Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2019 iMacs

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today added certified refurbished 2019 iMac models to its online store for the first time in the United States and Canada.

    A selection of refurbished 21.5-inch iMac and 27-inch iMac configurations are available, with prices discounted by 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models. These models were originally released in March 2019.


    Apple says all refurbished iMac models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new box and all manuals and accessories, including a Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Lightning to USB cable, and power cord. Apple's refurbished products are virtually indistinguishable from brand new ones.

    Any refurbished iMac model comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the computer is delivered. The warranty can be extended to up to three years from the original purchase date with AppleCare+ for iMac for a one-time cost of $169 in the United States or $199 in Canada.

    Apple updated its iMac lineup in March with Intel's latest 8th-gen and 9th-gen Core processors and Radeon Pro Vega graphics options.

    Beyond the processors and graphics refresh, there is a lot of familiarity. 2019 iMac models have the same design used since 2012 and the same 4K and 5K displays as the previous generation. I/O also remains unchanged with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3 ports, a SD card slot, a headphone jack, and Gigabit Ethernet.

    While the iMac Pro and other recent Macs are equipped with Apple's T2 security chip, 2019 iMac models do not have any T-series chip.

    Article Link: Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2019 iMacs
  2. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Really excited for a redesigned iMac. Holding onto my 2010 has gotten stressful lately lmao.

    Hoping the end of this year or 2020 will be the time.
  3. mgollaher92 macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2016
    Crazy we’re getting refurbs of this before the 2018 iPad Pro.
  4. TVreporter macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2012
    Near Toronto
    Finally! Hoping to get a 512SSD with i5 - not qualms over getting a refurb and save a few dollars as the Canadian prices are ridiculous.

    Has anyone done any tests with the 8th generation chips vs the 9th?
  5. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    looking forward to a completely re-thought & redesigned iMac now that J Ive is gone. This old design has got to go. This is the one time I wish they'd show courage.
  6. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Aside from the bezels getting trimmed down, I can’t imagine how much they can do to make this a more aesthetically pleasing machine. I personally think it’s a beautiful design even in its current state.
  7. tegranjeet macrumors member


    Apr 5, 2019
    Boulder, CO
    I have an iMac Pro and I agree it's a beautiful machine. I could however do without the giant chin. I wish it looked more like a Thunderbolt Display. No branding on front with minimal bezel, as thin as the new iPad Pros would be so gorgeous in my mind...but the minimalistic Apple logo isn't terrible I suppose.
  8. calisurfboy macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2008
    Trend is the iMac appears in the refurb store 3 months after into. I've been hitting refresh on the refurb store for about 4 weeks now and jumped on an i9 w/ Vega 48 during lunch. Those Geekbench scores are incredible.

    Military discount stacks with refurb discount which drives down the cost quite a bit.
  9. DrJohnnyN macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
  10. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    just an observation, the past wkd was dead news-wise, then this week came in with a vengeance, across the board
  11. Nulomali macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2019
    With all this news lately, it seems like Apple is cleaning house.
  12. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I can envision a day not too far in the future where any Mac without that T-series chip will be ineligible for an update.
  13. Mizouse macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2014
    Refurbished 8-core i9, 8GB Ram, 1TB SSD + Vega 48 is $520 cheaper than new.

  14. Shivetya macrumors 68000

    Jan 16, 2008
    well a refurb 27 iMac i9 1TB SSD Vega 48 is a nice deal, even cheaper than our company's corporate discount and drop in SSD pricing. So ordered, was planning on holding out longer but my 2013 has been doing way too much graphics corruption in the last few months and Apple nor Nvidia provide updated drivers anymore
  15. Avenged110 macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2010
    Greatest Country on Earth
    That's why I bought one.
  16. ETJ macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2019
  17. az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    The current iMac is one Ive's finer achievements. It could use narrower bezels, but other than that it's close to perfect.
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    I haven't bought a new Mac in 10 years. All refurbs. Same warranty as new.
  18. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    The last major redesigned iMac was 2012 (ultra slim). They really haven’t redesigned it since them. They removed the SuperDrive in 2012 as well. 2015 they put Retina display.

    If u have 2009 and or 2010 model (first all aluminum unibody design. U been waiting from 2012-2019. That’s a long time (7 years) for another major redesign.
  19. AxiomaticRubric macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2010
    On Mars, Praising the Omnissiah
    Thinner and lighter?
  20. D4walker macrumors newbie


    May 26, 2019
    I’ve never bought a refurbished product before, is it worth the discount (and loss of the beats promotion)? Are they like new just not with the official box?
  21. NickName99 macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2018
    I’ve bought a few refurbished MacBook Pros over the years. They’ve always been indistinguishable from new, aside from the non-retail box. I would never buy one new unless I was in a hurry.
  22. satchmo macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2008
    Aesthetically, it’s starting to feel dated. Not ugly, but just looks like from a time when wide bezels were the norm.
    The tapered edges are a bit gimmicky and may hinder opportunities for better ventilation.

    Maybe under new design leadership, it’s not about how thin we can make it. Have a uniform flat back, perhaps with cut out pattern similar to that new 6K display. I want to say, add an adjustable height and tilt, but that would add $1k to the price.

    If they really want to make a bold change, consider what MS has done with their Surface desktop.
  23. arvinsim macrumors newbie


    May 17, 2018
    There is basically no alternative to the 2018 iPad Pro outside of Apple.

    There are a lot of cheaper alternatives to the iMac if you don't use MacOS.
  24. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2009
    Central England
    Not so. But no iMac 2019 (yet) in UK refurb store.
  25. BGPL macrumors regular


    May 4, 2016
    I've been buying them for years. Over a decade actually. And I don't have any regrets, I've never noticed a single thing about them that's different. I get AppleCare for 3 years anyways, but they tend to last forever. My 2008 refurbed 24" iMac is still around and kicking.

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