New iPhone launches in SA

2013-11-15 08:02
The latest iPhone has been launched in SA. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

The latest iPhone has been launched in SA. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - The Apple iPhone launched in South Africa on Friday with a recommended retail price that reflects the company’s brand as a premium platform.

The iStore said that the recommended retail price of the iPhone 5c in SA is R8 499 for the 16GB version, going up to R9 999 for the 32GB version of the device, marketed as a budget offering.

The iPhone 5s will retail at R9 999 for the 16GB version and climb to R12 999 for the 64GB device.

Major networks Vodacom and MTN will offer the device on contract.

On Vodacom, the 16GB iPhone 5c will be offered at a starting subscription of R399 per month and the 5s will be offered at R469 on a 24 month Smart S contract.

MTN has opted to offer the iPhone 5c at R279 on an MTN AnyTime 100 contract with 300MB bonus data. The price is an indicator that the operator is intent on increasing its market share among consumers.

For the iPhone 5s, MTN will the device at a starting subscription of R429 for the 16GB capacity smartphone.

Both devices have an 8 megapixel camera and run the iOS 7 operating system.

First National Bank told News24 that it will offer the iPhone 5s and 5c on its platform, but no announcement on time or price has been made yet.


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