Love it or hate it, the Apple iPhone 5 has been around since September 2012. Great news for consumers is that it will be available in South Africa sooner than they think.
The Apple iPhone 5 is the sixth model that has been released by the tech giant since 2007. The smartphone has a bigger screen, a new processor (which runs at twice the speed of the iPhone 4), a longer battery life and is released with IOS 6 (the latest version of Apple’s operating system for mobile phones). The iPhone 5 operates with a Nano SIM (a new SIM card format that’s smaller than a Micro SIM) and has a new Lightning 8-signal connector. The iPhone 5 also supports Long Term Evolution (or LTE) networks.
According to MyBroadband, consumers can expect the Apple iPhone 5 in South Africa by the middle of December 2012. Apple announced on Monday that South Africa would be among the over 50 countries to receive the Apple iPhone 5 by the 14th of December this year. Vodacom and Cell C have confirmed that they’ll be stocking it around that time.
There has been no word from the other 3 major network providers (MTN, 8ta and Virgin Mobile) yet. No pricing details have been released but you can probably expect to pay more than R7000 for the iPhone 5 if you’re not going to sign a cell phone contract.
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