Want to get your hands on the newly launched iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, but live in South Africa? Well, check your wallets, because you’re going to pay a hefty premium for it!
Although the iPhone 6’s have not officially launched in the South African market, we take a look at some of the most expensive current offerings in South Africa.
To put things into perspective, here is the current unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus US pricing.
US iPhone 6 Pricing:
- 16GB – $649
- 64GB – $749
- 128GB -$849
iPhone 6 Plus:
- 16GB – $749
- 64GB – $849
- 128GB – $949
Bear in mind that to import anything into South Africa, there are usually additional fees payable, such as import duties and high shipping costs.
Now let’s take a look at local pricing.
iPhone 6 Offerings in SA
iPhone 6 – 16GB: R16,499
Bid or buy reported to have sold their first iPhone 6 today, at a hefty premium.
— Jaco Jonker (@JacoJonker) September 16, 2014
Something we found quite amusing was the indicative market price of R20,000. That has clearly been sucked out of a thumb somewhere.
The ad states:
OPEN TO ALL NETWORKS
STOCK AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY (25 SEPTEMBER 2014)
Kalahari comes out substantially cheaper, however still with a large premium slapped on the price.
It must be noted that the devices are only expected to be available from 31 October 2014. In our opinion, if you’re prepared to wait that long, rather wait for a local launch. If it doesn’t happen by then, it shouldn’t be too long of a wait after that.
iPhone 6 – 16GB: R12,999
Expected availability date :31 October 2014
Item is not currently available, and will be shipped as soon as stock is received
Other models pricing from Kalahari:
- 16GB: R12,999
- 64GB: R14,999
- 128GB: R16,999
iPhone 6 Plus:
- 16GB: R13,999
- 64GB: R15,999
- 128GB: R17,999
While Gumtree isn’t exactly an on-line shop, rather a classifieds where users are free to post anything they have for sale, we take a look at what we could find regarding the iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 – 16GB: R 13,000
iPhone 6 Plus 16GB: R14,800
The advert we found states the following:
Apple IPhone 6 16GIG Brand New Sealed In Box,Factory Unlocked,From The Istore In The UK,Will Work On Any Networks In RSA. R13 000 Or A IPhone 6 Plus+ For R14800. I Will Be Getting These Phones This Coming Saturday.
WARNING: Please exercise additional caution when buying from a classifieds site. While this particular advert may or may not be a scam, there are plenty of scammers out there.
Of course, if you can wait that’s usually the best idea. The new iPhone 6 models are expected to grace our shores sometime in November, however there is no official SA launch as of yet.
Would you pay this much to be one of the first in South Africa to get your hands on the new iPhone? Already managed to get your paws on one of these devices?
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