If you live in Canada and you want the new iPhone 6S, this might be the best news you read all day.
Brief summary: Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) is offering in Canada its new iPhone 6S for only 5$. Yes, you’ve read it right: Only 5$.
As part of a special promotion to slow the growth of Samsung with its Galaxy S7 in Canada, Apple is working with one of its distributors in Canada, Zuuvu, to offer for a limited time its iPhone 6S with a reduction of 99% on its original price.
What’s this crazy promotion all about? The Director of Marketing, Robert Branson, clarifies it for us:
In the last year, Apple’s market share in Canada has fallen to 24.8% and has continued to slide since the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Apple can recover part of that share right now before the launch of the Samsung Galaxy 8 by offering our flagship at a ridiculous price. We trust that the new customers will stay with us in future generations and will spread the word among their friends.
Does it sound too good to be true? That’s what David Spencer, 29 (London) thought too. Even so he decided to try it and received his iPhone 6S through the post a week later.
David Spencer: “To begin with I thought it was another of the swindles on the internet, but after researching it a bit I saw that Zuuvu is a legitimate company which already did this promotion in the United States. So I decided to take the risk, in any case, it was only 5$. 5 days later, the postman knocked my door with a parcel which had the Apple logo on it”
Apparently this type of “practically free” promotions is quite common practice in international companies with large marketing budgets. For example, Burger King launched a similar campaign in 2013, giving away 20,000 Whoppers totally free through its Facebook page.
This is show to get your iPhone 6S for 5$:
- Step 1: Simply visit the promotion’s official website.
- Step 2: Add your info and email address and pay the 5$.
Your mobile will be sent to the stated address and you’ll receive it by certified mail within 3 to 5 days, depending on the demand on those days (and whether there are units left).
This way you can get an iPhone 6S for a laughable price. But is this new model the best Smartphone on the market?
I’ve been fortunate enough to try it and compare it with other models such as the Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 4 and Nexus 6. I can say that the iPhone 6S is top of the league for call quality, battery duration, screen resolution, camera and speed
The promotion passes the test!
As I also thought it was too beautiful to be true, I decided to buy one last weekend and I received it yesterday morning!
If you have also been fortunate enough to get your hands on one, don’t forget to share your feedback in the comments!