Apple Brings Back Refurbished Phones to Its Product Line-Up
At not so refurbished prices.
While you've been able to purchase refurbished Macs, iPods, and other Apple products for a while, one product missing from Apple's refurbished line-up has been the iPhone. However, now, for the first time since the iPhone's launch in 2007, you'll be able to pick up a refurbished iPhone 6s or 6s Plus from Apple's digital storefront.
Unfortunately, the savings probably isn't nearly as much as customers wanted to see. Price cuts for refurbished iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses seem to hover in the $80-100 range, meaning you're only saving around 15% of what a new device costs. You can't really be sure as to the reason why one of these refurbished devices has been returned, so it's a tough call to buy a refurb for a mediocre amount of savings or to just go ahead and buy a totally new device.
One thing that does make the refurb iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses a bit more appealing is that they do come with new batteries, outer shells, and a one-year warranty. You can take a look at Apple's selection of refurbished iPhone 6s and 6s Pluses now on their digital storefront.