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iPhone 12 arrives in South Africa – Launch date and pricing

The iStore has announced that it will offer the iPhone 12 range in South Africa from 18 December 2020.

Pricing for the smartphones will start at R15,999, online and in-stores nationwide for both cash and cellular contract upgrades. The iStore said that customers will be able to visit their closest store or have their phone delivered directly to them, no matter where they are over the holiday season.

Customers have the choice of purchasing for cash or upgrading their MTN, Vodacom or Telkom contract at iStores nationwide or online.

“They are also able to complete their contract upgrade at iStore, no matter where they initially signed up and have the benefit of selecting from major networks all in one place,” the iStore said.

More information about the available contract upgrades can be found here. Prepaid pricing for the new iPhone 12 models is detailed below.

The iStores said that customers will be able to get up to R12,000 back when trading in their current iPhone.

Trade-in is available both in-store and online and can be used towards a cash or contract purchase of a new phone or received as an iStore voucher to be used at a later stage.

The iStore said it will offer the added benefit of free iCare Plus for all customers who purchase or upgrade their an iPhone at iStore. iCare Plus includes a screen replacement and 1-year extended warranty (2 years in total) valued at R1,999.

In addition, customers who purchase an iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini the first six months of ReactPlus – personal armed reaction, for free and thereafter a subscription fee of R39 per month applies.

ReactPlus is a panic button app that has features to help protect users in a variety of potentially dangerous situations and request help at the tap of a button, no matter where they are in South Africa.

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