Apple has silently relaunched the iPhone 6 in a 32GB format across the globe. The firm has chosen not to retail the device directly but instead has sold it via a number of carrier partners.
The 32GB iPhone 6 was originally launched in developing markets as a cheaper alternative but has become available in the US and UK recently.
The 32GB iPhone 6 was launched in the UK on the EE network on Wednesday. The local version is the same as the SKU available in the US, on offer only in Space Grey.
The most outstanding feature of this is not the phone as such, but the mere fact that Apple chose to re-launch it. Its specs are the same as the 2014 model, except of course for the storage space. The iPhone 6 was the first model featuring a 4.7-inch screen, an 8MP camera and the Apple A8 chip, but was initially only available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions.
It would appear that the company has brought back the iPhone 6 to help it through a quiet sales period while many top-end clients wait for the next-generation device.
In the UK, however, available carrier plans for the iPhone 6 32GB are not particularly competitive for a device that is already a few generations old. It is necessary to sign up for a two year contract at a similar price to the brand new iPhone 7 with the same amount of data.
In addition to the US and the UK, the 32GB iPhone 6 has also been launched in India and some European countries during recent weeks.
In related news, EE will reportedly expand its free Apple Music subscription deal to existing clients, offering them the chance to benefit from six months of free Apple Music.