The new iPhones Xs, Xs Max and Apple Watch will be available in South Africa from 28 September.
An iStore spokesperson told Business Insider South Africa last night that pricing has not yet been released. Apple released three new iPhones and a new watch last night at an event in California.
South Africa now on Tier 2 distribution – means new iPhones in SA from 28 September. pic.twitter.com/DW7wi7Hx5c
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The iPhone XS
Pronounced “iPhone 10 S”, it is the new version of Apple’s middle-size smartphone, with a 5.8-inch screen and a starting price of $999 (around R15,000) in the US.
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In keeping with Apple’s usual two-year product cycle cadence, the XS is an update to the year-old iPhone X , with a nearly identical design — a refinement, rather than a completely new phone.
New features and improvements include longer battery life, faster photo capture, and a new dual SIM capability that allows the phone to have two separate phone numbers.
The XS comes in gold, silver, and dark gray.
The phone can be configured with as much as 512 GB of storage, which is enough to store 200,000 photos, Apple’s marketing head, Phil Schiller, said at the event.
The iPhone XS Max
It has the largest iPhone screen to date. It’s about the same size as the existing iPhone 8 Plus, but with much more screen real estate.