Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iMac With M3 Chip

Apple today added the iMac with the M3 chip to its certified refurbished store in the U.S. for the first time since the computer was introduced in October.

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As usual for Apple's refurbished products, the refurbished iMacs are discounted by approximately 15% compared to the equivalent brand new models, with pricing starting at $1,099. A variety of configurations and color options are available.

All of the usual accessories are included in the box, including a Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, power adapter and cord, and USB-C to Lightning cable.

Apple says it puts refurbished Macs through "full functionality testing" and a "thorough cleaning process and inspection," and they are covered by Apple's one-year limited warranty and eligible for extended AppleCare+ coverage.

In our view, Apple's refurbished Macs are virtually indistinguishable from brand new ones, providing a good opportunity for savings directly from Apple. However, larger discounts are sometimes available from resellers like Amazon.

Apple recently began selling refurbished MacBook Pro models with the M3 chip, and later models with the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips.

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Top Rated Comments

Eric_WVGG Avatar
7 weeks ago

Too bad an M3 can't drive anything bigger than a 24" screen.
It can. You can hook up the 32" XDR display to one.

The decision to not sell a 27" display is purely based on their perception of the market.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
daanodinot Avatar
7 weeks ago
I hope they ever come out with a less low-effort model.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacManiac1 Avatar
7 weeks ago
Near the end of a fiscal quarter. I think they do this to boost revenue and unit sales numbers. I suspect these are brand new and just put in a plain box.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
7 weeks ago

with pricing starting at $1,099. A variety of configurations and color options are available.
This is such great news, I'm glad Apple gave such a big discount... now, in the year 2024, you can spend $1,099 to buy an all-in-one desktop computer with a whopping 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. ?

Meanwhile, on Amazon:

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Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaveN Avatar
7 weeks ago
I got my maxed out M3 iMac a couple weeks ago and am happy with it. I considered a MacBook Pro but really wanted something to replace the old iMac at my desk.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NMBob Avatar
7 weeks ago
Too bad an M3 can't drive anything bigger than a 24" screen.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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