It is no secret that most Kenyans shun buying iPhones and Apple devices as soon as they hit the market because of the expensive price tags that accompany them, instead opting for the more pocket friendly android smartphones.
All this is however set to change after online platform goAfrica, Foxconn and IfP -the only authorized reseller of pre-owned iPhones- inked a deal that will see the firms sell renovated iPhones to Kenyan consumers at rates between 20 and 30 per cent lower than what the devices sell for in official Apple stores.
According to goAfrica’s General Manager Boniface Munywoki, in a news report by the Business Daily, the deal will make goAfrica the only distributor of licensed pre-owned iPhones in Kenya and the larger East African region. The deal will similarly enable the firm to tap into a lucrative gap in the local and regional smart phones market.
“Many Kenyans would love to own an iPhone, which sometimes pushes them to buy inauthentic gadgets from unscrupulous dealers. We are offering quality products to the market at an affordable price,” said goAfrica General Manager Boniface Munywoki in the Business Daily report.
In the deal, IfP will be tasked with sourcing for iPhones from Apple stores via trade ins with the tech giant in China. Taiwanese Multinational Foxconn will then test and recondition the used smart phones to ensure that they operate optimally before they are distributed by goAfrica for retail.
Apart from being pocket friendly, the phones come with a one-year warranty and can be serviced at any authorised Apple service centre in Nairobi with iPhone models such as the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus currently in stock.