Refurbished iPhones now available on Apple’s website

By , Nov 8, 2016


Apple on Tuesday updated its online store to include refurbished iPhones. It’s currently offering a handful of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models in a variety of color and storage combinations for 15% off.

The company has long sold refurbished Mac hardware and other products online, but this is the first time in recent memory it has offered handsets. I believe it did this briefly in the early iPhone days.

Prices for the refurbished iPhones start at $450 for 16GB iPhone 6s models, which are normally priced at $530, and go up to $590 for a 64GB iPhone 6s Plus—$110 off. There are no 128GB models available.

Admittedly, “refurbished” and “remanufactured” aren’t popular terms with consumers, but Apple does things differently. All iPhones are unlocked and include a new back and battery, and 1-year warranty.

Source: Apple

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  • malhal

    yay! you read the comments hammering the other articles for getting it wrong!

  • About damn Time

  • Diego Milano

    Aren’t these a bit expensive for refurbished devices? Just wondering…

    • Rowan09

      They come with a year warranty so no. Trying to figure the difference between these and brand new device quality wise because from my understanding all replacement devices are refurbished.

      • Diego Milano

        Even with a year warranty, the difference is somewhat narrow. I wouldn’t buy a device which was defective at some point just to save 15%, I’d rather pay a brand new one, sorry.

      • Rowan09

        How much did you expect off? It’s basically a new device with the same warranty

      • GrandMasterB

        I wouldn’t even hesitate buying an Apple refurbished product .In my experience refurbished Apple devices are indistinguishable from the new ones. My wife has, and still uses almost daily, a refurbished iPad 2 that is over 4 years old now and still just as rock solid as the day she got it.

      • Diego Milano

        At least 25-30%, it’s no longer new once it hits someone’s hands, FYI.

      • Rowan09

        Right but there is absolutely no extra benefit for having a new device since you get the same warranty. The back is new and I would assume the screen will be new as well

    • 5723alex .

      Refurbished devices are thoroughly checked, more than new ones.

    • Charity Case

      I bought a MacBook Air in 2012 as refurb. Still ticking strong today, haven’t had a single problem

      • Diego Milano

        Through Apple?

      • Charity Case

        Hell yeah. I wouldn’t think about buying one through a reseller

  • n0ahcruz3

    Woah when did they offer refurbished iPhones? Lol i guess sales were really not that well for the 6s

    • askep3

      We already know how the 6s sold, and if you don’t know yet the 7 has already been released so the 6s isn’t really a priority for them anymore

      • n0ahcruz3

        True, this is the first time apple offered refurbished iPhones on their website.

      • Rowan09

        It’s a great way to make some more money.

  • Abhinav Chaudhary

    Is this only in United States?

  • Sleetui

    Where’s the SE 🙁

  • 5723alex .

    I am searching for
    Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel i7 256GB with Retina Display. Can’t find any nowhere.