iPhone 6 prices: SA vs the world

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are set to launch in South Africa on Friday, 24 October 2014 at retailers and mobile network operators around the country.

While no one has officially announced their prices yet, the recommended retail prices for Incredible Connection and Vodacom’s wholesale prices were leaked.

A number of commentators have complained that the new generation of iPhones are expensive, which raises the question as to how South Africa’s iPhone prices compare to the rest of the world.

In the table below, the leaked wholesale and recommended retail prices are compared to US and UK prices.

The local wholesale prices exclude VAT and profit, and US prices are quoted without sales tax.

iPhone 6 model US price SA Wholesale price (Ex VAT and profit) UK price SA RRP
iPhone 6 16GB R7,139 ($649) R9,099 R9,519 (£539) R12,500
iPhone 6 64GB R8,239 ($749) R10,349 R10,932 (£619) R14,000
iPhone 6 128GB R9,339 ($849) R11,599 R12,344 (£699) R15,000
iPhone 6 Plus 16GB R8,239 ($749) R10,369 R10,932 (£619) R14,000
iPhone 6 Plus 64GB R9,339 ($849) R11,649 R12,344 (£699) R15,500
iPhone 6 Plus 128GB R10,439 ($949) R12,849 R13,934 (£789) R17,000
Exchange rates: R11/$, R17.66/£

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