Apple Upset at Rogers for iPhone Pricing?
Last week we mentioned that most consumers are so upset at Rogers for the high iPhone data tariffs that they have started an online petition that numbered 10,000 strong and growing. Now it’s been rumored that Apple itself is joining the mutiny.
Boy Genius Report, the source of many legit rumors, has brought to light that Apple has diverted some of the Rogers iPhone stock to across the pond. Many Rogers iPhones are now destined to be in the Europeans’ hands.
Apple did not mention why iPhone stock has been diverted, but some people are speculating that Apple is punishing Rogers for their amazingly high data plans. Rogers is offering plans ranging from $60 CAN for 400 MB of data to $115 for 2 GB of data.
Since Canadian dollars and US dollars are almost equal, this means that AT&T iPhone users will be paying half as much as Rogers’ lowest rate–and will get unlimited data.
It sounds as though Apple is playing this game to convince Rogers they are demanding too much, thus making it less affordable and less desirable for the majority of potential customers. However it could be pure coincidence and simply just a peculiar business move on Apple’s part that has nothing to do with the data plans at all.
As more news comes out on this situation we will be on top of it!