No iPhone 12 in South Africa yet

Jamie McKane

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No iPhone 12 in South Africa yet

More than six weeks after the launch of the iPhone 12, there is still no word from the local distributor of Apple's products on whether or when the smartphone will be available in South Africa.

Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 12 range - its first line-up of 5G-capable smartphones - on 13 October 2020, after a month-long delay which was reportedly caused by a shortage of its new A14 Bionic chips.
 
the bribes to ICASA haven't been paid yet.
or were too much of a BAckwater sh*th0le to be thought of as important enough to get it,
almost like Tesla or Google Pixel phones.
 
You mean a tiny market
by the amount of @pple fanboys/sheep/slaves, I wouldn't say its such a small market.
same too if they brought Tesla to SA, people would buy them, eat 2 min noodles, but still buy them.
were love our debt in this country.
 
From what I’ve heard apparently they holding back the launch due to an excess of iPhone 11 stocks that they know will be difficult to sell when the 12 becomes available.
 
You know... it takes time to figure out to what degree you can fleece the consumer with what is basically your monopoly.

But deep in my heart I think they are taking into consideration the Covid impact on the economy and buying / spending power of the SA consumer.

God bless Core.
 
From what I’ve heard apparently they holding back the launch due to an excess of iPhone 11 stocks that they know will be difficult to sell when the 12 becomes available.
This ^ would make more sense plus they're probably hoping for most of it to be cleared from Black Friday etc.
 
So the unofficial news is waiting for Black Friday to clear iphone 11 and SE and then will launch the 12, to many 11 and SE stock on hand.
 
From what I’ve heard apparently they holding back the launch due to an excess of iPhone 11 stocks that they know will be difficult to sell when the 12 becomes available.
If this is the case, the prices of the iPhone 11's don't really point to this. They're not even flagged for black Friday. But this is core group after all. For them 100 off something classifies as a black Friday sale for them.
 
Core Group are silent because they're trying to figure out how to fleece the consumers.

They're a bunch of thieves, been saying that for 5 years and every unfortunate experience with them just proves the same...

I now only order my apple products from USA. I save money and avoid paying anything to these bunch of incompetents and their scaly warranties.
 
Surely holding back because of iPhone 11 stock is against Apple terms?

Core needs to get bitch slapped by Apple.
 
Aramex global shopper perhaps and option instead of buying the device from Core?

Buy the device on Apple.com or HK with the dual sim option and pay the tax required. Even with the insane tax we have i am certain the cost will be lower than Core local price?
 
So the unofficial news is waiting for Black Friday to clear iphone 11 and SE and then will launch the 12, to many 11 and SE stock on hand.
Not supported by evidence. In the past, the Core group put the latest phones on sale well before Black Friday. The delay has something to do with shortages. Apple are battling to source some parts and South Africa is definitely not on their priority list to roll out phones to.
 
They are definitely NOT holding back because of excess iPhone 11 stock. Try to find an iPhone 11 Pro Max (any storage size) and you will quickly learn that they haven’t had stock of 11 Pro Max for at least a month. Very very low stock levels on iPhone 11 Pro as well - I’m in the market to buy one but really struggling to find Pro 11 stock from any istore.
 
You will even see that iPhone 11 Pro Max has been completely removed as a product from istore website because there’s nothing left.
 
by the amount of @pple fanboys/sheep/slaves, I wouldn't say its such a small market.
same too if they brought Tesla to SA, people would buy them, eat 2 min noodles, but still buy them.
were love our debt in this country.
South Africa has some of the most taxed products. Actually talked to my one friend her husband is buying a new Mercedes GLS in Germany for R700k. Here it's 2.2 million. Same car.

South Africa volumes are low. And with stock shortages they will first ship to their primary markets (ie Europe, US and China) the other countries will get the scraps. Same with the PS5. The Christmas buying spree in Europe and the US, let alone China will mean huge sales for them especially with so many now stuck at home. South Africa is further down the line.

Face is we only manage to acquire vaccinations for 10% of our population for Covid-19. We wont be able to get more for at least the next 2-3 years.
 
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