Did Rogers try the patience of Jobs?

Published: July 9th, 2008

No one’s returning phone calls right now, not Rogers, not Apple. This does not surprise me, but it’s certainly frustrating.

What I’m looking for is confirmation of and comment on recent published reports that a) Apple has diverted a “significant amount” of its initial 3G iPhone shipment from Canada to Europe, leaving only 10 to 20 phones per store for Rogers; and 2) that Canadian Apple Stores won’t being carrying the iPhone, leaving Rogers and Fido to sell their overpriced plans themselves.

The original source is reputable — Apple Insider — and, in support of Point 2, if you visit Apple’s online store and click on the “Where to Buy” tab for the iPhone, only Rogers and Fido come up as options.

At least 70,000 people have signed petitions demanding lower rates from Rogers. When last week I wrote that I didn’t expect any response from Rogers, I wasn’t overestimating the carrier’s monopoly position. But

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