Get backpack ready with iStore.

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It’s almost back to school time and getting the kids backpack ready takes planning and preparation. 

Not only do you have to worry about having all the right uniform and shoes, you also have to concern yourself with technology becoming so intertwined with education, that most schools these days require children to have a laptop or iPad of their own. 


Not to worry though, iStore is here to help with a few affordable solutions to get you backpack ready! 


Cellular deals 


Did you know you can take out or upgrade your contract at an iStore? With iStore exclusive deals on iPhone, iPad and Mac you will be sure to find devices that are right for you and your budget. Click here to find out more. 



You can also trade in up to 2 iOS devices and even get cash back, making it even easier for you to get your hands on the products you love. For more information and requirements click here 


Factory shop

For great offers on a variety of Apple products and accessories visit our Factory Shop* located at iStore Sandton Drive, Centurion, Pavilion and Somerset West. The Factory Shops are all stocked with demo units, open box and previously loved devices, all in great working condition. The perfect place for getting the kids equipped for school. 

If you have any queries/want more information in regards to the Factory Shop you can email: 

[email protected]



Amongst the back to school buzz and excitement its also prime time for things to go missing. Keep track of your belongings with Tile.   A bluetooth tracker that allows you to ring your belongings and track a last known location. You can purchase various tiles for your belongings and manage them with the Tile App. 

Lost a backpack with a valuable newly purchased iPad? Ring your backpack from the app. Click on the video below to learn more about Tile.



Learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom at iStore we also offer a wide variety of educational toys for all ages to make learning with technology fun and informative. Children can learn to code with Sphero and their favourite characters such as BB-8, R2D2 and Lightning McQueen as well as the worlds smallest robotic ball - Sphero Mini. For those lego fans out there, unleash a world of walking, talking and thinking robots with Lego Mindstorms EV3. 


Coding is becoming such a vital element in education. It develops the skills for problem solving, sequential thinking, designing and collaborating with others. Working on computational and mathematical skills is made fun and interactive when writing code for real life application using robotic toys such as Sphero and Jimu robots. 


In partnership with Think Ahead, children can learn to write their first line of code with Code Space - a coding camp designed to teach the fundamentals of coding in a fun environment. To book a session or find out more about our coding sessions hosted in our stores simply contact:  [email protected] 


It doesn’t just start and end with coding, there is also something for your little ones called Tiggly. 


Tiggly works with iPad and helps develop various skills and comes in 3 different products. 


Tiggly Shapes
Assist with shape recognition, problem solving and creativity 

Tiggly Maths
Addition, number line, and counting with  and last but not least 

Tiggly Words
Teaching reading, word building, digital storytelling, short and long vowel sounds, and much, much more.



With affordable solutions such as iStore Card and the Factory shop along with all the wonderful educational toys that go hand in hand with today’s current technology, iStore is here to get you backpack ready! 


*The iStore Factory shop does not offer training or technical support, iStore Factory Shop customers will however still be able to access training and technical support at all other iStores.The Factory Shop does not offer cellular contracts, trade-in, or iCare products. iStore promotions and special offers are not redeemable in the iStore Factory shop. Stock may vary and availability can only be confirmed upon visiting the Factory Shop. Stock is limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.  Only debit and credit cards will be accepted. iStore Gift Cards will not be accepted at the Factory Shop. 

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