iPhone 6 fever swept through Mzansi like a hurricane as local celebrities and fans alike arrived at Vodacom World in Midrand, ahead of the highly anticipated launch of Apple’s latest creations. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which went on sale on Friday, 24th October 2014 at 12:00am, convinced hundreds of enthusiasts to leave their cosy beds behind and descend on Vodacom World to get their hands on these highly sought after gadgets. The crowds obviously included Mzansi’s top trendsetting personalities who refused to be outdone by their fans and had to be the first to purchase the new phones.
“iPhone launches are always a big deal in the smartphone world and this year is no exception. It was truly amazing to see the Joburg “It Crew” embracing the midnight launch and popping into Vodacom World to get their devices first,” said Vodacom’s Managing Executive for Retail Operations, Sam Botha.
To add to the dazzle, Vodacom also enlisted Mzansi’s sought after DJ Fresh as well as comedians Goliath and Goliath, and Tats Nkonzo to entertain and keep the hundreds of iPhone devotees who had been queuing for hours tapping.
“I have personally been a huge fan of the iPhone and when I realised that Vodacom was launching it at midnight I had to be one of the first people to get my hands on it, it’s my obsession,” said Long Walk to Freedom Actress, Terry Pheto. “I’m an Apple lover at heart, and when I heard of the iPhone 6 launch at Vodacom, I traded my pajamas for my stilettos. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do for epic selfies”, added Roxy Burger.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are now available at all leading Vodacom outlets, nationwide!