expired Apple iPhone 6s Plus 32GB $399 @ Target

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It's on clearance at Target Canberra Centre. I got the last one, not sure if it's nation-wide.

Posting for others to try their luck.

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  • +17 votes

    199 maybe

    • +20 votes

      Its a pretty good price for this phone if you compare with other outlets that sell it. Whether you like Apple or not or consider their products overpriced for what they are (I very much do) is an entirely separate matter.

    • +5 votes

      It's a good price for an iPhone (not necessarily a good price for a phone).

      I'll leave my thoughts about Apple at the door, I'm sure most people know them anyway.

    • +1 vote

      On gumtree probably

  • +1 vote

    This would be perfect for the father in law, I can’t find it online though :(

  • +1 vote

    Why is there a big Optus thing there? Is it locked?

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      Shouldn't be locked, it's >2 years old.
      Worst case scenario, you have to contact Optus to unlock (should be free and instant)

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        Turns out it is locked! Target employee said it is locked to optus. Can anyone try with a different sim and confirm?

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          Target employees know about as much as the Genius bar guys.

          It is not locked, no Optus branding, just comes with an Optus SIM.

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    It comes with an Optus SIM card (and maybe some branding on the iOs)?

    I don't think it's network locked but will update the thread later if I find it is.

  • +22 votes

    Bargain. Absolutely still a usable device.

    • +12 votes

      Usable? Yes, I agree. Bargain? Not sure. $199 or $250 would make it a bargain for me, $399 is still a fair bit of money for a 32GB device (it would be a great price for a 7 I reckon).

      • +1 vote

        It's an alright price. But with 32GB I would have to pay for icloud or else it will fill up and I can't take photos anymore.

        • +4 votes

          Google photos doesn't cost.

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            @Dan83: Wouldn’t trust my photos with Google

            • +4 votes

              @Saban:

              Wouldn’t trust my photos with Google

              May I ask why? I'm sure you've experienced Google at some point.

              What makes you think they are any safer elsewhere? Just because Apple charges a fee?

              I've got all my photos backed up in OneDrive, Google Photos and again in my Google Drive. 1TB of storage with Office - haven't got anywhere near 1TB of photos so suits fine.

              • +2 votes

                @pennypincher98:

                haven't got anywhere near 1TB of photos

                You are not trying hard enough.

              • +2 votes

                @pennypincher98: Google's very poor when it comes to privacy and user data. I'd trust Apple more to do the right thing in this area.

                I'm not an Apple fanboy. The last time I owned an Apple product they were still using the old spectrum apple logo.

                • +5 votes

                  @DisabledUser222926:

                  Google's very poor when it comes to privacy and user data. I'd trust Apple more to do the right thing in this area.

                  Ah confirmation bias. We only see what we want to see right?
                  We don't want to hear that a 16 year old managed to hack into Apple's "secure" network. Or that 225,000 iPhone users private data has been breached lately.

                  To be completely honest, any of the photos I care about enough I don't save to any cloud (which isn't many at all). Not one company can provide complete 100% privacy and security.
                  If you want security, stick it on multiple drives in case one fails.

                  • +4 votes

                    @pennypincher98: I wasn't talking about security but ethics.

                    Again, I don't use Apple products. It's foolish to ignore what Google have been caught doing.

                    • +2 votes

                      @DisabledUser222926: Well some might say Apple's ways can be unethical.

                      I won't get into the whole "terrorists, iMessages and unable to decrypt" scenario as that's for another day. I'll just say it's foolish to ignore what Apple gets away with being such a big company. Oh, and their loyalty to existing customers means nothing it seems.

                      Anyway, at the end of the day businesses are people and people make mistakes. Not just picking on Apple, many companies do unethical (or ethically questionable) things. It's only when they blatantly deny the obvious (or refuse to do anything about it) that it turns into a bigger problem.

                      • +1 vote

                        @pennypincher98: "I won't get into the whole "terrorists, iMessages and unable to decrypt" scenario as that's for another day"

                        That would be a bad example as Apple's cred got a boost there. The FBI's motives were so transparent everyone understood what the situation was truly about.

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                          @DisabledUser222926: You can block quote with the > symbol btw.

                          Apple has faced a tonne of ethical issues. I haven't heard of a company that has made perfect decisions every time, but Apple is far from perfect.

                          Things like Apple suing almost every other technology company in existence for "copying their design" - from Microsoft in the 90s to Samsung, Motorola, Google etc in more recent times.
                          It's funny how even when Android had a feature first, Apple would then claim it as theirs and try to sue them for "copying".

                          Personally I think the whole matter is ridiculous. Healthy competition drives innovation. If Apple was the only one allowed to make a phone or a laptop, there would be little to no advance from 20 years ago.

        • +1 vote

          But with 32GB I would have to pay for icloud or else it will fill up and I can't take photos anymore.

          Why? You don’t have to pay for iCloud if you can’t manage 32GB of storage. Google Photos offers free unlimited storage for photos and videos capped at 16MP/1080P, 15GB free cloud storage for files larger than those. And even iCloud starts at $1.49/month for 50GB.

          • -2 votes

            @aja12:

            Why? You don’t have to pay for iCloud if you can’t manage 32GB of storage. Google Photos offers free unlimited storage for photos and videos capped at 16MP/1080P, 15GB free cloud storage for files larger than those.

            Why settle for 1080p when your phone can do much better? It's like buying a Ferrari and only driving it in school zones.

            And even iCloud starts at $1.49/month for 50GB.

            Not enough. 200GB maybe. But you multiply that monthly cost by the length of ownership, may as well buy a newer phone with 256GB.

            • +5 votes

              @lostn:

              Why settle for 1080p when your phone can do much better? It's like buying a Ferrari and only driving it in school zones.

              I wouldn’t personally liken recording video in 1080p on device capable of 4K to owning and driving a Ferrari strictly in school zones. But yeah, sweet analogy.

              I know a lot of people that record in 1080p over 4K, as the bump in image quality isn’t significant enough to make dealing with the much larger file sizes, either in editing or storage, worth it.

              4K isn’t necessarily “better” than 1080p on some devices either, resolution isn’t everything when it comes to image quality.

              Not enough. 200GB maybe. But you multiply that monthly cost by the length of ownership, may as well buy a newer phone with 256GB.

              Not really. The jump from 64GB to 256GB for an iPhone will set you back an extra $250. That’s equivalent to 55 months of 200GB iCloud storage. Not mention you’re pretty silly to these days if you only keep photos and videos stored locally. If your phone gets lost, stolen, damaged, so long 100GB’s worth of valuable files that weren’t backed up to some sort of cloud storage.

              • +1 vote

                @aja12: You cannot see the quality on small phone (3.5y old soon).
                You enjoy the quality much later when everybody has 8K monitors & 1K (16x less) looks < VHS.
                Always record the best quality you can afford & spend on better monitor when it becomes standard. Like wine, the older the content, more appreciated. You cannot fix the old bad decisions.

                • -1 vote

                  @taki: If I image quality is top priority, you’re not going to be recording on a phone in the first place, are you (I don’t use a phone 80% of the time for this very reason, but sometimes a phone is all I have on me at the time)? Even the best, most expensive smartphones still have tiny image sensors, being fed light through tiny pieces of glass. Computational photography does a remarkable job, particularly what Google is doing, but you’re buying into the consumer fad that resolution = quality.

          • +1 vote

            @aja12:

            Google Photos offers free unlimited storage for photos and videos capped at 16MP/1080P,

            I know for Pixel users at least, it's backed up in original quality. There's some talk about if there is an end date to it but at the moment it's trumping other offerings.

            I think it's quite good of Google to provide iPhone users with unlimited photo and video storage.

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          Just regularly transfer photos to PC
          Costs nothing!
          OR trim your photo library
          Most people only need to keep 1 photo out of every 10

  • +27 votes

    Last iPhone with a headphone jack :D

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      How big of an issue is this really though? I have a feeling everyone just jokes around this but not many care.

      It's a small dongle (no, not that) different. You can get wireless headphones, truly wireless earphones/headphones.

      Lots of people just use the included earpods that plug into the lightning port?

      • +11 votes

        I care! Freaking annoying when the line quality is poor and you forget your adaptor!

        • -8 votes

          I suggest you do one of the following:
          a) permanently have your dongle with you, attached to your earbuds
          b) have the earpods (or similar) on you
          c) buy another dongle
          d) invest in some Bluetooth/wireless headphones

          For me, I've got Bluetooth headphones for a regular day or Pixel Buds (USB C connection) that I can slip in my pocket.

          Forgetting your dongle is like forgetting your Opal card. A royal pain in the arse you'll only do once (hopefully).

    • +11 votes

      Nah the SE was the last iPhone w a headphone jack.

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      In a way removing the jack also was a good thing, by removing it you then have the opportunity to use an alternate DAC that whatever a phone manufacturer elects to use in their phone. It might not seem useful for an average user but audiophiles would be lapping that one up.

      It's one thing most people are very quick to overlook.

      Android is also facing similar issues now.

  • +13 votes

    Same phone I’ve been using for years. Runs great, camera is good and it surprisingly runs quicker with iOS 12 so don’t hesitate to update it.

  • -2 votes

    isn't it the same price from Harvey Norman at the moment, good for those who had Amex offer
    Oops, just realised it is iPhone 6

  • +2 votes

    Has anyone found stock elsewhere? Called a few stores in vic and none of them stock it.

  • +4 votes

    Good on the OP for their purchase but it's a deal where no-one can access stock at that price anywhere? Am I missing something??

  • +2 votes

    My local Target doesn't sell iphones. They cleared out old stock.

  • +6 votes

    So judging by the comments not a single other store has them for this price? If so the deal should be expired.

  • +1 vote

    Apple will probably support this model with iOS updates for another 2 years. Next on the end of life list would be the iphone 5s and 6.

  • +7 votes

    3 sitting in the display cabinet at Target Maroochydore when I was in earlier this arvo for anyone interested. Marked down as per this deal.

    • +5 votes

      I bought my wife a S9+ the other day, she couldn't go a day without charging it. Would that mean it's a shit phone? no.
      I've got a 7 plus, I also couldn't go a full day without charging it considering the amount of time I've been gaming on it.
      The thread has gotten over 100 upvotes, I don't see why this isn't a good deal. Not everyone has the luxury to fling $1000 on a mobile these days, for the price and the fact that you get a reasonably large device, with Apple warranty (I've never been disappointed), it's really not half bad.

    • +3 votes

      Why not replace your battery? Literally took me 10min and cost $11 from eBay, I put a iPhone 7 4250mHa battery in my 6s and it goes 24hrs without a reacharge.
      It’s been a solid phone for over 3yrs now.

      • -2 votes

        Eh, was work phone. Deliberately threw it around and broke it to get a replacement

        • +11 votes

          Eh, was work phone. Deliberately threw it around and broke it to get a replacement

          You sound like a great employee.

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