iPhone X launch window on Vodacom

The iPhone X will launch in South Africa by mid-November, said Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub.

His statement followed MTN South Africa CEO Godfrey Motsa saying that the iPhone X will likely be over R20,000 – probably around R23,000. Both were speaking at the 2017 MyBroadband Conference.

This follows reports that entry-level contract prices for the iPhone X will be R999.


News of the mid-November launch for the iPhone X in South Africa follows reports that Apple would struggle to meet demand for the device due to manufacturing delays.

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities predicted Apple will have two to three million handsets available on launch day, and 25 million to 30 million units for the holiday quarter – down from his previous forecast of 40 million.

Apple unveiled two iPhone X models on 12 September – one with 64GB of storage for $999, and a 256GB model for $1,149.

The iPhone X is Apple’s latest flagship smartphone, and features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display.

It supports 3D Touch, HDR10, and Dolby Vision HDR standards, and features a resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 with a “million-to-one” contrast ratio.

Now read: Apple to prepare 3 million iPhone X units for launch

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