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iPhoneinCanada.ca reports that employees at Canadian wireless carrier Rogers are currently beginning "pre-launch training" for the iPhone, suggesting that the carrier is preparing its staff members for the roll-out of the iPhone 5.

As of August 11th, the training for the iPhone pre-launch will start. Please complete this training once notified by the Just in Time (JIT) training coordinator in your site. The module is a 45 minute self-study; please make sure to complete the following training: iPhone Pre-Launch Training – Rogers Wireless 2011.

Unfortunately, the program appears to be generic in nature and the program description does not refer to a specific model of the iPhone. The generic nature suggests that Rogers is simply providing its staff with an initial briefing outlining procedures for selling the next iPhone using assumptions based on previous releases rather than any specific training related to the iPhone 5 provided by Apple.

Rogers is preparing employees for an eventual launch, and this training has been confirmed by a Rogers employee. Rogers will most likely find out launch dates like the rest of us, but they’re already preparing.

The report notes that a similar training program was offered by Rogers for the iPhone 4 last year, although that device did not launch in Canada until a month after it went on sale in the United States. Consequently, that training program, which came two weeks before the Canadian launch, was able to offer specific details about the hardware being released, but many of the carrier's policies for new and upgrade customers will be universally applicable regardless of the exact hardware being launched and when it debuts.

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Sankersizzle Avatar
144 months ago
what's the difference between an american in 2011 and a large pizza?

a large pizza can feed a family of four.
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mtbgtr Avatar
144 months ago
Maybe only AAA rated countries get first shot at the newest iPhone? :eek:
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slicecom Avatar
144 months ago
Their training probably consists entirely of various ways to explain "yes, our system is down again this year, just as it's been for every iPhone launch".
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mr.steevo Avatar
144 months ago
I gots my edjucashun in the country of Alberta.
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Sankersizzle Avatar
144 months ago
Who cares what happens in Europe.


Someone is upset about their country's ultimate failure.
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JP3G Avatar
144 months ago
iphoneincanada has a REALLY bad record when it comes to rumors. I wouldn't trust them.
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