Get a new iPhone every year at iStore.



Getting your new iPhone from iStore comes with a host of great benefits. Not only do you get all the perks like access to iCare, free training on anything that you need to know about your new iPhone and free technical assistance, but iStore also offers you different options to get your iPhone. Purchase one with your iStore Card and get convenient payment options or take out a contract with your service provider of choice. And when you trade-in your previously loved Apple device, you get to save even more! 


With so many ways to get your hands on the latest iPhone, we decided to break it down for you, step to step, to help you find the option that’s best for you.





Your iStore Card opens up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to purchasing your new iPhone. Here’s how:


What’s the benefit of using an iStore Card to purchase my new iPhone?

You can pay your iPhone off over 12 or 24 months at a preferential interest rate. There are no monthly service fees for the first 12 months after which you will pay a low R30p/m. 


It’s a way for you to buy a new iPhone, independent of any contracts, and still pay it off over 12 or 24 months, without the delayed gratification of first having to save up so that you can pay upfront.

Most importantly, should you decide settle your balance and pay up the outstanding amount, no penalty fees will apply. 

You can use your iStore Card like you would a normal credit card at any other retailer. As an iStore Card holder, you will get to know about product launches and any other great offers at iStore first and you will have access to exclusive deals and discounts on selected products.


How do I know if I qualify for an iStore Card?

You need to be over 18 and under the age of 65. You also need to have a valid South African ID. 


How do I apply for an iStore Card?

You can apply for your iStore Card online right from the comfort of your own home by clicking here


Back to the matter at hand, I want to get a new iPhone, what is it going to cost me every month?

To calculate your monthly repayments, we have a handy calculator on our website. The monthly repayment amounts for your iPhone are based on the iPhone that you are wanting to purchase and the payment period over which you will be paying it off. If you want to pay off more than the set amount per month you can do so with no early settlement penalty.


How do I know if this is the best option for me?

Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding whether getting a new iPhone every year with an iStore Card is the right option for you:


  • Do I want an easy way to upgrade to a new iPhone every year?
  • Do I want to avoid a contract where I will be locked in for 24 months?
  • Do I want to pay my iPhone off on a repayment plan with a fixed installment and reduced interest rate?
  • Do I want to stay up-to-date on all the latest and exclusive offers on Apple products?

Option 2


Contracts have always been one of the primary ways to get the latest iPhone. These contracts have generally locked the contract holder in for 24-months but recently, month-to-month contracts have also become available.

iStore offers a range of cellular contracts that spans across devices, network carriers and include both 24-month and some month-to-month contracts. Irrespective of which option you decide on, if you take the contract out at iStore, you will get all the iStore benefits such as in-store training, technical support and iCare 

The key deciding factor when opting for a contract should be whether you are willing to be locked in for 24-months. If you want a new iPhone every year, a month-to month contract will be your best bet. 


There are so many options for contracts and it’s a bit overwhelming. Do you have a list of them somewhere?

Yes, this is easily accessible on the iStore website and we take it one step further to make it that much simpler for you to choose. If you go here, you can filter cellular contracts by device, capacity, price, network, minutes, data and SMS to find the cellular contract that suits you best!


What do I need to bring with me when I go to my nearest iStore to get a new contract or to upgrade my existing contract?

You need the following documentation when coming in to an iStore:


If you are getting a new contract:

Green bar-coded ID book or South African valid ID or valid Passport

Proof of residence (not older than 3 months)

3 of months of bank statements (stamped by the bank)

Latest payslip


If you are upgrading your existing contract:

Green bar coded ID book or South African valid ID or valid Passport

Proof of residence (not older than 3 months)

Proof of banking details 


I am not a South African Resident, am I still able to get an iPhone on a contract?

Yes you can. If you are taking out a new contract then all you need to bring with you when you come into an iStore is the following:


Latest 3 months of bank statements

Latest payslip

Valid work permit

Proof of residence (no older than 3 months)


Please note: If you are just upgrading your current contract then you do not need to bring in any bank statements. 


How do I know if this is the best option for me?

Getting a new iPhone on a contract is an easy way to pay off your iPhone along with call, data and SMS packages. Ask yourself these questions to see if getting an iPhone on contract is the right option for you:


  • Do I have an existing cellular contract that needs upgrading?
  • Do I need a call, SMS and data package with my iPhone?
  • Do I want to pay a monthly amount for my iPhone rather than purchase it cash?

Option 3


Trading in your previously loved Apple device means that you can get huge savings on that brand new iPhone. Purchase your new device with your iStore Card put the money you get back in to your iStore Card to reduce the balance or simply take out a new cellular contract and get the trade-in value of your device deposited into your bank account, in cash. It’s as simple as that! Here’s a step-by-step breakdown:


  1. Get your brand new iPhone with your iStore Card, by paying cash or on a cellular contract. You have to purchase a new Apple device in order to benefit from the trade-in of your previously loved Apple device.
  2. Trade-in your previously loved Apple device (and by this we mean your iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch or Mac) by taking it to get assessed at the tech desk at your nearest iStore. Book your tech session here
  3. Once it has been assessed, submit all of the relevant documentation and you will get the cash back via EFT in your bank account within 14 working days.  

Ok, that sounds great, so what happens if I have purchased my iPhone using my iStore Card?

If you are paying off your iPhone on a 12 or 24-month payment plan on your iStore Card,  the cash that you get back from your trade-in will reduce your balance if you deposit that money in to your iStore Card account.


How do I upgrade my iPhone every year if I am on a cellular contract?

Some carriers offer month-to-month contracts. With these you’ll be able to upgrade your iPhone every year and get the trade-in value deposited into your bank account. If you’re on a 24-month contract you’ll have to wait until the 24-month period is over in order to upgrade. It does however still get deposited directly into your bank account!


What if I decide that I want to do a trade-in a few days or weeks after I already have my new iPhone?

You have up to 30 days after getting your new iPhone by paying cash, through a cellular contract or with your iStore Card to trade in your previously loved Apple device. 


Any other tips or reminders?

When you bring in your previously loved Apple device, remember to back it up beforehand. Ensure that you have your ID as well as proof of purchase of the new device when you head to the iStore. You are not able to trade-in a device purchased outside of South Africa. Remember that you can even trade in a previously loved iPad to get cash back when you purchase a new iPhone. It doesn't have to be like-for-like products.

And last one… If you bring in all of your cables and accessories you are likely to get a higher trade in value on your device. 

Having the latest iPhone has a host of benefits. Not only is it the most advanced iPhone available, it also means that you’ll have access to the best versions of all apps. With the latest technology, developers update their apps to take advantage of all the features that the newest iPhone has to offer. So whether it’s through your iStore Card, on a cellular contract or just for cash, getting that brand new iPhone every year has never been easier.

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