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Big Price Hike For iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 Launches in South Africa Today

Voice of The People Report: VOP Latest Breaking News Apple company announced the iPhone 15 series at its Wonderlust event on Tuesday 12 September 2023.

Big Price Hike For iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 Launches in South Africa Today
Big Price Hike For iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 Launches in South Africa Today

Apple iPhone Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 South African Pricing Today

The Apple iStore has listed prices for the iPhone 15 in South Africa ranging from Market Prices R21,999 To R44,999.

In the United States of America Apple kept the market prices of this year’s range the same with the base model starting at $799 (R17,350, including VAT).

In South Africa iPhone 15 preorders opened on Friday 22 September 2023 & with shipping from 29 September 2023.

South African market pricing for new Apple products is typically announced first by Authorised Resellers like Apple iStore or Digicape.

iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 Launches in South Africa Pricing Today

Apple iStore will sell the iPhone 15 128GB for R21,999 To R1,400 more than the iPhone 14 128 GB’s starting price in a year ago.

Similarly the 512GB configuration is market prices R30,499 To R1,000 more than the iPhone 14 with the same storage.

The 128GB Plus model will start at market prices R24,999 To R1,000 more than its predecessors.

The Pro models will also cost substantially more than the iPhone 14 series at launched.

The iPhone 15 Pro will begin at market price R27,699 for the 128GB model & R2,000 more than the iPhone 14 Pro with the same amount of storage.

As is the case in the USA the 128GB iPhone 15 Pro Max has been dropped with the 256GB variant now being the entry level options for this model.

Big price Hike for iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 in South Africa Today

It will set you back price R33,499 as opposed to the price R30,999 that the 256GB iPhone 14 Pro Max costs.

The top of end 1TB iPhone 15 Pro Max costs R3,500 more than the iPhone 14 Pro Max with the same storages.

One reason for the prices increase is that’s the South African rand is 7.5% weaker against the USA dollar than a year ago.

The currency’s most recent slide happened after the USA ambassador to South Africa, Reuben Brigety, accused the country of supplying arms to Russia to aiding its war on Ukraine.

Brigety has since apologised and a judicial probe uncovered no evidences  to substantiate Brigety’s claim. Despite this the rand has not recovered.

The table below summarises Apple iStore’s launch prices for the iPhone 15 series in South Africa.

We have also included the prices of each model’s predecessors from the iPhone 14 range in brackets for comparisons.

Apple iPhone 15 Market Prices in South Africa Today

Model 128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
iPhone 15 R22,999
(R20,699)
R25,999
(R23,199)
R31,499
(R28,499)
R41,499
(R38,499)
iPhone 15 Plus R24,999
(R24,599)
R27,699
(R26,999)
R33,499
(R32,599)
R43,499
(R42,599)
iPhone 15 Pro R27,699
(R25,799)
R30,799
(R28,499)
R36,499
(R33,599)
R41,999
(R38,599)
iPhone 15 Pro Max R29,499
(R28,999)
R33,499
(R30,999)
R38,999
(R35,999)
R44,999
(R41,599)

The Watch Series 9 will start at market price R10,499 from iStore for the non-cellular 41mm model with an aluminium case & compared to R9,599 for the previous year’s equivalent model.

The stainless steel case version will start at price R18,549 for the 41mm model and price R19,799 for the 45mm.

The Watch Ultra 2 will be priced at R20,999, R2,000 more than the original model at its launched.

The table below summarises the Apple iPhone Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 prices in South Africa Today.

Apple iPhone Watch Series 9 Pricing in South African Today

Apple iPhone Watch Series 9 Pricing in South African Today
Apple iPhone Watch Series 9 Pricing in South African Today
41MM
Apple Watch Series 9 Aluminium Case GPS R10,499 (R9,599)
Apple Watch Series 9 Aluminium Case GPS + Cellular R13,249 (R12,999)
Apple Watch Series 9 Aluminium Case GPS + Cellular R13,249 (R12,999)
Apple Watch Series 9 Stainless Steel Case GPS + Cellular R18,549 (R16,799)
45MM
Apple Watch Series 9 Aluminium Case GPS R11,549 (R10,499)
Apple Watch Series 9 Aluminium Case GPS + Cellular R13,999 (R12,799)
Apple Watch Series 9 Stainless Steel Case GPS + Cellular R19,899 (R17,999)

Apple iPhone Watch Ultra 2 Pricing in South Africa Today

Apple iPhone Watch Ultra 2 Pricing in South Africa Today
Apple iPhone Watch Ultra 2 Pricing in South Africa Today
49MM
Apple Watch Ultra 2 R21,999 (R19,999)

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