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Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Models in United States, Starting at $499

Apple today has added refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models to its online store for the first time in the United States.


iPhone 7 models are available in all three storage capacities, including 32GB for $499, 128GB for $589, and 256GB for $679, reflecting savings of 10 percent off Apple's current prices for brand new models. All five colors are currently in stock, including Black, Jet Black, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold.

iPhone 7 Plus models with 32GB or 128GB of storage are available for $599 and $689 respectively, which is also 10 percent off. There are no 256GB models in stock. Available colors include Black, Gold, and Rose Gold.

Apple says all refurbished iPhone models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new white box and all manuals and accessories. Apple also installs a new battery and replaces the outer shell, making it nearly impossible to distinguish between a refurbished and brand new iPhone.

Any refurbished iPhone model comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the device is delivered. The warranty can be extended to up to two years from the original purchase date with AppleCare+, at a cost of $129 for the iPhone 7 and $149 for the iPhone 7 Plus in the United States.

All in all, customers can save somewhere between $50 and $80 on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this way. Those looking for an even better deal, and who are okay with a little wear and tear, may wish to consider Virgin Mobile's pre-loved iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models, which start at $299 and $349 respectively.

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3 weeks ago

serious people buy refurbish phones or other tech not wise decision

Apple's refurbs are just as good, if not better, than new. You just don't get a fancy box.
Rating: 17 Votes
3 weeks ago

serious people buy refurbish phones or other tech not wise decision

Same warranty options and cheaper. Why is this not wise?
Rating: 17 Votes
3 weeks ago

serious people buy refurbish phones or other tech not wise decision

I disagree, if anything goes wrong with your "new" phone apple gives you a refurbish one anyway.
Rating: 17 Votes
3 weeks ago
“Refurbs” are literally as good as new, when it comes to Apple.

Don’t make the mistake of interpreting the term as ‘second-hand’ or somehow ‘used’.

It’s as good as new, but technically has to be called a refurb; so Apple reduce the price, but preserve the quality and warranty.
Rating: 14 Votes
3 weeks ago
Most of my apple products are refurbs and they are great! Wooo
Rating: 8 Votes
3 weeks ago
I still using my Jet Black Plus 128GB and have no intention to upgrade.. the phone is a beast.
Rating: 7 Votes
3 weeks ago

refurbish means second of all anything cheap is definitely not good or up to standards


Not true at all in what you posted. Apples replacement iPhones have a new aluminim casing, new battery and new display. Essentially the only thing that is used is the logic board. And they have a one-year warranty.
Rating: 6 Votes
3 weeks ago
Refurbished is just another word for secondhand, 10% off is way too low


I disagree, if anything goes wrong with your "new" phone apple gives you a refurbish one anyway.


Not in The Netherlands.(might be even in lots more countries in Europe)
Rating: 6 Votes
3 weeks ago

Refurbished is just another word for secondhand, 10% off is way too low

Albeit with a new shell and battery. Who cares if the internals are second-hand? Apple inspects it and warranties it just like a new phone.

Many, many moons ago, I worked in an equipment disposition center. If someone ordered a product, say a printer, and opened the box and sent it back, we could not resell as new, only as refurbished, even though the product was not touched.
Rating: 4 Votes
2 weeks ago

You sure about Apple's refurb/replacement iPhones having a new display? I have not seen that mentioned in Apple's own statements about their Certified Refurbs. Unless the display is considered part of the outer shell?.


100% positive The refurbish/replacement iPhone receives an all new display. ALL replacement iPhones receive a new aluminum casing (In this case, an iPhone 7), battery and display. Apple doesn't use 'Old' displays even if they look like they're in 'Good condition'. They replace the displays as part of their refurbished process.

I have had multiple replacement devices in the past, and they indeed replace the displays. Also, for what it's worth, there are multiple threads in the iPhone forum with others having exact same experiences with the display being replaced.
Rating: 2 Votes

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