Apple’s iPhone SE priced for SA (and it’s not as pricey as you’d think), available 15 May


So you need a new smartphone in your life, do you? And not just any smartphone, you need a new iPhone? Roll on the middle of May, because that’s when Apple’s new iPhone SE lands in South Africa. At least, that’s the word according to Makro, which has availability and pricing up on its website.

Early info

While local supplier MyiStore still has a ‘Coming Soon’ for Apple’s revamped budget handset, Makro’s spilled some beans for us. Makro has all the colour variants available for pre-order at present, as well as all of the available storage sizes. The handset is available from 15 May this year and it’ll start at R10,000 for the 64GB model. Which is… actually really close to international pricing — there’s no substantial markup for once.

If you’re in the market for the 128GB edition, that’ll set you back R12, 400 and the 256GB handset is R15,100. Those prices aren’t exactly affordable but by Apple’s standards, a brand-new handset for R10,000 is practically robbing them. Especially since the new iPhone SE packs in Apple’s A13 Bionic processor and enough tech to make it the last phone you need for a while.

Source: Makro via Brendan Peterson (Twitter)


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