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Apple launches new Gold 32GB Apple iPhone 6 in Asia

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There was no big announcement, no hoopla, and no product introduction video starring the voice of  Jony Ive. Right under everyone's noses, Apple launched a 32GB Apple iPhone 6 in Gold for certain Asian markets. When the iPhone 6 was originally released in 2014, the phone was offered in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants. The phone is considered new because Apple never had an iPhone 6 model for sale with 32GB in native storage.

The unit has been available in China since late last month as a low-price version of the iPhone. It will launch on Taiwan Mobile on March 10th. The model will not be available from retail stores or from Apple's website. There, the low price choice remains the Apple iPhone SE. The latter is more powerfully spec'd than the iPhone 6, but with a smaller 4-inch screen.

Taiwan Mobile is offering the 32GB iPhone 6 for free with a monthly plan priced at the equivalent of $45 USD a month for 30 months. The carrier is calling it a limited-edition model. On the Taiwan Mobile website is a countdown timer that ticks down toward the March 10th launch.

The 32GB Apple iPhone 6 will be sold by Taiwan Mobile on March 10th

The 32GB Apple iPhone 6 will be sold by Taiwan Mobile on March 10th


source: TaiwanMobile (translated) via 9to5Mac

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posted on 03 Mar 2017, 19:10 3

1. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2624; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


TBH this looks very interesting.

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 03:53 3

41. sgodsell (Posts: 4518; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


iPhone 6 with 1 GB of ram, and 32 GB of storage. Plus the A8 SoC is really old now. So Apples latest version of iOS 10 with only 1 GB of RAM is really dated and limiting. Plus it has cat 4 LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, no 3D touch, only a 8 MP camera with no OIS. Not to mention it is only running at 115 gigaflops with it's dual core 1.4 GHz processor.

http://kyokojap.myweb.hinet.net/gpu_gflops/

This is so not worth it.

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 05:20 1

44. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2624; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I said the phone was interesting, not the deal itself.
Also iPhones were never about the specs.
If priced right unlocked I'd get one.

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 05:57

45. AmashAziz (Posts: 988; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Will you consider it a good deal if its sold at the equivalent of US$ 350?

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 06:57

47. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2624; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Yes, but that's unlikely to happen.
Anything more won't be a great deal considering the excellent $400 phones that have come out recently.
Also, iPhone SE exists.

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 08:54

49. Leo_MC (Posts: 2296; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Do you even get... let's not say 150 Mbps, let's say 100 Mbps in US (on average, I'm not talking peaks)?

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 09:42 2

51. sgodsell (Posts: 4518; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Oh I get, but when other phones last year, and even this years smartphones have released cat 11 (600mbps down/100mbps up), and cat 16 (1 gigabit down/150 Mbps up).

Even the iPhone 7 was restricted to cat 9 (450 Mbps down/50 Mbps up) because Apple mixed modems with both Intel (slower cat 9), and Qualcomm (faster cat 11). So you are the one that doesn't get if you own the latest iPhone 7. Did you learn your lesson today. I guess we should all thank Apple for lowering the average network speed.

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 10:01

52. kiko007 (Posts: 4978; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


You know damn well you aren't getting 600/100 speeds, don't be ridiculous. You just can't accept that people would buy any iPhone over some s**tty midrange from from Vivo or whoever. That's how you ALWAYS sound btw.

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 14:31

56. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


He's just spewing nonsense as usual.

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 20:43 1

60. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Only apple fan would consider this a good buy. However i guess a true fan wouldn't be caught with one of these old phone.

Plus it most likely wouldn't be upgradable with iOS 11/12.

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 22:16

62. sgodsell (Posts: 4518; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Kiko007 you are the ridiculous one. I know full well how these networks work. As a matter of fact, the more slow devices that are on a cell, then it brings down the overall speed of that cell. If you had any technical background, then you would know what I have said is 100% correct.

posted on 04 Mar 2017, 23:36

63. kiko007 (Posts: 4978; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


"As a matter of fact, the more slow devices that are on a cell, then it brings down the overall speed of that cell."

That's retarded. There are at least 12 different factors effecting cellular connectivity, none of which are the actual modems. Face reality: It is impossible to see the speeds you've mentioned throughout the majority of the world. That is FACT.....So keep your bulls**t to yourself.

" If you had any technical background, then you would know what I have said is 100% correct."

Internet dumbass claims to be correct about something he clearly knows f**k-all about. Guess that's a first..../s

:/

posted on 05 Mar 2017, 06:24

66. Leo_MC (Posts: 2296; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


This is march of 2017 and the fastest LTE modem in a phone I can get is still 450 Mbps (I know about V20 and Mate 9, but they are yet to officially come to EU).
I get very often 200 Mbps with my iPhone 7 (around 150 median), I get the same with S7; maybe in 1-2 years I will get 3-400 (which my modem will be able to provide), but by then I will be having a gigabit LTE modem in my phone.
But in US - where you have average internet speeds (by 4G standards) - you have to wait maybe 3-4 years to take advantage of the speeds that the actual modems provide.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 19:19 3

2. ibend (Posts: 6435; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


selling 2.5 year-old smartphone with 30months carrier contract?
that phone will be super-outdated (5 years since launch) when buyer finish the contract @_@

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 19:56 4

6. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3315; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


It's not bad, plenty of ppl keep their phones for 3 years, my grandma still has a nexus 5. As long a smartphone can still get the job done it doesn't matter how dated it is.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 20:00 3

7. kiko007 (Posts: 4978; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


And probably still getting updates, unlike a certain other platform I'm familiar with.

But:https://imgflip.com/s/meme/But-Thats-None-Of-My-Business.jpg

Besides, if you're looking for a "free contract phone" in that region, there probably aren't very many RELIABLE options.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 20:18 4

8. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Even if it was updated to iOS 10 it will still do less than a Galaxy S5.

The S5 is 1080p, IP68, has a larger battery, 16MP rear camera that will still take better pictures than even an iPhone 7 except in low light.

With the recent price drop on the S7, the S6 shoild be a steal. I rather get an S6.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 20:20 2

9. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 13501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why pay all that money for a limited phone, when the S6 would be only a year old and has better hardware.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 20:31

10. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


Or the Z3 G4 O+2 or Htcm8.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 20:42 2

11. kiko007 (Posts: 4978; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


"Even if it was updated to iOS 10 it will still do less than a Galaxy S5."

This sentence.... makes zero sense.

"The S5 is 1080p, IP68, has a larger battery, 16MP rear camera that will still take better pictures than even an iPhone 7 except in low light."

It's also: made of band-aid plastic, laggy AF, not getting ANY software support, ugly as sin, etc. Good on ya.....

"With the recent price drop on the S7, the S6 shoild be a steal. I rather get an S6."

Read the f**king article you twat-munch: "free ON monthly plan". You are something special.....

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 20:45 1

12. kiko007 (Posts: 4978; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Read #11....

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 20:52 1

13. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


Much better than cheap junk dustbin grade iBend aluminium.

And by the way iBoy why so iAngry?

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 20:56 3

14. sukrith2194 (unregistered)


You talk like software support on iOS is something great... How many times have apple's so called software update made phones unbearable to use! Every update fixes something and breaks something totally different... The iPhone 4s and all which as u said got the update has been lagging for years and I'm no fan of Samsung but since u are talking about it, people who care about continuous software updates use custom roms! Did u know that even some of the oldest Android phones are currently running 7.1.1 and still lags less than an iPhone 4s which got the so called official update?

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 20:56 1

15. kiko007 (Posts: 4978; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


I don't have the time or patience to deal with your psuedo-autism today....be gone.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 21:04 1

16. therealestmc (Posts: 438; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


The Galaxy S5 is not an iPhone.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 21:06 3

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 23600; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not everyone is a spec head fanboy. Some people just want a good phone that works for them. No matter how dated it will be, it still has access to a huge eco system, that pretty much everyone caters to.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 21:06 2

18. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


Start back pedaling iKid, he iBusted you.
Can't accept the truth? Truth hurts.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 21:08 1

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 23600; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Tell that to the mainstream consumer, and they'll laugh in your face. Apple has never marketed to spec head fanboys such as yourself. If they did, they wouldn't be as successful.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 21:09 2

20. kiko007 (Posts: 4978; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


"You talk like software support on iOS is something great..."

It is. I can't explain the feeling of not having to wait 8 months to get a 1.1.2 update...You just gotta experience it.

"How many times have apple's so called software update made phones unbearable to use!"

The same number of times Google has bricked phones. Software is hard...Deal with it. Plus I'd rather NOT be stuck in a security black hole to preserve false speed.

"Every update fixes something and breaks something totally different... The iPhone 4s and all which as u said got the update has been lagging for years and I'm no fan of Samsung but since u are talking about it, people who care about continuous software updates use custom roms!"

A) Really, are you too lazy to even spell *you* out?

B) I've never owned a 4s, so I wouldn't know. However, when using a five year old phone from basically the B.C. era of smartphones usually does that to you. You think the A8 chip, which is 125% more powerful than the A5 in the 4s will do fine. Most Android phones today can't match in in terms of raw performance or fluidity.

C) Lmao...Did you just call custom ROMs "software support"? You've got a lot to learn kid.

"Did u know that even some of the oldest Android phones are currently running 7.1.1 and still lags less than an iPhone 4s which got the so called official update?"

I doubt that. Pre-2011, Android phones had the speed of a tortoise being continuously drawn into a molasses pit. To put it simply, slow AF. I need evidence as to this claim of Android software superiority, especially considering the drivers of those older Android phones stopped being supported basically right after they launched.

posted on 03 Mar 2017, 21:09 6

21. Z..... (banned) (Posts: 355; Member since: 01 Feb 2017)


Apple fanboy

You can't argue with an Apple fanboy because it is like playing chess with a pigeon. It doesn't matter how good you are, the pigeon will just knock all of the pieces over, crap on the board and then strut around like it is victorious.

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