Apple Begins Selling Refurbished AirPods Pro 2 With Lightning Case in Select Countries

Apple in recent days began selling refurbished second-generation AirPods Pro for the first time in select European countries, including the U.K., Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland.

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Importantly, these are the second-generation AirPods Pro with a Lightning/MagSafe charging case, originally released in November 2022. Apple updated the second-generation AirPods Pro with a USB-C/MagSafe charging case and a few other changes in September 2023, but those are not yet available on Apple's refurbished store.

The refurbished AirPods Pro are discounted by approximately 15% compared to original pricing. Apple says all of its refurbished products undergo "full functionality testing" and are "put through a thorough cleaning process and inspection."

Keep in mind that there are often better deals available from third-party resellers, although deals in European countries can be harder to find. In the U.S., brand new AirPods Pro with a USB-C charging case are currently on sale for $189.99 on Amazon, so U.S. customers should avoid purchasing these refurbished ones once available there.

Apple began selling refurbished third-generation AirPods earlier this year.

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Top Rated Comments

lars666 Avatar
26 weeks ago
My guess is that these are 100% brandnew units they just sell as "refurbished" to clear the inventory.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thisismattwade Avatar
26 weeks ago

There is some repacking involved though as all Apple refurbished products come in a brown package with appropriate sized slots for the items. Unlike how some sellers sell returned items, these returns aren't just thrown into a box without thought about presentation. That wouldn't be Apple-like.
Even better: all my Apple refurb products (and I have a few!) have come in white boxes that you could only distinguish from the OG by tiny “refurbished” wording on the back at the bottom.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Attirex Avatar
26 weeks ago
Refurbished Air Pods? Ew, no.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikeyteh Avatar
26 weeks ago
Just sell the USB-C case separately, damnit.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
26 weeks ago
USB-C “lint magnet” and “wobbly/broken tongue” alarmists rejoice… and get the precious Lightning version while you can. Buy 10 to cover you for the USB-D & E “enhanced lint magnet” years too. ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ApAx Avatar
26 weeks ago
Refurbished units of an older model using a dying proprietary charging port that already has been replaced to the standard on the latest model, and the best they can offer is a 15% discount? Come on, Apple...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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