The iPhone 3GS is going back on sale, but for a limited time and only in South Korea



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Apple hasn’t manufactured a new iPhone 3GS since the now-ancient smartphone was retired in 2012. But shoppers in South Korea will be able to pick one up before June is over.

South Korean wireless carrier SK Telink discovered an unsold shipment of the third-generation iPhone hidden away in a warehouse, local news service ETNews reports (h/t VentureBeat). Each one will be sold unlocked for the U.S. equivalent of roughly $40.

All of the devices are never sold, new-in-box products. Though given their age, SK Telink plans to open each one, test it, and — provided it works — repackage it. The iPhone 3GS arrived in South Korea for the first time in late 2009, and there’s no way to know if their rechargeable batteries still work without testing them first. Read more…

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