updated 03:15 pm EDT, Mon July 12, 2010
International launch expected on July 28
Amid reports suggesting the iPhone 4 is on its way to Spain and Italy toward the end of the month, a separate source claims the Canadian launch is likely to be scheduled for July 28. The device was originally thought to be slated for July 23, a date that retail employees were allegedly prohibited from using for vacation.
The vacation ban for the 23rd is said to have been reversed, sources have told iPhoneInCanada. If true, Apple is expected to ship the handset the following week to fulfill its promise of 18 additional countries before the end of July.
Apple has yet to officially confirm a specific date for the first wave of international launches.