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.

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    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.

    Article Link: Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone X Models Starting at $769
     
  2. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    Not a terrible price, comparable to the guys selling on web markets ― not to mention that it comes with a warranty. Still too much for a phone though!
     
  3. Azzin macrumors 601

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    It’s a shame they don’t sell refurb iPhones in the U.K store.
     
  4. Stuey3D macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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  6. JCCL macrumors 6502a

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    769........That should have been the phone's price to begin with, and the XS's price today, with 100 more for the Max version
     
  7. Stuey3D macrumors 6502

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    They are if you read the article
     
  8. JCCL macrumors 6502a

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    Not much, these probably are made available in highly limited quantities.
     
  9. realeric macrumors 65816

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    It should have been $749 for new iPhone X or XS. Greedy Tim....

    $749 for iPhone XS
    $649 for iPhone XR with dual camera and HD LCD.
    $799 for iPhone XS Max
     
  10. OVERTASK macrumors 6502

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    They do, if you manage to read past the first paragraph.

     
  11. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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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).
     
  12. The Oak macrumors regular

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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.
     
  13. Baymowe335 macrumors 68040

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    I think the X is still better than the Xr, but only slightly.

    I think $769 is a reasonable price point.
     
  14. Stuey3D macrumors 6502

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    Those are just numbers, the XR's screen is perfectly fine. If you hold both together you'll notice slight differences but its not night and day as the numbers would have you believe.
     
  15. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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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.
     
  16. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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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.
     
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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...
     
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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.
     
  20. Calebtt macrumors member

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    Nice I've got the X now and I'm waiting too see what the next XR brings to the table.
     
  21. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    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.
     
  22. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    Are you basing that on specs or actually using the phone?
     
  23. Stuey3D macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  24. gevalt macrumors newbie

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    it looks like they're already gone.
     
  25. Stuey3D macrumors 6502

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    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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