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New iPhone, development platform heads for SA

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Apple, which is launching its new iPhone tomorrow, will also announce a new online marketplace offering mobile applications for the instrument.

CEO Steve Jobs believes the move could herald the start of a new computing platform.
With the new phone set for launch, Apple watchers are hoping for something new and innovative from the computer maker.
The new model will work on 3G and is also better able to work with Microsoft Exchange.
Meanwhile, Belkin and KNR Flat Rock, one of South Africa's major distributors of accessories for digital devices, have announced their co-operation in the South African market to focus on its iPod and iPhone accessory ranges.
This follows Vodafone's recent announcement that South Africa will be included in its global launch of the iPhone through South African affiliate Vodacom.
With this new agreement, Belkin will improve the availability of its complete product range throughout the South African B2B and retail channel and ensure that new iPhone channels are adequately addressed.
Paul Shenton, Belkin's national account manager, explains: "We are delighted with this new partnership; it enables us to draw from KNR Flat Rock's extensive knowledge and expertise of the South African market.
"We are looking forward to leveraging our activities in this region significantly. South Africa is a definite growth market and as such it was only natural for us to co-operate with an established partner."
Nick Cooke, MD of KNR Flat Rock, adds: "We are proud to welcome Belkin to KNR Flat Rock's stable of leading accessory brands and look forward to introducing their products to our channels, in particular the cellular retail channel, when the iPhone is launched.
"In our years of experience in the accessories market we have watched the steady re-emergence of Apple as a consumer electronics giant and understood it was only a matter of time before they entered the cellphone market.