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iphone x

iPhone X SA price revealed, get it next week

The iPhone X might be the most eagerly anticipated high-end smartphone in South Africa (and globally), but with a 24 November launch looming, how much will it cost?

Well, the iStore has delivered the goods, confirming that prepaid prices start at R20 499, topping out at R23 999. For the record, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro costs R17 999, while the Mate 10 Porsche model has a R26 999 price tag.

“New cellular contracts and upgrades for iPhone X on Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom will be available at all iStores from the week of 24 November 2017,” the iStore adds in a press release.

In any event, the iPhone X delivers a new hardware design with a high screen/body ratio. As a result of this design, it drops the home button and fingerprint scanner in favour of Face ID facial authentication.

Apple has also opted for a BlackBerry 10/MeeGo style gesture navigation system, with swipes being used to close apps and multitask.

The other big feature in the iPhone X is the introduction of an OLED screen for the first time, being made by Samsung. And the screen has been dubbed the best smartphone display ever by one benchmarking firm.

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Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More