The iStore will be selling the new Apple iPhone 15 range of smartphones in South Africa on Friday, 29 September both online and in-store. Pre-orders will open a week before on Friday, 22 September, with pricing yet to be announced.

The new range includes the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which all feature a USB-C charging port. The move was highly anticipated, mainly due to a deadline set out by the EU for all phones to support USB-C charging ports by December 28th, 2024.

iPhone 15 and 15 Plus

The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus comes in a range of new pale shades that have been redesigned. They now feature a colour infused back glass with a new contoured edge, has a new 48MP camera with telephoto lens, has Dynamic Island support. It will run on an A16 Bionic chip, offer Precision Finding for Find My friends, and come in five new shades: pink, yellow, green, blue, and black.

The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have also been redesigned with a lightweight titanium exterior with contoured edges, a new ‘action button’ and some camera upgrades. It will run on the A17 Pro chip that allows for next-level mobile gaming and performance.

iPhone 15 Pro

Apple says the camera upgrades enable the equivalent of seven pro lenses with incredible image quality, including a more advanced 48MP main camera system that now supports the new super-high-resolution 24MP default, the next generation of portraits with Focus and Depth Control, improvements to Night mode and Smart HDR, and an all-new 5x Telephoto camera exclusively on iPhone 15 Pro Max.

The USB-C port on the Pro models are USB 3 speeds, which is 20x faster than USB 2 that is on the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus.

New shades on the Pro range include black titanium, white titanium, blue titanium, and natural titanium.

iStore will offer up to R15 000 cash back on trade-ins for contracts on Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom. Cash back refers to money transferred to your bank account, and not an iStore gift card. Customers can visit to get their trade in value, valid till December 2023.

Other purchasing options include the option to pay using eBucks or Discovery Miles, or to finance the iPhone through the FNB credit card payment plan, Mobicred, Payflex or Float.
All iStore purchases come with free iCare Plus Extended Warranty and a screen replacement valued at R1 999.