The iPhone 12 is available in South Africa today


The wait is finally over for South Africa as Apple’s latest smartphone has finally dropped in the country. It feels like years ago that the iPhone 12 was first unveiled to the world and for the longest time our little Southern country had no idea when it would arrive on our shores. It was only recent that service providers eventually confirmed that the jewel of Apple’s eye, alongside all its variations, was actually slated to arrive on 18 December… which just so happens to be today!

Pre-orders for the device started a few weeks back and if you were one of the lucky sods that managed to get in on that first wave rush you can expect it to be delivered by just before Christmas depending on who you ordered from. We know that if you went through the iStore you’ll get it by 24 December, although to hit that date you might need to act fast. The iStore is taking orders up to 21 December which will then be delivered by the 24th. If you miss that window, you’ll have to a wait a bit.

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iPhone 12 arrives exactly when it means to

If you’re looking at upgrading then you should probably know how much it’ll cost you. We’ve covered how much the iPhone 12 will cost you through Telkom and Vodacom but the iStore offers maybe the best deal with its trade-in policy. If you trade in your old iPhone 11 Pro, you can get the iPhone 12 Pro for R13 500. If you want to keep your 11 (for some weird reason), then you’d need to pay R23 500.

The cheapest iPhone 12 you’ll find at the iStore will be the standard version with 64GB of storage for R19  000. If you want to check out the full list of prices across the standard 12, the 12 Pro, 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max you can head on over to the iStore to get a solid list of prices.

We’ve been very excited for the iPhone 12 as it seems like one of Apple’s bigger technological leaps in recent memory. Apple’s proprietary A14 processor chip is reportedly the faster, most powerful smartphone chipset in existence. The phones will also come with 5G support, ceramic shield protection, OLED screen and a range of impressive cameras. Sign us up!

If you want a comprehensive guide on what to buy, we got you covered! Here’s what you need to know to decide which iPhone 12 is right for you.


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