Trade in your Samsung for an iPhone at the iStore

There’s never been a better time to switch to iPhone. iStore is excited to offer Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners the option of trading in their phones for a new iPhone 6, and up to R3 500 back. 

Customers can get money back when upgrading or renewing their contract on any of the four major cellular networks (Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom), and all contract types, or when they buy a new iPhone for cash. Until now, this type of trade-in programme only applied to previously loved iPhones, but the success of and demand for the initiative led to the expansion to other devices. 

Customers simply need to claim their trade-in voucher on and they will lock-in a trade-in value for the device. Customers who secure their trade-in voucher as soon as possible will ensure they lock in the highest return on their old smartphone.

Model Price
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active G870A Up to R3 500
Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H 32GB Up to R3 500
Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F 32GB Up to R3 500
Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F 16GB Up to R3 200
Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H 16GB Up to R3 200
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini G800F Up to R2 000
Samsung Galaxy S4 i9506 Up to R1 800
Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 Up to R1 800
Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 Up to R1 800
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active i9295 Up to R1 000
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini i9190 Up to R1 000
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini i9195 Up to R1 000
Samsung Galaxy S III i747 Up to R1 000
Samsung Galaxy S III i9300 Up to R1 000
Samsung Galaxy S III i9301I Neo Up to R1 000
Samsung Galaxy S III i9305 Up to R1 000

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ZAStore Overcharging Online

Apple recently dropped the price of the Apple TV in the US from $99 to $69 but in South Africa we have not seen this price drop yet. A process that should take a few hours still hasn’t happened.

We noticed that the Apple TV disappeared from iStore Online website ( a few days before Apple lowered the price of the Apple TV. The search feature on the website returned no results. We then contacted iStore to enquire about the Apple TV. We were give a link to the ZAstore ( website with the Apple TV listed for R1 399, the normal selling price.

After some digging we managed to find the Apple TV on the iStore Online website for a special price of R 1 199, a R200 difference. If I had paid the R1 399 would ZAStore have given me a refund once I discovered the price difference?

After notifying them of the price difference they still haven’t made any changes. Interestedly the iStore Online website and ZA Store website are run by the same people.

iStore #fail

Apple today announced that the iPhone 6 would be available in South Africa on the 24 October.

On the iStore website they have advertising both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as coming in a 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB when both models actually come in 16GB, 64GB, 128GB. It is surprising to see the company that represent Apple in South Africa making such a mistake.

Many Apple fans in South Africa have vocalised their dissatisfaction at Core who are the official distributors of Apple in South Africa yet nothing changes. However we can make a difference….

What we can do is email Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, and request that Apple officially come to South Africa. Click here to email Tim.

iStore Canal Walk Robbed by iGang

In the last two months three iStore have been robbed and it seems like the iGang have now moved on to the Western Cape. On Wednesday 8 October just after 8pm the iStore in Canal Walk was robbed.

According to users on Twitter, 2 people were shot. It is unknown what condition they are in.

No information is available as to what transpired or how much the iGang got away with.

iStore has been posting information in all their stores stating that stolen devices will be deactivated.

New Macbook Pro with Retina Display, now available at iStore

With fourth-generation Intel Core processors, powerful graphics and ultra-fast flash storage, the incredibly advanced MacBook Pro with Retina display delivers unprecedented performance and remarkable battery life.

Now available at iStore

MacBook Pro Retina 13”

2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
128GB flash storage

R17 499

MacBook Pro Retina 15”

2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
256GB flash storage

R26 499

2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 
256GB flash storage

R20 999

2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
512GB flash storage

R33 499

2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
512GB flash storage

R24 999

Trade in your old iPhone and get up to R5000 cash back

Upgrading your iPhone between now and 31 Jan 2015?

Secure your trade in voucher of up to R5000 today.

Use your trade in voucher towards your upgrade
on your new iPhone, at iStore, anytime between now and 31 January 2015.

It’s valid when you upgrade on all cellular networks, all contract types,
or cash, regardless of where you signed up for your current contract.

Trade in values drop dramatically after the launch of a new iPhone product.
Claiming your trade in voucher today will secure this high value 
for your future dated trade in. 

Download your voucher now, it carries no downside,
no cost and no obligation.

STEP 1: Click on the link below today, select your iPhone model and send us your details

STEP 2: Your trade in voucher will be emailed to you. Keep this until you are ready to upgrade. 
Any time before 31 January 2015.

STEP 3: Redeem voucher at iStore when trading in your old iPhone for a new one. 
Voucher will be a discount off a cash purchase or cash back via EFT on a cellular contract

iPhone 5s

iPhone 5c

iPhone 5

R5000 cash back

R4000 cash back

R4000 cash back

iPhone 4s

iPhone 4



R2500 cash back

R1500 cash back


The trade in amount on your voucher is the amount that iStore will
either discount off your cash purchase or pay to you via EFT, when
upgrading an existing cellular contract or opening a new one.

Voucher valid until the 31st Jan 2015 and is subject to your previously loved 
iPhone being in a good condition.

Terms and conditions apply.