Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Models

Apple today began selling certified refurbished iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models for the first time since the devices were released in September 2018.

At the time of writing, the refurbished models are available in Space Gray, Silver, or Gold with 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage through Apple's online store in the United States. All of the models are unlocked, aka SIM-free.


Refurbished models available:
  • iPhone XS - 64GB: $699, down from $999 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS - 256GB: $829, down from $1,149 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS - 512GB: $999, down from $1,349 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS Max - 64GB: $799, down from $1,099 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS Max - 256GB: $929, down from $1,249 in September 2018
  • iPhone XS Max - 512GB: $1,099, down from $1,449 in September 2018
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, which can be extended with AppleCare+ at a cost of $199 for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Apple is not offering refurbished iPhone XR models at this time.

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4 weeks ago


Gee...compared to iPhone 11 pricing why would anyone buy one of those?

OLED screen, better build material, 3D Touch
Rating: 16 Votes
4 weeks ago
Gee...compared to iPhone 11 pricing why would anyone buy one of those?
Rating: 10 Votes
4 weeks ago
All still stupidly expensive…
Rating: 6 Votes
4 weeks ago


Still speeding along on my 6s.

Still kinda-speeding along on my iPhone SE.
Rating: 6 Votes
4 weeks ago


Still speeding along on my XR.

Still speeding along on my 6s.
Rating: 5 Votes
4 weeks ago
We need these specs put in the iPhone 8 form factor. No notch, no ugly camera, and a home button. Win win.
Rating: 5 Votes
4 weeks ago
Funny how you can buy unlocked iPhone's in Canada directly from Apple, but then Canada never gets them on clearance or refurb deals.
Rating: 4 Votes
4 weeks ago
Needs at least another $200 off those prices, compared to the 11 series (inc pro) their not worth it that amount.
Rating: 4 Votes
4 weeks ago


Gee...compared to iPhone 11 pricing why would anyone buy one of those?


The XS is no slouch. 30% off to get last years’ model is a decent deal.

Don’t forget it wasn’t long ago that Apple knocked off only $100 of the prior year iPhone and kept it on sale along side the newest model. I realize this iPhone is refurbished, but the discount is also significantly greater.
Rating: 4 Votes
4 weeks ago
They just cut the prices of the Xs models at JB HiFi in Australia where you can still buy them new. I picked up an Xs Max yesterday. I think they’re selling quickly at the lower prices considering they’re a lot cheaper than the Pro models.
Rating: 3 Votes

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