A few days ago, rumors started emerging claiming that Apple is exploring the idea of introducing a refurbished iPhone 6 as an entry-level model for 2017.
Well, this is happening and in fact, those in India can now get their hands on the refurbished iPhone 6, which takes the storage from 16GB to 32GB. If anything, this is the only major change that Apple has made to the new phone, choosing to keep the rest of the specs as they are. However, Apple’s choice is fascinating, given that the iPhone 6 is a 2014 model. If anything, it would have made more sense coming in with a refurbished iPhone 6S, especially since the phone has one of the best features that the 2014 model lacks – 3D Touch.
In India, the new iPhone 6 can be purchased for Rs 28,999, a figure that translates to about $435. Mark you, this is not the official price of the refurbished phone, rather, Amazon India is offering a small discount on the phone, which will be ending on March 7 – tomorrow. When the discount ends, the phone will revert to the normal price of Rs 30,700, which is about $460.
As noted earlier, the 32GB iPhone 6 is already selling in China and will soon be available in Taiwan. Other than the change in storage, the rest remain unchanged from the 2014 model. This means you get a 4.7-inch 750p resolution screen, Apple A8 SoC paired with 1GB RAM. The back has an 8MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture while the front comes with a 1.2MP shooter with the same aperture. To keep it alive is an 1810mAh battery that is charged via a USB 2.0 reversible connector. Software-wise, the refurbished handset has the latest iOS 10 out of the box as opposed to iOS 8 that it debuted with.
The launch of this 32GB iPhone 6 comes amid rumors that Apple has plans to hold an event this month where the iPhone SE could be refreshed alongside new color variants for the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but this has so far not been confirmed by Cupertino.