Refurbished iPhones: What are They, Where to Buy, Price

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Do you know what refurbished iPhones are and are not sure what they are or why they’re called that? If you do, you might not know where to buy them or if you should even consider buying them. Well, you’re on the right post.

In this post, I’ll take you through what these iPhones are, where to buy them, how much they cost, and how to identify one. This should guide you to decide if you want to buy a refurbished iPhone or a new one. Hence, read through.

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What are Refurbished iPhones?

Refurbished iPhones are iPhones that were previously used by another user or as a display model and have now been restored to full working conditions. Usually, these kinds of iPhones have a defect but the manufacturers will have them repaired and test them to ensure they’re now in a perfect condition. They make these repairs so they can resell the iPhones.

A refurbished iPhone works exactly like a new one and even comes with a warranty. Because of the repairs, it’ll likely even come with a new battery and outer shell to drive up its resell value.

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Where to Buy Refurbished iPhones

When you’ve decided which of the iPhones you want to buy, figuring out where to buy it can be a pain. Here are a couple of places you can buy refurbished iPhones for yourself.

How much are Refurbished iPhones?

The price of a refurbished iPhone can vary due to different factors. Some of these factors include the iPhone model, iPhone vendor, location of sale, etc. However, from extensive observation, refurbished iPhones usually sell at 20% lower than the cost of the new version of that particular model.

Hence, if a new iPhone 13 Pro Max is priced at $1,099, the refurbished version will likely sell for around $880. So, buying a refurbished iPhone can save you 20% in expenses.

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How to Identify a Refurbished iPhone

You can identify a refurbished iPhone by checking your iPhone’s model number. Open Settings > General > About to see the model number.

Here’s your guide:

  • The device is new from Apple if the model number starts with M.
  • If the model number starts with F, it means that it is a refurbished one from Apple or a carrier.
  • The model number starts with P, then it is a personalized iPhone with engraving.
  • If the model number starts with N, this means that Apple provided it as a replacement device for a malfunctioning iPhone.

That might be all you need to know about refurbished iPhones and can serve as a guide if you’re considering getting one. Let me know in the comments section if you need more specific information and we’re glad to help out.


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