Apple has silently added a new iPhone 6 SKU in select Asian markets. The iPhone 6, which came out in 2016, is now available with 32GB of internal storage in a Gold Finish in China. You may recall that Apple offered the iPhone 6 in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage variants, so the 32GB SKU is ‘all-new’.
The 32GB iPhone 6 in Gold will also be going on sale in Taiwan starting March 10th, where it will be sold by Taiwan Mobile for free on a 30-month contract for a monthly fee of 1,399 NT ($45), making it the cheapest iPhone that the carrier has sold yet. The carrier is pushing the new SKU as a special limited-edition promotion.
At this point, it isn’t clear if Apple will be selling the 32GB iPhone 6 Gold variant in other markets. Even if it does end up being launched in a few other markets, we only expect it to debut in emerging markets and not markets such as Singapore.
Despite being on sale for over two years now, the iPhone 6 continues to be popular in developing markets across the world. It is also available unlocked in developed markets, for a significantly lower price than the new iPhone 7, which makes it a relatively good value proposition for someone looking to jump into the world of iOS.