With the dust now settled on Apple’s Special Event last night, one of the biggest announcements of the keynote came towards the end as the company confirmed that South Africa will receive the new devices on 28th September.
Along with consumers being able to purchase the devices outright (no official pricing information at this stage), iStore South Africa has unpacked the details of its “new iPhone every year plan.”
More specifically iStore South Africa will be launching a new payment plan for the iPhone Xs and Xs Max for those who own a FNB credit card. The plan would allow a 50 percent in trade-in value for their previous iPhone device.
The provisos are that the iPhone must not be more than 12 months old, must be in good condition and trade-in value may vary depending on the physical status of the iPhone being traded in.
There is of course the usual route of upgrading with no trade-in, or purchasing the device on contract, but at this stage, local carriers have not announced their plan options. This will likely happen in coming weeks, with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max expected later this month.
Along with the upgrade and trade-in offer, iStore South Africa will also be offering a two-year extended warranty and screen repair for free, with it normally costing R1 999. The screen repair is subject to terms and conditions, but iStore South Africa is running this deal sweetener until 31st December for any new iPhones (iPhone 8 and up).
This isn’t the last we’ll be hearing about the iPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr, with the latter curiously failing to be mentioned by iStore South Africa at the moment.
As such, stay tuned as more pricing information for all the new Apple hardware gets released.
In the interim, listen to the soothing voice of Sir Jony Ive in the video below.