iPhone 5 launch plans from Vodacom, Cell C

Operators reveal whether they will offer Apple’s new smartphone on the announced launch day

December 3, 2012
iPhone 5

Vodacom and Cell C have told MyBroadband that they will both offer the iPhone 5, but only Vodacom confirmed that it will launch Apple’s latest smartphone on 14 December 2012.

A Cell C spokesperson said that they would definitely stock the iPhone 5 by mid-December, but couldn’t give an exact launch date yet.

MTN and 8ta did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Neither Vodacom nor Cell C were able to provide pricing information, with Vodacom saying that they will make prices available closer to launch.

The table below shows the contract-less pricing of the iPhone 5 in the US, UK, and Ireland converted to Rand. It’s worth noting that US prices are quoted excluding sales tax while the prices from the UK and Ireleand already include VAT.

iPhone 5 prices US UK Ireland
iPhone 5 16GB R5,750 ($649) R7,538 (£529) R7,849 (€679)
iPhone 5 32GB R6,6,36 ($749) R8,536 (£599) R9,121 (€789)
iPhone 5 64GB R7,522 ($849) R9,960 (£699) R10,392 (€899)
Exchange rates R8.86/$ R14.25/£ R11.56/€

Apple announced in a press statement issued on Monday (3 December 2012) that South Africa would be among the over 50 countries to receive the device on 14 December. It is understood that operators stocking the device will all launch on the same day.

At 7.6mm thick, the iPhone 5 boasts a thinner profile than the iPhone 4S and also has a larger (4-inch) display, an improved camera, and the new “Lightning” connector.

The iPhone 5 also supports Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks, though it is unlikely to support South Africa’s fledgling networks at launch.

iPhone 5

iPhone 5

iPhone 5 launch date for SA revealed

iPhone 5 price hike for SA: Vodacom

iPhone 5 LTE unlikely to work in SA at launch

Apple Maps voice navigation in SA

iPhone 5 in South Africa: early adopter pricing

Tags: 8ta, Apple, Cell C, Headline, iPhone 5, MTN, Vodacom

Anonymous News Tip
Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe
X

Anonymous News Tip






Captcha image
Not readable? Change text.

sending

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Do you think Cell C's out of bundle data price increase will hurt the company?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Police takes DA to Icasa

ICASA

The SA Police Service has lodged a complaint with Icasa over the Democratic Alliance’s election advert

100Mbps MTN fibre-to-the-home commercial launch announced

Fibre

MTN has announced that it will soon be offering high-speed fibre services in residential areas in South Africa

Gareth Cliff’s unradio live on Comedy Central

Gareth Cliff unradio

Comedy Central Africa announced that Gareth Cliff’s new “unradio” show will be broadcast live on the channel 5 days a week

Dimension Data acquires US based Nexus

Dimension Data Didata

Global ICT provider expands US operations by 40% and enhances competitive ability to support clients’ needs

bool(true)