Since the first iPhone, Apple has cemented itself as one of the market leaders in the smartphone industry, especially in regards to premium grade flagships. This apparently has held true for even a few old and disassembled models of iPhones as well, which in some cases are selling anywhere between 800 to 1,000 Yuan (roughly 150 US Dollars) in China.
According to a post on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website, a few Chinese stores are selling these older disassembled iPhone models for prices as high as 1000 Yuan. The post even shared a video regarding these shops, which revealed models like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Notably, it was also stated that the second hand value of these handsets (roughly 6 to 12 US Dollars) just 40 to 80 Yuan. But despite this, the disassembled variants are being sold for a much higher price.
The old iPhones are disassembled by hand by the store owners, with the disassembled parts being kept in good condition. Apparently, these broken down parts of the old iPhones also serve as a collector’s item, since the iPhone 4 series has been touted to be one of the best handsets from the Cupertino based giant. The devices take about 30 minutes to be disassembled with care, so as to maintain its appearance.
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World news – CA – Old Disassembled iPhones are being sold for as much as 1000 yuan ($150) in some Chinese stores – Gizmochina