iPhone 5c, 5s SA launch date announced

iPhone 5c, 5s SA launch date announced

The iPhone 5c and 5s will arrive in the South African market on November 15, according to announcements by the country’s two biggest mobile operators Vodacom and MTN.

Vodacom tweeted on Saturday that the much-awaited handsets will be available in South Africa from November 15, although no pricings or pre-order details are available as of yet, with the operator promising more information as it arrives.

Rival operator MTN today announced it will also be making the iPhone 5c and 5s available from November 15, though it is also yet to announce a pricings for the devices on the MTN network.

The iPhone 5s and 5c were unveiled by Apple on September 10, with the company insisting the iPhone 5s is the “most forward-thinking smartphone in the world”, while the iPhone 5c was seen as Apple’s first venture into the budget smartphone market.

Apple went on to break its opening weekend sales record, selling over nine million handsets in the weekend following the September 10 launch, though it refused to clarify sales figures for the 5s and 5c devices individually.

Despite the fact the 5c was billed as the “cheap” iPhone, pre-order and launch prices for the device globally have been high, and uptake has been slower than the company had hoped, with suggestions mid-October that Apple had cut its production orders for the device.

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