At the beginning of the month Apple held their annual iPhone press conference, where both the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 were revealed. As per usual with Apple, the devices all went on sale just a week later in major regions. South Africa still isn’t cool enough to crack that initial wave list, but every year the wait seems like it’s getting shorter. Nearly a month after the first release, both the Apple Watch Series 2 and iPhone 7 will arrive on local shores.
First up, the iPhone 7. It’s going to be available in iStores Stores countrywide on October 14th (two weeks from today), and will be accompanied by a hefty price. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cash prices are a little staggering, only offset but the cash-back offer the Apple Store features for your old iPhone. Should you be willing to part with it, Apple will knock off a few bucks on your iPhone 7 purchase – which really isn’t too bad.
Should you want to trade-in for a new iPhone 7, here’s what you can expect:
|Cash price with no trade-in||R12,999||R14,999||R16,999|
|After trading in an iPhone 6s Plus*||R4,999||R6,999||R8,999|
|After trading in an iPhone 6s*||R5,999||R7,999||R9,999|
|After trading in an iPhone 6*||R7,999||R9,999||R11,999|
If you’re eyeing out the beefier (and honestly superior) iPhone 7 Plus, things get a little more expensive:
|Cash price with no trade-in||R15,499||R17,499||R19,499|
|After trading in an iPhone 6s Plus*||R7,499||R9,499||R11,499|
|After trading in an iPhone 6s*||R8,499||R10,499||R12,499|
|After trading in an iPhone 6 Plus*||R9,499||R11,499||R13,499|
Along with the iPhone 7, the Apple Watch will be getting a full refresh on October 14th as well. Series 2 is Apple’s newest device, equipped with a faster processor, water resistance and in-built GPS. The Series 1 features all the same insides as Series 2, but omits the water resistant tech and GPS. It’s replacing the original Apple Watch, and both will come with their own trade-in deals too.
|38mm Apple Watch Sport||Up to R2 000 back|
|42mm Apple Watch Sport||Up to R2 500 back|
And if you’re looking to just pay some cold hard cash:
|Apple Watch Series 2||38mm Aluminium||From R6 899|
|42mm Aluminium||From R7 499|
|38mm Stainless Steel||From R9 999|
|42mm Stainless Steel||From R10 999|
|Apple Watch Series 1||38mm Aluminium||From R4 999|
|42mm Aluminium||From R5 999|
|Apple Watch Edition||38mm White Ceramic||R22 999|
|42mm White Ceramic||R23 999|
I must say I’m particularly surprised at the Apple Watch Series 2 prices, which match up almost identically to European and British prices of the Watch when it went on sale a few weeks ago. Yes, Apple is still an expensive luxury, but any Apple fan out there will argue that its quality offsets that. Either way, two weeks isn’t too long to wait in any case.
Last Updated: September 30, 2016