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The Apple Watch Series 5 with eSIM is available to purchase in SA

The Apple Watch Series 5 cellular is coming to South Africa, iStore confirmed on Friday.

The device features an always-on display, LTPO display including dynamic refresh rate as low as 1Hz, and Apple’s also fitted a low-power display driver, ambient light sensor.

It also features 18 hours of battery life, comes with a built-in compass, and emergency calling is now available in more than 100 countries.

Apple Watch Series 5 aluminium models are now made of 100% recycled metal. 

While the cellular connectivity via eSIM does allow users to not use their smartphone, they will then only be able to use the watch through Vodacom’s network.

As for those prices, the Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular 40mm aluminium will cost R12 499. The larger 44mm version will set you back R13 499.

The non-cellular versions retail for R7999 and R8999 respectively.

Preorders open in South Africa today via the iStore.

Written by: Gabriella Steyn.

Guzzle Media