The Apple iPhone 4S has been launched in South Africa and will be available from local mobile operators Vodacom and MTN starting from the 16 December 2011.
The iPhone 4S features a 3.5 inch LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen @ 640 x 960 pixels, powered by a Dual-core 1 GHz CPU using the Apple A5 with 512 MB RAM, 8 mega pixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and HD video recording at 1080p. The iOS 5 smartphone will be available in three models, a 16, 32 and 64 GB. Another main feature to the 4S is a fully functional AI voice assistant called Siri which is exclusive to the iPhone 4S, and by using your voice, Siri can do task such as calling contacts, sending emails and setting alarms.
At the beginning of December 2011, Vodacom announced that they would launch the iPhone 4S by 16 December 2011, and had opened pre-orders via their website for customers who wanted their hands on the latest iPhone first, and later that day MTN had also announced that they would be getting stock of the iPhone 4S.
“Our customers have certainly been looking forward to the launch of iPhone 4S and the timing is perfect for those festive season wish lists!” says Zunaid Dinath, Vodacom’s Managing Executive of Sales
The iPhone 4S will be available on prepaid from Vodacom at a recommended retail price starting from R7,699 for the 16GB model, R8,999 for the 32GB model and R10,299 for the 64GB.
“MTN’s offer of this much-sought after handset speaks to the company’s ongoing commitment to provide its customers with the latest devices and services.”says Brian Gouldie, MTN South Africa’s Chief Sales Executive. “MTN remains confident that the substantial investment it has made in its network will ensure that its subscribers optimally and seamlessly tap into the myriad of exciting applications that the iPhone 4S provides,”
You can check out the iPhone 4S contracts from Vodacom and MTN below:
|iPhone 4S Model||Contract||Minutes/Airtime||SMSes||Data x24
||Cost p/m x 24|
|16GB||iPhone Everyday off-peak||120 off-peak min.||50||250MB||R399|
|16GB||iPhone 120||120 anytime min.||100||500MB||R499|
|16GB||iPhone 240||240 anytime min.||100||500MB||R549|
|16GB||iPhone 500||500 anytime min.||100||500MB||R799|
|16GB||MTN 200||R200 airtime||25||250MB||R499|
|32GB||MTN 350||R350 airtime||50||250MB||R649|
|64GB||MTN 500||R500 airtime||50||250MB||R819|