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Vodacom CEO Pieter Uys has confirmed, in what appears to be an off-the-cuff tweet, that the iPhone 4 is to reach South African shores “end September”.
Uys’ tweet went practically unnoticed for some time when he tweeted: “date for iPhone4 in SA from Apple is end of September. Will keep you posted…”
The story has since broken on News24 and some other major news websites.
This date is in line with an earlier Memeburn story which broke the news that the iPhone 4 was to make an appearance “in early September”. Memeburn also confirmed from an “industry insider” that MTN would also bring out Apple’s latest iPhone.
The Vodacom CEO, at the time of writing the story, had a rather modest 536 followers — so is probably new to Twitter. He is one of the few local CEOs tweeting.
Vodacom is known for its careful and controlled public relations activities, so it’s unclear whether this was an off-the-cuff comment or sanctioned communication.
Regardless, Memeburn reckons September can’t come soon enough.