The iPhone 3GS was released nine years ago and is already considered a relic of the beginnings of the modern smartphone, so we would be surprised to find such a device on the shelves of a store or telecom operator. It seems, however, that SK Telink, South Korea's largest telecoms company, will sell the third Apple smartphone at the end of the month, as it found an old unsold batch in a warehouse. Collectors may be interested in this model because it will be sold at a very low price without a contract.
The iPhone 3GS was launched in the summer of 2009 and was available at that time exclusively through telecom operators at prices ranging from $ 99 with a high contract. SK Telink will put the phone on sale at a price of only 44,000 won, or 41 US dollars, but stocks will be very limited. Since you can find a second-hand iPhone 3GS with serious traces of use and even cracked screens for a similar price, South Korean operator offer is even attractive for those who are looking for such a model
But the Apple phone is out of date in all respects. It comes with a 3.5 "VGA display (480 x 320 pixels), integrates a single-core Cortex-A8 chipset at 600 MHz, comes with 8, 16 or 32 GB storage options and integrates just 512 MB RAM. The 3 megapixel camera does not have stabilization and offers aperture to f / 2.8, and shooting is limited to 480p resolution. Its plastic construction on the back is also something we do not see much on the market today. Last but not least, the latest iOS compatible version is iOS 6.1.6, which still used the old design with "skeumorfice" icons.
Probably those who will buy this "old" will not take it to use it in everyday life but to keep a piece of smartphone history in good condition