Canadian iPhone owners planning to upgrade get late discount

AppleInsider reported late last night that Rogers and its sister brand Fido have promised heavy discounts for existing iPhone 3G customers trading up to the faster model. In addition, Apple stores across Canada will finally let customers buy the devices there instead of carrier stores.

Rogers’ and Fido’s price reductions depend heavily on when customers bought their phones and how much they spend per month on service. The most privileged are those who bought an iPhone 3G before September 30th and who spend at least $100 CAD a month on their total service plan; these get a full subsidy and pay the same $199 CAD for a 16GB iPhone 3G S, or $299 CAD for a 32GB version, as customers new to the service or who qualify for a full upgrade.