Apple's popular iPhone could soon be available to South African cellular phone users as Vodafone prepares to market the product around the globe. 

The UK-based company released a short statement today about a new deal with Apple that will allow it to sell the iPhone in 10 markets.
"Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey will be able to purchase the iPhone for use on the Vodafone network," says the statement.
The iPhone was launched in January last year and has proved hugely popular in markets where it is available.
It has also been extensively "hacked" to allow it to work on networks in markets where it hasn't yet been launched.