Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro Models

Apple has begun selling discounted refurbished 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro models through its online store in the United States for the first time, with up to $200 savings available on some base configurations compared to brand new models.


Currently, Apple's refurbished options for the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup are limited to models with the 8th-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors (not the faster 10th-generation CPUs), but this spec does come with Apple's new scissor switch Magic Keyboard, which has been positively received by users, especially following the butterfly keyboard troubles of earlier models.

Apple says refurbished ‌MacBook Pro‌ models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a USB-C power adapter and USB-C cable in the box. In our view, a refurbished ‌MacBook Pro‌ is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new model, so this represents a good opportunity for savings directly from Apple.

Keep in mind that third-party resellers frequently offer better deals than Apple's refurbished prices, so be sure to monitor our deals roundup.

A refurbished ‌MacBook Pro‌ comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the notebook is delivered. The warranty can be extended to three years from the refurbished purchase date with AppleCare+ at a cost of $269 for the ‌MacBook Pro‌.

(Thanks, Shanmugam Senthivel!)

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6 weeks ago
Would be curious as to why the original customer returned it? I am suspecting it’s a YouTuber who didn’t get enough views on his channel. ?
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6 weeks ago


apple has announced an extremely quick transition to ARM.

AAPL needs perfect execution of this quick transition to ARM, or the entire market for macs will collapse.

No it won't.
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6 weeks ago
Considering we are just a few months away from the first ARM devices it should be interesting to what happens with the second hand market of Intel Mac's.
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6 weeks ago
I created a thread for this topic on Wednesday night when the 2020 refurbs were first added to the US refurb store. https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/2020-13-macbook-pros-now-in-apple-refurb-store.2249776/. I've been closely monitoring the refurb store awaiting these models to appear.

Some of the savings are greater than $200. Here's one for which the savings is $230:
https://www.apple.com/shop/product/FXK72LL/A/refurbished-133-inch-macbook-pro-14ghz-quad-core-intel-core-i5-with-retina-display-silver?fnode=f1d2b0898b1b88dca386f53572e565a83e5f6ad55df53a98bfc203ab9a5620e3f11418744703ae11ecc7f35b6fc3ccbd549997a93f7c21429f08455cca30434a8ee7449304c423de3563fba5dd6cf126

Like all refurbs, it's only the stock configs for which you see the savings noted. For the CTOs in the refurb store, you'd have to configure it in the retail Apple Store to get the original price to compare.
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6 weeks ago
They have been appearing in the UK refurb store for the last couple of weeks now.
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6 weeks ago
Ive purchased every one of my macs/ipads/phones through apple's refurb site.
never had a single issue with any of the products and saved hundreds of dollars.

I think the fact they go through them and probably replace everything makes it a great way to get a device.
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