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.