Apple Begins Selling Refurbished Intel-Based 27-Inch iMac Released August 2020

Apple today began selling certified refurbished models of the latest Intel-based 27-inch iMac, originally released in August 2020, in the United States and Canada. Prices are discounted by approximately 15 percent compared to brand new models.

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The latest 27-inch iMac features a 5K display with True Tone and a nano-texture glass option, 10th-generation Intel Core processor options, AMD Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics options, up to 128GB of RAM, up to 8TB of storage, a higher-resolution 1080p camera, the Apple T2 security chip, and improved speakers and microphones.

Refurbished pricing starts at $1,529 for the base model 27-inch iMac with a 3.1GHz six-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and Radeon Pro 5300 graphics, compared to regular pricing of $1,799. Two higher-end configurations are available as well, but supplies are limited and inventory will likely fluctuate.

Apple says all refurbished ‌iMac‌ models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new box and all manuals and accessories, including a Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Lightning to USB cable, power cord, and a polishing cloth. In our view, a refurbished iMac is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new model.

Any refurbished Mac is covered by Apple's one-year limited warranty and 14-day return policy, and AppleCare+ can be purchased.

The major caveat here is that this is still an Intel-based iMac. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman recently reported that Apple is planning to launch a new iMac this year with a next-generation Apple silicon chip and a similar design as the Pro Display XDR, including slimmer bezels, a flat back, and no metal chin below the display. Two sizes are expected.

If you are still considering the Intel-based model, keep in mind that third-party resellers frequently offer better deals than Apple's refurbished store, so be sure to monitor our deals roundup for the latest discounts.

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Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
17 months ago

I really wanted to replace my MBP with a new iMac.
Figured it would be an easy upgrade, but now that Apple designs their own chips I find that waiting is a better option.
Only issue now is how long, and do I really want the 1st gen A1 iMac lol...
Thankfully my iPad Pro does everything I need.
Just wait for the A4; then you'll get that crisp iPhone 4 speed.



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KSpider Avatar
17 months ago
Waiting on apple silicon iMac...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
17 months ago
I won’t upgrade to the Apple Silicon Mac until it has Face ID. Not falling for Apples drip drop of features.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iapplelove Avatar
17 months ago
I really wanted to replace my MBP with a new iMac.
Figured it would be an easy upgrade, but now that Apple designs their own chips I find that waiting is a better option.
Only issue now is how long, and do I really want the 1st gen A1 iMac lol...
Thankfully my iPad Pro does everything I need.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nepalisherpa Avatar
17 months ago
Intel? No, thank you!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newyorksole Avatar
17 months ago
You guys are crazy Lol. There are plenty of average Joe consumers out there who want Intel iMacs. My 2019 27” will definitely be able to be sold for a decent price.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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