The iPhone 6 is back and it comes with 32GB storage

As expected, Apple is bringing back its discontinued iPhone 6 to life. The 3-year old iPhone is now being offered by Taiwan Mobile and it’s marketed as a 2017 limited edition phone.

Before you think this is a stock-clearing exercise, the iPhone 6 was originally launched with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options. For the new release, the iPhone 6 runs with iOS 10 out of the box and comes with 32GB storage which is brand new for 2017. This goes in line with Apple’s offering of at least 32GB across the range including the iPhone 6s.

According to the listing, it comes only in Gold colour and it is now available for pre-orders with contract. At the moment, Apple hasn’t officially announced the device and it isn’t even listed on Apple’s Taiwan website. The cheapest iPhone you can get from the Taiwan online store is the iPhone SE 16GB that’s currently going for 15,500TWD which is about RM2,228. Since the iPhone 6 has lower specs in terms of processor and camera, it could be priced lower than the iPhone SE despite having a larger 4.7″ screen.

From the looks of it, Apple might be struggling to push iPhone SE as their entry-level device as consumers prefer bigger screens in this day and age. Even the discontinued iPhone 5s is still on sale at authorised resellers in Malaysia for as low as RM1,099. Bringing back the iPhone 6 could be a logical thing to do and the lower price tag could win more sales from the lower income segment. The iPhone 6 32GB is currently available in Taiwan but we reckon that it could be released soon in our South East Asian region.

If you’re looking for an entry-level iPhone, would you get an iPhone SE 16GB or an iPhone 6 with 32GB of storage? Let us know and why in the comments below.

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Alexander Wong