A new 32GB version of iPhone 6 in Gold has been quietly available at one online carrier in China since late February, and since March 10 prominently in Taiwan as the cheapest iPhone ever offered on the Taiwan Mobile network. As per a local blog, the 32GB “limited-edition” iPhone 6 in Space Gray will launch as soon as next week in Belarus—a 9.5 million people landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia, among other neighboring countries.

Sources say the phone will go on sale via i-Store, priced at the equivalent of $522 (999 Belarusian rubles). For context, i-Store is an Apple Premium Reseller located in Minsk, the country’s capital and the most populous city with 2+ million people.

Other than a new storage SKU, the phone is identical to the original iPhone 6: it still comes outfitted with a 4.7-inch screen sporting a 1,334-by-750 pixel resolution, has a 1.2-megapixel camera out the front and an eight-megapixel shooter out the back, runs Apple’s 64-bit A8 processor with 1GB of RAM and so forth.

The device has been dubbed “iPhone 6 (2017)”.

Taiwan Mobile in March promoted the 32GB iPhone 6 model in gold casing only as the cheapest iPhone to be offered on its network, for the equivalent of $435 unlocked.

Given iPhone 6 debuted with 16/64/128GB of storage, this is actually a new SKU from Apple and it comes with iOS 10 pre-installed versus iOS 8 running on the original phone.

Although Apple isn’t talking much about the phone nor is it selling it at retail stores or on its website, it is issuing this 32GB iPhone 6 as a limited edition. As it would appear, offering this never-before-released iPhone 6 could work in some countries.

iPhone 6 debuted in September 2014, representing a major overhaul of the iconic handset based on bigger screens and sleeker casings. With iPhone 6s’s release the following year in September, 128GB iPhone 6 units got phased out along with gold casings. The whole lineup was entirely discontinued when iPhone 7 launched in September 2016 and iPhone SE made its debut as Apple’s new entry-level option.

Relaunching iPhone 6 should pay off, at least in Belarus and for some Asian carriers.

Knowing the 32GB iPhone 6s starts at the equivalent of about $800 (1,629 Belarusian rubles), paying nearly $280 less for a 32GB iPhone 6 is a fair deal for budget shoppers and first-time iPhone users. Even the refurbished 16GB iPhone 6 model costs more at the equivalent of $626 (1,200 Belarusian rubles).

The report says Belarus will be one of the first European countries to get the phone. Only time will tell whether or not Apple will offer the “new” iPhone 6 in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and across its other major markets revenue-wise.

Source: 42.TUT.BY (Google Translate) via PhoneArena

  • Nathan

    I’d stick away from this phone. It is surely showing its age.

    • cesar 1989

      6s is way better :0 6 has the worst battery life

      • john snow

        Used them both for ~1 year. No difference in battery life between 6 and 6S at all

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        6s is slightly better. Because of the newer SOC

  • Steve Jobs

    The iPhone 6 was a mistake.

    • burge

      Wasn’t the iPhone 6 one of Apples best selling devices? That’s some mistake

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        It’s been apple’s best seller till date.

      • Steve Jobs

        The only factor that brought in success was the push into the market of larger sized phones. Both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6S outperform the iPhone 6 on iOS 10 currently due to how unoptimized the hardware was to accommodate the larger displays, not to mention the amount of continuous hardware issues the 6 faces, including overheating home button, poor antenna signal, camera failure, and touch input issues (aka touch disease) resulting from how malleable the 6000 Series Aluminium was. The only thing going for the iPhone 6 was the HD Retina display, which comes in second to smallest upgrade footprint to the iPhone 7.

      • burge

        Was it or was it not one of Apples best selling devices, A Yes or No answer will do. So in that respect it was not a mistake.

        And to add my iPhone 6 that my daughter now uses has none of the issues you mentioned. You only hear about people complaining about issues what about the majority yes majority of users who didn’t have and still don’t have issues with the iPhone 6.

      • Steve Jobs

        Was the Galaxy Note 7 not one of Samsung’s best selling devices? Had it not been for the hazardous battery the device would have been adopted in masses since it beat all of Samsung’s previous preorder records. The difference is that the iPhone 6’s hardware issues weren’t life threatening, and took time to show. Of course 100% of people won’t have the same issue, but it’s ignorant to assume everything I listed is a non-issue because some that you have haven’t shown any issues yet. Emphasis on the yet. I do repairs on the side and the issues I listed are way more common with the iPhone 6 than any previous or succeeding iterations of the iPhone. It really irks me when people have to get defensive about their favorite brand. Success has nothing to do with long term investment for the user.

      • burge

        You made a statement that it was a mistake you didn’t think about it being one of Apples best selling devices and now you can not except that fact. Mistake or not you can not argue with solid fact but your going to keep trying. And what has Samsung got to do with it your trying to say the iPhone 6 was a mistake. Some mistake for one of apples best selling devices.

      • Steve Jobs

        The Note 7 was the best selling device to date until it was recalled. If Apple had the same battery issue it’d also be recalled. That’s what it had to do with the argument.

      • burge

        We are not talking about what theoretically could of been the best smartphone/most popular. We are talking about the iPhone 6 and your comment of it being a mistake. It WAS one of Apples best selling devices and that has nothing to do with any other device past present or future.

  • john snow
  • 5723alex .

    The SE is so much better with the 6s hardware and cheaper too.
    There is a rumor of Apple launching a new 128GB SE next week.

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    I’ll take the se over this one any day