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Apple's Refurbished Store Now Offering iPhones

Apple recently updated its online refurbished store to include a range of different iPhone models, giving customers a way to purchase a certified refurbished device at a lower cost directly from Apple.

Apple is currently offering refurbished iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models in a variety of colors and capacities. Prices for an entry-level 16GB iPhone 6s start at $449, while a 16GB iPhone 6s Plus can be purchased for $529.

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Those prices are $100 to $120 less than brand new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices, which are priced at $549 and $649 for 32GB of storage space. All refurbished iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models are unlocked and SIM-free, meaning they are compatible with all U.S. carriers.

While Apple has long offered iPads and Macs in its refurbished store, it has never before allowed customers to purchase refurbished iPhones. Customers who wanted lower prices on iPhones had to wait for third-party deals or purchase refurbished/used devices from a third-party retailer.

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All of Apple's refurbished products, iPhone included, are tested, certified, cleaned, and guaranteed with a one-year warranty. iPhones also feature a brand new battery and a fresh outer shell, ensuring there are no scratches or other cosmetic damage.

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15 weeks ago
So this is where all of the iPhone upgrade program phones end up...
Rating: 22 Votes
15 weeks ago
Well, when India falls through you do this. :apple:
Rating: 19 Votes
15 weeks ago
For those wanting to buy a refurbished iPhone from Apple this has to be good news.

"All of Apple's refurbished products ('//www.macrumors.com/guide/buying-refurbished-apple-products/'), iPhone included, are tested, certified, cleaned, and guaranteed with a one-year warranty. iPhones also feature a brand new battery and a fresh outer shell, ensuring there are no scratches or other cosmetic damage."
Rating: 17 Votes
15 weeks ago
* For the 2nd time. The first iPhone was available as a refurb in 2007.
Rating: 16 Votes
15 weeks ago
Well that's great, but what they really need is a refurb section for their #1 product, Dongles.
Rating: 13 Votes
15 weeks ago
Very nice if you're in the market.

Now, let the obnoxious posts begin...
Rating: 9 Votes
15 weeks ago


Now, let the obnoxious posts begin...

You mean after yours, of course.;)

On topic: Pretty good deal considering the warranty and support.
Rating: 9 Votes
15 weeks ago
Well this will kill the resale market.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 weeks ago
Remember when Apple was doing this with the original iPhone? This has been done before.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 weeks ago
Quick comparison with Swappa....

Mint condition 6s 16GB (A1688) is $400-$420 and good condition is $370-$390 vs $449 + tax (if applicable) from Apple. That extra $50-$80 you're paying with Apple gets you a 1 year warranty.

Mint condition 6s Plus 16Gb (A1687) is $470 and good condition is ~ $400 vs $529 + tax (if applicable) from Apple. That extra $60-$130 you're paying with Apple gets you a 1 year warranty.

Might be worth getting 6s from Apple since it's only $50-$80 more for warranty, but not so much for 6s Plus IMO.
Rating: 6 Votes

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