The iPhone 3GS came out nine years ago and is unquestionably outdated to handle many of the tasks that smartphone users throw at their devices every single day. However, a carrier in South Korea has given a new lease on life to the iPhone 3GS as it’s planning to start selling units of this device that are new and unused still in their original packing.
ETNews reports that SK Telink is going to start selling these iPhone 3GS units later this month. They were secured from a warehouse in their original packaging complete with the original accessories. The carrier tested them to ensure that the hardware was still functioning after all these years and found that to be the case.
The iPhone 3GS is unable to run any iteration of the operating system beyond iOS 6 which means that many modern apps will not work on this handset. With Apple having switched to the Lightning connector from the 30-pin connector back in 2012, customers find it hard to get accessories for this handset as well.
The units should be able to perform basic functions such as calls, emails, text messages, photos, music playback, and more. Given that SK Telink will sell the units off-contract for just over $40, this is actually not a bad option for those who just want a basic smartphone.