The long wait is finally over as details of iPhone 14 prices in South Africa, along with pre-orders, are now available.
The iStore in South Africa released the details early on Friday (16 September) and customers can now make their pre-orders on its website immediately.
iPhone 14 prices in South Africa
While US buyers will get the devices at the same prices as the iPhone 13 range, the iPhone 14 prices in South Africa are more expensive than the previous range, starting at R20,599. This is R3,300 more than the cheapest iPhone 13 at launch last year.
The weaker rand (compared to last year’s rate at iPhone 13 launch) has most likely played a role in the steeper prices.
You can view the prices for most iPhone 14 devices below. They are compared with those of the iPhone 13 equivalent when they were launched last year.
- 128GB: R20,599, up from R17,299
- 256GB: R23,199, up from R19,399
- 512GB: R29,799, up from R23,699
iPhone 14 Pro price in South Africa
- 128GB: R26,899, up from R21,499
- 256GB: R29,499, up from R23,699
- 512GB: R34,899, up from R28,699
- 1TB: R40,299, up from R32,999
iPhone 14 Pro Max price in South Africa
- 128GB: R29,499, up from R23,699
- 256GB: R32,199, up from R25,899
- 512GB: R37,499, up from R30,899
- 1TB: R42,999, up from R35,299
iPhone 14 Plus price in South Africa
- 128GB: R24,499
- 256GB: R26,999
- 512GB: 32,499
Buyers can choose from several colours, including blue, purple, red, starlight and midnight.
Warranty and trade-ins
Each iPhone comes with free iCare Plus worth R1,999. This means buyers will get a free screen replacement and a 2-year warranty.
Trade-ins are also available for customers who wish to upgrade. For instance, customers can trade in their old iPhone for an iPhone 14 Pro for as little as R7,699, iStore said. However, this depends on the device being traded in.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 earlier in September. The range comes with improvements such as camera enhancements and a satellite messaging feature.
The higher-end (Pro) models will have the most improvements, including a new interface called the Dynamic Island, a 48-megapixel camera and a screen can stay on in a low-power mode.
iPhone 14 release date in South Africa
Although customers can now pre-order, the official iPhone 14 release date in South Africa is 23 September 2022.
Pre-orders on the iStore are for cash purchases, but contract pre-orders are also available MTN, Vodacom or Telkom.