I found that on my S3 that you can't disable all the Rogers apps like 1 Contacts and My Account.
For those who are complaining about the "late november" release.
There are two different devices of the S3. Global version and the North American version. Within the North American version there are three different versions with different number code for each (one for each carrier). So for Samsung to release a 2.1 JB to so many versions of S3 plus they need to add their Touchwiz UI, and other apps etc...
Then when they are done after testing for errors they send it over to the carrier in this case Rogers, where they add their own apps inside and then they need to do testing. Its a long process so be patient!
PS: Good job Meowmix for handling the situation so professionally
This is the biggest reason why I haven't boughten into the Andriod vision yet.
Fork upon fork.
It shouldn't take this long to get an update out for your flagship phone. I haven't read the whole thread but what version of Jelly Bean is Samsung working with? I assume 4.1, which means it'll already be out of date before it even makes it to the phone.
On your second post.
Also remember, the carriers need to do testing on the phone to make sure the all the networks need to work fine without any issues. They need to test their bloatware & add the Rogers boot screen as well.
All this should take a month. Rogers & most of the carriers in Canada are known to take months for them to release a update. ITs not new.