Apple Adds 2017 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Refurbished Store

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today updated its online store for refurbished products to add a selection of 13-inch 2017 MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar.

    This is the first time the 2017 machines have been available through the refurbished store since their June 2017 release following the Worldwide Developers Conference.


    Apple was offering approximately 15 models at the time this article was written, with each MacBook Pro approximately 15 to 16 percent off. A top-of-the-line 3.5GHz/16GB/1TB model that normally sells for $2,899, is available for $2,459 in the refurbished store, for example.

    Apple has both Silver and Space Gray models in a range of configurations, with prices as low as $1,529 for the entry-level Touch Bar machine.

    15-inch MacBook Pro machines released in June of 2017 are not yet available in the refurbished store, but could be added soon.

    All of Apple's refurbished products go through a rigorous refurbishment process before being offered for sale, which includes inspection, repairs, cleaning, and repackaging. Refurbished Macs come with a one-year warranty that can be extended with an AppleCare+ purchase. For more tips on purchasing a refurbished product, make sure to check out our guide.

    Article Link: Apple Adds 2017 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Refurbished Store
  2. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    Pretty quick. Makes them a little more affordable.
  3. shanmugam macrumors 68020


    Sep 24, 2008
    Blazer town!
    increase the base storage to 256GB SSD and cut the prices across the line. It is very expensive with all the dongles.
  4. Jetson macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2003
    That doesn't seem like much of a discount.

    It would be nice if a $trillion company would give really deep, generous price cuts on used merchandize.

    I realize that Apple is a business, not a charity. But I'm just sayin'...
  5. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    That certainly puts it within a better price range. If I had the money, I'd go for one of these.
  6. Rob_2811 macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Prices as low as $1,529 :D

    So what they are actually worth then..
  7. MrGuder macrumors 68020

    Nov 30, 2012
    Ok who on here sent their 2017 13" back to Apple?:rolleyes:
  8. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    When the refurbished models are basically good as new, 15% off isn’t bad.
  9. DeepIn2U macrumors 601


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I'm just saying 2 wks ago those with an out of warranty Macbook unibody or even MacBookPro's dating back to 2014 had over the counter replacements with MacBook Pro TB models as parts where not in the channel nor in stock! I think Apple's done an INCREDIBLE client care job to their users for this alone, and it's not just a handful of reports.

    Yes 256GB base storage across all models should be there - Pro machines, Pro users, use storage like a pro. Students using MacBook can have the base 128GB model as most of their storage needs are in the cloud as a common practice.
  10. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2009
    All Your Memes Are Belong to US
    My very first macbook was an apple refurbished. I couldn't tell the difference between that and the brand new ones I was looking at in store.
  11. JGIGS macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    Apple keeps making macbooks more expensive when casual computer users need them less and have less of a need to upgrade to a new one. It will be interesting to see how macbook sales are like a few years from now. Though it seems like no matter what market conditions are like Apple keeps powering through.
  12. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2014
    Yet in Belgium there is no refurbished store for Macs.. pretty lame Apple..
  13. JGIGS macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    With how cheap storage is now 256 should be the base in a computer pro or not especially at macbook pricing.
  14. Nozuka macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2012
    This would hurt the resale value of Macbooks. If you ever need to sell one yourself, you'll be happy that they loose their value very slowly.
  15. ILuvEggplant Suspended


    Jul 28, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
  16. hoorayberet00 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2014

    I did when I had buyer’s remorse. I felt no sense of “WOW!” Only sense of...”Eh. This is just okay. AND it’s not worth the price.”

    If insanely great is to remain a standard, why reward Apple for sub-standard results?
  17. Relentless Power, Aug 10, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    In some cases, Apple refurbished products are just as good, if not better than new products. Because they are inspected thoroughly and tested to not have any other defects noted than what a brand new factory model might have. Apple's refurbished MacBooks are excellent for the most part.
  18. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    Maybe you should go look for some scratched up open-box at Best Buy. Just sayin.
  19. kingtj macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2003
    Brunswick, MD
    I've always been an advocate for Apple's business model of charging premium prices for premium products, and not going down the rabbit hole of trying to sell cheap enough so everyone can afford to buy one. The PC market was terrible for a long time with everyone chasing the absolute lowest price, cutting corners all over the place as they went.

    But in the last few years, it's really changed. Other companies like Microsoft copied the idea, selling more upscale gear that really competes with Apple's products (except for the fact it still runs Windows and not OS X!). But more importantly - I think Apple lost their way a bit. They've been selling some of the highest priced systems they've had in the last decade, but loaded with compromises and flashy things that are far from proven worthwhile features to pay extra for.

    For starters? There's NO reason that all Macbook Airs sold today shouldn't come standard with 512GB of SSD storage. The prices on SSDs have dropped sharply, to the point where on the PC/Windows side, I can buy even top-tier 512GB SSDs for under $240 or so, any day of the week. Even people who say "I won't ever need that much storage." are foolish for thinking that way when buying a new laptop that's going to cost them upwards of $1,000. Our employer, for example, purchased the corporate version of DropBox - and people are always sharing folders of content related to various projects. If you use a Macbook Air in our office, you have to constantly deselect things with "selective sync" in the DropBox app to prevent it from filling your drive up if you have a 256GB SSD.

    All of the dongles for the current lineup of Mac notebooks is ridiculous too. They should include a set with each machine for what they cost, period.

  20. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Exactly, it's USED, refurbished is just some (Apple) spin.
  21. TheShadowKnows! macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2014
    National Capital Region
    My opinion: Not to rain-in on the 15% discount parade (and cheering), these Mac Pros were priced over-the-top to start with. After you add sales tax and (discretionary) AppleCare+, the 15% discount on these (used, but reconditioned) units, will appear to most people, inconsequential.

    [To Remember: reconditioned hardware typically lose one year of life-cycle, as their hardware and software support is declared EOL at the end of five years.]

    A better idea:
    Wait for Black Friday sales (esp. B&H internet sales), and queue in early and you will find discounts sometimes of 30% to 35% off list, and no taxes. The best sales are, typically, for new-old-stock, models that have been updated recently, but never sold.

    So you get the cake and eat it too, as these are brand new units are unencumbered from sale taxes (that translates to another 6% off in my case).
  22. mydogeatsbeats macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2016
    All of my macbooks that I returned because of crappy keyboard (stiff keys, very different sounding keys etc.), cracking lid (loose magnets, as the techincan at apple store said), loose part in display, and defective trackpads :D

    now I typing on a surface laptop, its also not perfect but I payed much less and I have at least nice feeling keys, great battery life, ok screen (unfortuntely a little bit bleed). I have a real touchscreen and the best thing: I can download netflix content with the netflix app and watch it offline on the go!!

    The most important thing: even I also has its flaws I feels sturdy and relieable, whereas the macbook pro 2017 and 2016 always felt like a raw egg that always could fail on me anytime...
  23. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2011
    How do I id the 2017 models?

    There's no mention of year or Kaby Lake on the description.


    Update: Nevermind the site has the release date. I was looking on the Apple store App wich doesn't.
  24. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Same in the country north of you, yet they have them in Germany and the UK, in a way it's ridiculous but I don't gave a ...., I will never buy secondhand.
  25. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can tell by the "originally released" date shown under each model there.

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