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Apple Refurbished Products: Should You Buy Them?

Tuesday February 2, 2016 12:58 pm PST by
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 Begins Selling Refurbished 2018 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models in United States and Canada

Wednesday October 17, 2018 7:00 am PDT by
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
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
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
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
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
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,...

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Models

Tuesday January 9, 2018 4:17 am PST by
Apple today has added refurbished 10.5-inch iPad Pro models to its online store for the first time in the United States and Canada. There are currently around 20 configurations available to choose from, including Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular variants, with prices reduced by around 15 percent compared to what Apple charges for brand new models. As usual, supply is limited, so be quick to place...

Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 MacBooks With Kaby Lake Processors

Thursday September 14, 2017 7:06 am PDT by
Apple has added its latest 12-inch MacBook, originally released in June 2017, to its refurbished store for the first time. All models feature Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors and faster graphics options. A refurbished base model with a 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor, 256GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 615 is available for $1,099 in the United...

Apple Now Selling Refurbished 2017 27-Inch iMac Models

Thursday August 17, 2017 11:56 am PDT by
Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add the new 27-inch iMac models that were first released in June of 2017. This is the first time those particular machines have been available through the refurbished store since their introduction at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. The iMacs feature Kaby Lake processors, faster SSDs, and AMD discrete graphics....

Apple Begins Selling Refurbished Apple Pencil for $85

Monday June 26, 2017 7:09 pm PDT by
Apple today began selling a certified refurbished Apple Pencil for $85 on its online store in the United States only. A brand new Apple Pencil costs $99 in the United States, so taking the refurbished route yields a savings of $14. A refurbished Apple Pencil isn't brand new, but Apple says it undergoes a thorough cleaning process and inspection to ensure it meets Apple's quality...

Apple Now Selling Refurbished 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar

Friday April 21, 2017 8:50 am PDT by
Apple has added the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, originally released in October 2016, to its refurbished store for the first time. The base model with a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB flash storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Graphics 550 is available for $1,529 in the United States, reflecting savings of $270 off Apple's regular price of $1,799. Available colors...

Refurbished Apple TV 4 Now Available on Apple Online Store

Monday January 25, 2016 8:14 pm PST by
Apple has added refurbished Apple TV 4 models to its online store for refurbished products, less than a week after refurbished 12-inch Retina MacBook models became available. The base model with 32GB storage is available for $129, compared to its regular $149 price, while the 64GB model costs $169, down from $199. The total savings are between $20 and $30. While these are Apple's best...

Retina 5K iMac Models Now Available From Apple's Online Refurbished Store

Friday January 16, 2015 4:43 am PST by
Apple recently started selling the 27-Inch iMac With Retina 5K Display in the refurbished section of its online store, as first noticed by MacGeneration and 9to5Mac. These refurbished models offer customers the chance to save up to 15 percent off the retail price of a brand new model. Several 27-inch Retina iMac models are available, including the entry-level model which is availablee for...

Refurbished 128 GB iPad Models Begin Appearing in Apple Online Store

Monday September 30, 2013 8:18 am PDT by
Late last week, Apple's online store for refurbished products began offering 128 GB fourth-generation iPad models for the first time. Wi-Fi models in black and white are currently being quoted shipping times of 5-7 business days with pricing set at $679, a discount of $120 from brand-new units. The only cellular model currently available through the refurbished store is the white AT&T model, ...

Apple Slashes Prices on Refurbished iPad Mini and iPad 4 Models

Friday May 24, 2013 8:14 am PDT by
Apple today significantly reduced prices on refurbished models of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad, with all models now carrying approximately 15% discounts relative to brand-new units. iPad mini - 16 GB Wi-Fi: $279, down from $299 previously and $329 brand-new - 32 GB Wi-Fi: $359, down from $389 previously and $429 brand-new - 64 GB Wi-Fi: $439, down from $489 previously and...

Apple Cuts Pricing on Refurbished Original iPad and iPad 2 Models by $20-$50

Monday May 7, 2012 11:45 am PDT by
Apple today reduced prices on all refurbished models of the original iPad and iPad 2 in its online store, knocking between $20 and $50 off of each model. The price drops include: iPad 2 - 16 GB Wi-Fi: $319, down $30 from $349 - 32 GB Wi-Fi: $399, down $50 from $449 - 64 GB Wi-Fi: $499, down $50 from $449 - 16 GB Wi-Fi+3G: $449, down $30 from $479 - 32 GB Wi-Fi+3G: $529, down $50...

Apple Cuts Prices on Refurbished iPad 2 Models by $30-$50

Friday December 9, 2011 7:45 am PST by
Apple today dropped prices on its refurbished iPad 2 models, cutting $30 off of 16 GB models and $50 off of 32 GB and 64 GB models. Pricing is now as follows: - 16 GB Wi-Fi: $419, down from $449. Pricing for brand-new is $499. - 32 GB Wi-Fi: $499, down from $549. Pricing for brand-new is $599. - 64 GB Wi-Fi: $599, down from $649. Pricing for brand-new is $699. - 16 GB Wi-Fi+3G:...

First Refurbished iPad 2 Models Appear in Apple's Online Store

Wednesday August 31, 2011 10:13 am PDT by
Apple has just begun offering refurbished iPad 2 units in its online store, opening the way for modest price savings on available models. Discounts currently come in at only $50 off of pricing for brand-new units, and no low-end units are currently available. Models currently available in the U.S. online store include: - 64 GB Wi-Fi: both colors ($649) - 32 GB Wi-Fi + 3G: all four...