Vodacom and MTN have both confirmed that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be released in South Africa on the 15 November. We have been waiting for official confirmation from Apple however Apple have remained silent on the issue.
According to Wikipedia the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5s will launch in South Africa and the Philippines on the 15 November and no other countries are listed. This may seem strange but we have done some investigating and this is what we found.
Last year when the iPhone 5 was being there were 5 countries that released the iPhone 5 with no word from Apple about these release dates. These 5 countries: India, Mexico, Thailand, Colombia, and South Korea have all received the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c already.
If we look even deeper there were 33 counties that received the iPhone 5 on the same day as South Africa and 13 of these countries have already received the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
After more research we discovered that only cellphone networks in South Africa and the Philippines have confirmed the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch date of 15 November. Could it be that South Africa will get no official word from Apple about the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c release date?
All that aside, Vodacom and MTN will release the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on the 15 November and the countdown has begun.
Cell C and Telkom Mobile have remained silent about the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c however we believe that the released date is the same for all networks.