Not one to shy away from offering more and more SKUs, Apple has quietly, very quietly released a new iPhone.
Don’t get too excited just yet, because this is no world beater. In fact, it’s almost three years old. The phone we are talking about is the iPhone 6, although the model that has now gone on sale is amazingly an all-new SKU because the configuration it is selling in – 32GB, Gold – was never actually sold before. Amazing.
So what exactly is going on here? Well, for starters, the new-old phone is only available in Asia and via select carriers at that. In fact, Apple itself isn’t even selling the phone, which is the first time we have heard of such a thing happening. Correct us if we are wrong!
Customers of Taiwan Mobile will be able to pick one of the new phones up as of March 10th, but the handset has actually been available to buyers in China since last month, again with little to no fanfare.
Apple and its carriers are positioning the device as a low end model, as is to be expected given the internals used, although there is a case for saying that even an iPhone originally launched back in 2014 will be able to more than hold its own against low end smartphones from other manufacturers.
As for Taiwan Mobile, it’s pushing the iPhone 6 as a special, limited time offer and claiming that it is the cheapest iPhone it has ever offered. The carrier is charging NT$1,399/month on a 30-month contract plan (about $45 USD) with the phone given away for free.
Anyone in the region looking for a good, solid iPhone on what appears to be a budget could do worse than check this deal out. It’s gold, too. Apple has previously proven that gold iPhones sell very well indeed in Asia.
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