Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone X Models Starting at $769

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Apple today began selling refurbished iPhone X models for the first time since the device was released in November 2017. Stock will likely deplete quickly, so we recommend using Refurb Tracker to monitor inventory.

The listing can be found under Featured Offers on the main Certified Refurbished page on Apple.com for the time being.


Unlocked models in Space Gray and Silver are available with 64GB and 256GB of storage for $769 and $899 respectively in the United States, down from Apple's original pricing of $999 and $1,149 respectively for the equivalent brand new models. Orders placed today are estimated to arrive later this week.

Apple is also offering refurbished, unlocked iPhone X models in the United Kingdom, with prices starting at £769.

Apple says all refurbished iPhone models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new white box and all manuals and accessories. Apple also installs a new battery and replaces the outer shell, making it nearly impossible to distinguish between a refurbished and brand new iPhone.

Any refurbished iPhone model comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the device is delivered. The warranty can be extended to up to two years from the original purchase date with AppleCare+ for iPhone X, at a cost of $199 in the United States and £199 in the United Kingdom.

Note that the original prices that Apple lists for the iPhone X appear to be based on the current price of the device at select resellers.

Apple began selling refurbished iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models in November.

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Stuey3D

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Apple today began selling refurbished iPhone X models for the first time since the device was released in November 2017. Stock will likely deplete quickly, so we recommend using Refurb Tracker to monitor inventory.


Unlocked models in Space Gray and Silver are available with 64GB and 256GB of storage for $769 and $899 respectively in the United States, down from Apple's original pricing of $999 and $1,149 respectively for the equivalent brand new models. Orders placed today are estimated to arrive later this week.

Apple is also offering refurbished, unlocked iPhone X models in the United Kingdom, with prices starting at £769.

Apple says all refurbished iPhone models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a new white box and all manuals and accessories. Apple also installs a new battery and replaces the outer shell, making it nearly impossible to distinguish between a refurbished and brand new iPhone.

Any refurbished iPhone model comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the device is delivered. The warranty can be extended to up to two years from the original purchase date with AppleCare+ for iPhone X, at a cost of $199 in the United States and £199 in the United Kingdom.

Note that the original prices that Apple lists for the iPhone X are based on the current price of the device at select resellers.

Apple began selling refurbished iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models in November.

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It’s a shame they don’t sell refurb iPhones in the U.K store.
They are if you read the article
 

ArtOfWarfare

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Not sure why anyone would want this over the cheaper brand new XR, that is unless you are REALLY desperate for that OLED screen.
Doesn't the XR have a lousy, sub-HD resolution screen? Doesn't the X have HD resolution?

Yeah, X has a resolution of 2436 x 1125 (better than HD 1920 x 1080) while the XR has a resolution of 1792 x 828 (worse than HD).
 

ArtOfWarfare

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X or XR??? ... that actually would be a tough choice.

XR has A12, battery, larger screen, improved single camera.

X has dual camera (older generation), OLED, smaller size, 3D touch. Some may factor Qualcomm depending on carrier.
XR has garbage for a screen. It's big, but the resolution is terrible - my 4.5 years old iPhone 6+ has a better resolution.
 

Zxxv

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I prefer the better screen so I’d go x rather than r. Last I looked at the r in the photos app it made me think I need glasses as pictures were blurry.

I have an Xs Max for the record.
 

drinkingtea

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Not sure why anyone would want this over the cheaper brand new XR, that is unless you are REALLY desperate for that OLED screen.

I've just traded my X in for an XR and it was the best move I made, the XR is the superior phone in my opinion.
I would consider the XR, but it’s too heavy and too bulky for me. I want a more comfortable phone.
 

Calebtt

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Not sure why anyone would want this over the cheaper brand new XR, that is unless you are REALLY desperate for that OLED screen.

I've just traded my X in for an XR and it was the best move I made, the XR is the superior phone in my opinion.
Nice I've got the X now and I'm waiting too see what the next XR brings to the table.
 

gnasher729

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Doesn't the XR have a lousy, sub-HD resolution screen? Doesn't the X have HD resolution?

Yeah, X has a resolution of 2436 x 1125 (better than HD 1920 x 1080) while the XR has a resolution of 1792 x 828 (worse than HD).
Yes, and that really makes a difference on an iPhone sized screen. Most people wouldn't notice it on a 40" TV. Reality is that I can fit more stuff on the iPhone XR screen.
 
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Stuey3D

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XR has garbage for a screen. It's big, but the resolution is terrible - my 4.5 years old iPhone 6+ has a better resolution.
Have you actually used an XR? Or are you just regurgitating numbers? Having owned both an X and now an XR I can assure you the screen is good on the XR, is it as good as the X in some aspects no but in other aspects its better.

I put the XR against my X and the XS in store at full brightness with and without True Tone and the XR's screen was an almost a brilliant white whereas on the X & XS without True Tone was cold and clinical blue and with True Tone it was warm Yellow both the X/XS struggled to hit the white that the XR could.

That being said on movies the X/XS strengths were apparent as there was no glow to the blacks, whereas on the XR it had a little glow to it.

Colours are great on the XR not quite as vibrant as the OLED but not far off at all, not enough that if you didnt have both side by side you'd ever notice.

But the big thing going for the XR's screen over the OLED of the X/XS for people like me is that it doesnt have low frequency (240hz) PWM dimming which means I can actually use it when it gets dark without my eyes feeling like they are going to explode.
 

gevalt

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Refurb Tracker is the best way to buy any refurbished Apple product. Doubly so when you're looking for an item which is only available sporadically - you can set up a specific search and ask to be notified when the product becomes available.

It's how I snagged a refurbished 2015 MacBook Pro last year...

it looks like they're already gone.
 

Stuey3D

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I would consider the XR, but it’s too heavy and too bulky for me. I want a more comfortable phone.
I guess the size thing may be an issue, but for me and the wife who both had X's switching to the XR hasnt felt a huge amount different.

I honestly thought the wife who hates big phones would have kept her X but she has the XR and her words were it doesn't feel much different to the X.
 
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