According to calculations by Fin24, the new-era iPhone X could cost about R18 000 when it launches in South Africa.??
Earlier this week, Apple unveiled three new phones: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the launch of the first iPhone.
Apple announced the phone will retail for $999 (R13 200) in the US but it is still not clear what the device will go for in South Africa.
When the iPhone was launched a year ago, it retailed for $649 (just over R9 000 at the time) but when it arrived in SA (in October last year), it was on sale for R12 999 – 44% more than the expected price.
If we apply the same calculation to the iPhone X, then we’re looking at an estimated price of R18 361 – which may obviously be affected by things like exchange rates or shipping costs.
Here’s what we know about the iPhone X:
1 The iPhone X (the ‘iPhone 10’) will feature a Super Retina Display on an almost borderless screen.
2 It will have animated emojis.
— Cabel Sasser (@cabel) September 9, 2017
3 The phone will no longer have a home button on the device.
4 It will use facial recognition to unlock the phone.
Can’t stop watching this Face ID setup animation from the leaked iOS 11 GM build. So cute! pic.twitter.com/SMvjFo7Was
— Mike Rundle (@flyosity) September 9, 2017
5 Apple said the phone will be available for pre-order in more than ’55 countries and territories’ and in store from 3 November. It did not, however, name the countries.
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