C$1159

iPhone X – 64GB, 256GB

C$1319, C$1529

iPhone XS – 64GB, 256GB, 512GB

C$1379, C$1589, C$1859

iPhone XS Max – 64GB, 256GB, 512GB

C$1519, C$1729, C$1999

iPhone XR – 64GB, 128GB, 256GB

C$1029, C$1099, C$1239

iPhone 11 – 64GB, 128GB, 256GB

C$979, C$1049, C$1189

iPhone 11 Pro Max – 64GB, 256GB, 512GB

C$1519, C$1729, C$1999

iPhone SE – 32GB, 128GB

C$579, C$709

Trade-In Services in Canada

Like the saying “nothing good comes without a price”, the same goes with the iPhone. iPhones are quite expensive but to make it more accessible, various payment plans have been put in place by Apple to ease payment affairs for intending buyers.

One of the payment plans is the trade-in service, this involves trading in your old iPhone in exchange for a new model. The good thing about this is that you pay less for the new model. Trade-in values depend on the condition of the iPhone you are changing, the configuration and the year.

Another determinant for trade-in value is the store you’re trading with – online or in-store trade-in. To qualify for trade-in service in Canada, you must be at least 18 years old.

iPhone Models Available for Trade-in service in Canada

The following iPhone models available for trade-in service in Canada:

  • iPhone 11 Pro for C$889 

You can trade this in for an iPhone X in good condition. 

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max for C$1029

Can be traded-in with an iPhone X in good condition. 

  • iPhone 11 for C$589 with trade-in of an iPhone 8 in good condition. 

Instalment Payments For Buying an iPhone In Canada

Since the cost of buying an iPhone in Canada can be quite expensive for some buyers, instalment payment can be made by buyers to ease the burden of the transaction. With Apple Card Monthly instalments, you can buy a new iPhone from Apple and make low monthly payments. This service is interest-free, and if you trade in your iPhone, you get to pay less monthly.

Also, you will get 3% daily cashback instantly on the purchase price of your iPhone. However, instalment payments are available only for eligible iPhones. Your instalments payment will be billed to your Apple card statement on the last day of the month. Your first monthly instalment is billed at the end of the same month you pick up your iPhone or when it is shipped.

Repairing an iPhone In Canada

For Apple-certified repairs in Canada, visit an Apple store or an Apple-authorized service provider. If you are sceptical about using any of roadside repair, you can send your iPhone to an Apple Repair Centre. All the technicians available at any of the Apple repair centre are Apple certified.

Apple repair centre offers same-day service for some repairs, such as screen repair. If your iPhone is sent to an Apple Repair Centre or if your technician needs to ship it out, it takes an average of 8-10 days to get fixed.

The cost of the repair/replacement is determined after a thorough examination of the phone. In some cases, a repair might be covered by the Apple warranty, an AppleCare+ plan, or consumer law. 

Out-of-warranty repairs made by Apple have a price range of C$379 – C$779 depending on the model of the iPhone. Repair fees are subject to tax and you are required to pay C$10.77 shipping fee if your iPhone is shipped and is not covered under a warranty or an AppleCare+ Plan.

iPhone Sim Unlocking in Canada

Sim locking used to be a common feature in the older models of iPhones but with the newer models, it has since been removed. All iPhones purchased for full retail or online at comes unlocked which allows customer selection of carriers.

As of 2017, the Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) stopped sim-locking and required that all mobile devices sold after December 1, 2017, comes unlocked.

With the above analysis, you now have a clear picture of the average costs of buying an iPhone in Canada, available trade-in services, instalment payment plans and repair fees.

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