While the iPhone is becoming increasingly popular in South Africa, there is no independent iPhone shop other than the iStore.
The iPhone range is currently sold at the iStore iPhone shop. This store is an Apple Premium Reseller (APR) and is a dedicated hub for Apple products and accessories.
With 20 stores across South Africa, this store offers in-store complimentary training, technical support and technical setup.
Contracts are offered, as well as a 2-year extended warranty option with iCare Plus. The iStore Card is a credit facility offered by Apple.
More about the iStore Card:
Customers have up to 24 months to pay at a preferred interest rate. There is no monthly service fee for the first 12 months and customers get exclusive discounts on selected products.
There is a minimum limit of R1000 with a maximum of R600 000.
Offering flexible payment solutions, the iStore Card works like a normal credit card. All you need to do to apply is visit the iStore website www.myistore.co.za and apply online.
To qualify, you need to be at least 18 years old, a South African citizen and earning a salary of at least R4000 per month.
You’ll get notification of the outcome of your application within 48 hours. If you qualify, the iCard will be delivered to you. Upon delivery, you’ll need to provide your ID, proof of residence, a copy of your payslip or your bank statement. You can then get your PIN from any Standard Bank.
Products you can buy using the iStore Card include:
- Apple Watch
- Apple TV
- iPhones, such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5S and the iPhone SE.
What iCare Plus offers:
- Comprehensive Protection Plan
- Extended Warranty
- Damage protection
- Full support