According to South Korean media ETNews, an operator in South Korea is planning to sell the Apple iPhone 3GS mobile phone in the form of “re-sale”, which is to sell new machines for unpacking and repackaging. Taking into account that the iPhone 3GS is an Apple released 9 years of history, this is obviously an extraordinary move.
It is reported that these iPhone 3GS mobile phones were transferred from a warehouse. Due to the storage of warehouses for a long time, operators need to perform a simple performance test on the camera to ensure that there is no problem with the hardware, and then repackage the machine to “ The SK-Seven Mobile Premium special packaging box was last sold in the SK Seven Mobile online general store.
To be honest, since the iPhone 3GS can only be upgraded to the iOS 6 operating system, it cannot run any applications that have abandoned the iOS 6 system. This means that, under normal circumstances, a large number of today's mainstream applications and functions cannot be experienced on 3GS. In addition, this machine is not likely to provide maintenance, after all, spare parts have been very scarce, rather change, not even the relevant accessories are few.
Of course, although from the iPhone 5 in 2012, the iPhone's data interface was changed from 30 pin to Lightning, but the 30-pin data cable on the market is still a lot, but it may be a little aging. As for the basic functions of the iPhone 3GS, there is not much problem in using it, such as making calls, sending and receiving text messages, and playing music. Korean carriers promise that the box will contain genuine chargers, original data lines and headphones.
According to reports, the operator SK Telink will begin selling the iPhone 3GS models later this month and plans to sell them at 44,000 won (approximately RMB 260). This price is much cheaper than most smart phones, after all, the current domestic Korean iPhone SE's starting price is still 490,000 won.
In fact, as early as 2012, Apple had already stopped production of the iPhone 3GS. At that time, the device had gone through three major iOS system updates. The default was iPhone OS 3. Apple did not start iOS 4 until June 2010. Name the system with "iOS".
In any case, the iPhone 3GS is really a very old model, although in some emerging markets such as India, Apple will occasionally continue to produce and sell some of the old outdated iPhone models, but never sold like SK Telink A model with such a long history. Who will buy it? The average consumer may be few and most of them are still interested in collecting fruit powder.