- Apple’s Certified Refurbished Store is one of the company’s best-kept secrets.
- You can find nice discounts on older and current-generation devices, including Macs and iPhones.
- We’ve rounded up the best deals you can get right now on Apple’s Refurbished Store.
Apple has a web store that’s hard to find on its main website called the “Certified Refurbished Store.”
It’s a place where Apple sells most of its devices for a nice little discount. And not all of them are older models. Some refurbished devices are current-generation.
I was amazed by the quality of my refurbished 2016 MacBook Pro that I bought in 2017. It was flawless and showed no signs that it had already been used. In my mind, my refurbished MacBook Pro came from Apple, not the previous owner.
I personally haven’t bought other refurbished products from Apple yet, but if they’re anything like my refurbished MacBook Pro, they’re absolutely worth considering if you’re not trying to spend what Apple asks for brand-new devices.
Apple’s refurbished devices come with the same one-year warranty as if you bought a brand-new model, and all the original accessories that come with new models are also included with refurbished units.
Below, you’ll find that I’ve listed the cheapest refurbished options for each device, but you’ll also find more options that potentially have the specs you want in Apple’s refurbished store.
Check out the best refurbished devices you can buy from Apple’s Refurbished Mac Store:
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The iPhone 7
Apple is still selling brand-new models of the iPhone 7 with 32GB of storage for $450, which is actually less than the $470 price tag of refurbished iPhone 7 units on Apple’s Refurbished iPhone store.
With that said, the refurbished units come with 128GB of storage for $470. Brand new, a 128GB iPhone 7 goes for $550. So you’re saving $80 if you were eyeing the 128GB storage option. If you don’t think you need that much storage, you might go for the cheaper and brand new 32GB iPhone 7, but keep in mind that 32GB these days isn’t very much storage.
The iPhone 7 Plus
Brand-new 32GB models of the iPhone 7 Plus are going for the same $570 price tag as refurbished models, but you’re also getting much more storage — 128 GB — with the refurbished units.
There are also refurbished 32GB iPhone 7 Plus models available for $470 — $100 cheaper than buying brand new.
The iPhone 8
At the time of writing, you can get a refurbished iPhone 8 with 256GB of storage for $630 compared to the $750 price of a brand new 256GB iPhone 8. That’s a $120 discount if you go with the refurbished model.
The base iPhone 8 with 64GB of storage costs $600, which is only $30 less than the 256GB refurbished model.
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