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Apple Refurbished Products: Should You Buy Them?

Tuesday February 2, 2016 12:58 pm PST by Juli Clover
There's often a stigma against purchasing refurbished electronics because many companies don't have rigorous quality control programs for refurbished items, but that's not the case with Apple. Some companies may sell refurbished items with cosmetic defects and other issues, but Apple's refurbished products, available from its online refurbished store, are "as good as new" products, as Apple says. ...

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Apple Updates Certified Refurbished Storefront With Price Drops on 2018 MacBook Air and iPad Pro

Wednesday March 18, 2020 8:56 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Following the launch of brand new models of the MacBook Air and iPad Pro, Apple today refreshed its certified refurbished storefront with new markdowns on previous generation devices. To start, you can get a 2018 refurbished 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ (1.6GHz, 256GB) for $719.00, down from an original price of $1,199.00. Apple's 2020 ‌MacBook Air‌ has a new scissor switch keyboard and enhanced...

Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models

Thursday February 13, 2020 9:01 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple has begun selling certified refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro models through its online store in the United States for the first time since the notebook was released in November 2019. All of the refurbished configurations are discounted by 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models. Apple says refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned,...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2019 iPad Air and iPad Mini 5 Models

Saturday February 1, 2020 6:34 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple today began selling certified refurbished third-generation iPad Air and fifth-generation iPad mini models in the United States for the first time since the devices were released in March 2019. A wide selection of refurbished iPad Air and iPad mini 5 models are available, including configurations with Wi-Fi or LTE, 64GB or 256GB storage, and Space Gray, Gold, or Silver finishes. Prices...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Models

Monday January 20, 2020 2:12 pm PST by Joe Rossignol
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 ...

Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished 2018 iPad Pro Models [Updated]

Monday September 9, 2019 7:26 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple has begun selling certified refurbished 2018 iPad Pro models in several European countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland, in addition to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Japan, and Hong Kong. In most of the countries, only 11-inch models are available, but there are some...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2019 iMacs

Tuesday July 9, 2019 4:12 pm PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple today added certified refurbished 2019 iMac models to its online store for the first time in the United States and Canada. A selection of refurbished 21.5-inch iMac and 27-inch ‌iMac‌ configurations are available, with prices discounted by 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models. These models were originally released in March 2019. Apple says all refurbished ‌iMac‌...

2018 MacBook Air Available for $999 at Select Apple Stores While Quantities Last, $849 Refurbished

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:37 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple today updated the MacBook Air with a True Tone display. The notebook also received a $100 price drop, with prices now starting at $1,099 in the United States, or $999 for qualifying students through Apple's education store. While this news means that 2018 MacBook Air models are no longer available to purchase through Apple's online store, a retail source informed MacRumors that Apple...

Apple Expands Availability of Refurbished 2018 MacBook Air, Mac Mini to U.S. and Canada

Saturday February 9, 2019 8:49 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple has begun selling certified refurbished 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini models in the United States and Canada for the first time, following availability in several European countries starting Friday. In the United States, refurbished pricing starts at $1,019 for the base model MacBook Air, down from $1,199 brand new, and $679 for the base model Mac mini, down from $799 brand new....

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2018 MacBook Air and Mac Mini Starting in Europe

Friday February 8, 2019 8:09 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple today began selling refurbished 2018 models of the MacBook Air and Mac mini for the first time, although availability is currently limited to Europe. Listings for refurbished 2018 MacBook Air models have also gone live in the United States, but the purchase button does not work yet. In the UK, the base model ‌MacBook Air‌ is priced at £1,019, which is £180 off Apple's regular price...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone X Models Starting at $769

Monday February 4, 2019 7:55 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple today began selling refurbished iPhone X models for the first time since the device was released in November 2017. Stock will likely deplete quickly, so we recommend using Refurb Tracker to monitor inventory. The listing can be found under Featured Offers on the main Certified Refurbished page on Apple.com for the time being. Unlocked models in Space Gray and Silver are available...

Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished Sixth-Generation 9.7-Inch iPads at 15% Discount

Thursday November 29, 2018 4:40 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple has added sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad models to its refurbished store in the United States for the first time since their release in March 2018. Prices are discounted by 14 to 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models. The following configurations are available in Space Gray, Silver, or Gold:32GB / Wi-Fi is $279 refurbished ($50 off - $329 brand new) 128GB / Wi-Fi is...

Apple Now Selling Refurbished HomePod for $299

Tuesday November 13, 2018 10:38 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple today added the HomePod to its online store for refurbished products in the United States, offering the smart speaker at a discount for the first time. The HomePod, normally priced at $349, is available in both white and space gray for $299, a $50 discount off of the regular price. There is no HomePod listing on the main Apple refurbished site as of yet, but it should be added in...

Apple Now Selling Refurbished iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Models

Friday November 2, 2018 11:44 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today added the 2017 iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to its online store for refurbished products in the United States, offering the smartphone at a discount for the first time. The refurbished store has a selection of 64GB iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray for sale, all of which are discounted by 14 to 16 percent. The 64GB iPhone 8 models are priced at...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2018 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models in United States and Canada

Saturday October 20, 2018 7:13 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple has added 2018 models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to its refurbished store in the U.S. for the first time. Prices are discounted by roughly 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models. Quantities are limited, so we recommend acting fast or using Refurb Tracker to monitor when inventory is replenished. Apple says refurbished MacBook Pro models are thoroughly ...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2018 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models in United States and Canada

Wednesday October 17, 2018 7:00 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple has added 2018 models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to its refurbished store in the U.S. for the first time. Prices are discounted by roughly 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models. A refurbished base model with a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB of flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 is available for $1,529 in the...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 Models With LTE

Friday May 25, 2018 8:57 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple this week added refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 models with LTE to its online store for the first time in the United States. A selection of 10 cellular-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 models have been made available for sale over the past two days, but as of writing, only one model remains in stock. More inventory should be added over time, so we recommend using the website Refurb Tracker...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iMac Pro Models at 15% Discount

Thursday May 24, 2018 8:19 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple today added refurbished iMac Pro models to its online store for the first time in the United States and Canada. A selection of 8-core, 10-core, and 18-core configurations are available with various storage, memory, and graphics options, priced between $4,249 and $8,159 in the United States, reflecting savings of 15 percent. All of the refurbished configurations are currently available...

Apple Now Selling Refurbished Apple TV 4K Models at $30 Discount [Updated]

Friday February 2, 2018 10:21 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Just after adding refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models to its online store, Apple is now selling refurbished Apple TV 4K models for the first time in the United States. Apple TV 4K was released in September 2017. 32GB and 64GB models are available for $149 and $169 respectively in the United States, reflecting modest savings of $30 off Apple's regular pricing for the equivalent...

Apple Recently Began Selling Refurbished Second-Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro Models, Starting at $679

Friday February 2, 2018 5:50 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple began selling refurbished second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro models last month, just a few days after adding refurbished 10.5-inch iPad Pro models. This was brought to our attention today by Reddit user Chaseism, and we decided to share the news since it went unnoticed at the time. Apple has steadily added various Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular configurations with 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Models in United States, Starting at $499

Thursday February 1, 2018 8:38 am PST by Joe Rossignol
Apple today has added refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models to its online store for the first time in the United States. iPhone 7 models are available in all three storage capacities, including 32GB for $499, 128GB for $589, and 256GB for $679, reflecting savings of 10 percent off Apple's current prices for brand new models. All five colors are currently in stock, including Black,...