Apple launches new Gold 32GB Apple iPhone 6 in Asia

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.


source: TaiwanMobile (translated) via 9to5Mac

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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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65 Comments

1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

TBH this looks very interesting.

41. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

44. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

45. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

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

47. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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 @_@

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

10. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Or the Z3 G4 O+2 or Htcm8.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree. Im just not familiar with otyer phones much. I hate Vanilla Android for anything ither than to tinker. I use to like HTC, butbtbey lost their way after the Incredible and thunderbolt

12. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Read #11....

16. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

The Galaxy S5 is not an iPhone.

72. aroutis

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2015

Thank God

43. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You mean S7. S6 is 2 years old.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 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.....

13. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Much better than cheap junk dustbin grade iBend aluminium. And by the way iBoy why so iAngry?

15. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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

18. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

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

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?

20. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The iPhone 6 has only 1 GB of ram, 8 MP camera with no OIS, cat 4 LTE, bluetooth 4.0, no 3D touch, the A8 is very limiting, especially with the latest version of iOS 10. Nevermind iOS 11 in another 6 months from now. The only difference is the 32 GB of storage instead of the original 16 GB. That A8 SoC is only rated at 115 gigaflops. So re-releasing a 3 year old phone again with the only difference 32 GB of storage. I guess you gotta love Apple for sticking it to the little guys, right?

53. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Firstly, no one gives a s**t about gigaflops. Only f**king losers buy phones for gaming, and even then the iPhone 6 is a better gaming device than any Android because it can maintain consistency regarding frame rates. "the A8 is very limiting," It is LITERALLY more powerful than last year's SD810, you gonna tell me that's "limiting" too? " So re-releasing a 3 year old phone again with the only difference 32 GB of storage" That three year old phone is better than 90% of the cheap crap you get in this price range....Deal with it. "I guess you gotta love Apple for sticking it to the little guys, right?" f**k the "little guy" and all they signify. Being someone lacking in funding is fine, in fact I used to be one myself and you can have a wonderful life without much money. However, when you start complaining about wanting crap you don't need and can't afford, we got ourselves a problem. 1+ has spoiled many of these idiots into thinking they can get everything for less. What they haven't realized is just how crappy their R&D and hardware support divisions are, thus the reason they can charge you beans. Apple actually offers support...But the little guy doesn't care because the little guy can't think past his preconceived notion of "a deal" while listing off specs that never actually amount to anything. The last thing someone in their position should do is buy something purely on specifications, because specifications can be misleading. Here's what I know I will get from buying this iPhone 6: Garunteed iOS 11/12 and possibly 13. Garunteed hardware repair programs. Garunteed accessory support. Better applications. Here's what I get from some off brand midrange phone: "Specs" that really don't amount to much. Headaches after waiting a year to get up-to-date software. Absolutely dreadful hardware support. Oh yeah....Maybe some plastic VR set that will run terribly. Which one would you choose? *Note: Not bashing Android....Just their "midrange" selections outside of ZTE, Hauwei's, and the big boys. Let's be real here...Most of them are awful.

73. aroutis

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2015

What does Garunteed mean?

74. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

I... actually agree to what you said. Your style is just a li'l bit fanboy-ish but your statements are true, nevertheless. It's all fine and all but, it IS a 2014 phone and no one can deny this fact. It is still a great phone but from Apple's perspective, it's simply a cash grab. A way to milk the proverbial cow till she runs dry. Iphone 6 is a great phone, no question, but RE-launching it shows they're greedy. Their greed is also shown in their aggressive campaign against "right to repair" bill. They DON'T want customers to go to third party because they KNOW once/if this bill gets the greenlight, EVERYONE will know that Apple's Genius are NOT genius, well, except ripping you off and making you think that Apple DESERVED the repairing money. Moral of the story: Apple is Greedy, ifans know it but pretend not to, and Android fans love to RUB this fact on their FACES.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

22. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Apple claim that their devices are revolutionary, but as you can see in this article and this one, all of these so called ‘revolutionary features’ were used on Android long before Apple. The thing that gets me though is that Apple find legal loopholes and then sue these other companies for their trademarks. I don’t know how the legal system lets this happen but it sounds like there is something very wrong.

30. mikehunta727 unregistered

"S5 16MP rear camera that will still take better pictures than even an iPhone 7 except in low light." Silly biased Samsung shill fanboy who Trolls PA detected https://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Samsung-Galaxy-S5-overview-Joint-leader-in-DxOMark-Mobile-rankings 79 on DxoMark for S5, 86 for iPhone 7 on DxOmark. https://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Apple-iPhone-7-camera-review-better-than-ever And the S5 was IP67, not IP68. Your such a bigtime Samsung fanboy shill and yet you still dont even know proper specs of past Galaxy devices....lol........... Techie's awful troll attempt shut down in 1 minute

38. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I wouldn't go by DXOMARK because people no longer find them credible (it seemed to coincide with Samsung not being the absolute best in performance). As such I'd post the reviews from Anandtech and PocketNow (Juan Carlos Bagnell is very knowledgeable on photography) which agree for the most part.

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