Apple’s new iPhone 14 series, including the new Pro and Pro Max models, will go on sale in South Africa on 23 September, with pre-orders open from 16 September.
This is according to iStore, the retail chain owned and operated by Apple distributor Core Group, which said the devices – which were announced on Wednesday evening South African time during a pre-recorded by live-streamed event – will be available for both cash purchases and cellular contract upgrades.
The retailer said it will offer trade-ins of older iPhones, with value of up to R15 000 cash-back, when consumers upgrade their contracts, or an instant discount towards their purchase in-store.
Cash-back offers have become popular in the South African market to entice users to upgrade their devices, and Apple rival Samsung Electronics has a similar proposition aimed at local consumers.
iStore, which did not immediately say how much the new iPhones will cost, is also hoping to entice users with a free extended warranty and screen replacement covering a period of two years from purchase, a R1 999 value.
During Wednesday’s event, Apple introduced four new iPhone models. Full details of the new models are available here. – © 2022 NewsCentral Media