Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhone X Models Starting at $769

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  1. racerhomie macrumors regular


    Aug 14, 2015
    No one except tech geeks care about this. The display of the XR is stunning.
  2. 19callum93 macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2012
    The only thing that would hold me back from the XR is the lack of 3D Touch. Haptic Touch that the XR has is no comparison to 3D Touch unfortunately. I heavily use 3D Touch, I’d miss it a lot.
  3. UltimaKilo macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2007
    The X is a great device even now. I think for Someone who has an iPhone 6S or older, this is a good deal.
  4. Relentless Power, Feb 4, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Why would the X affect the XR sales? If you think about it, how many average consumers are even aware that Apple is offering a refurbished iPhone X at this point? Likely not many. Still, you have to consider Apple only has so many of these units available, where the XR is far more in stock then a refurbished 2017 iPhone X would be.
  5. vladi macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2010
    $750 for a refurb? Unless it's a simple box repackage (highly unlikely) I don't know why anyone would touch this.
  6. alexnyc8 macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2018
    769 for a year+ old refurb! i guess a fool and his wallet are truly easily parted. Only apple can sell a refurb (someone elses problem) for nearly full price.
  7. Internet Enzyme macrumors 6502a

    Internet Enzyme

    Feb 21, 2016
    it has the same ppi as my iphone 7 which is to say that yeah its pixel density is sub par for the cost and for being a phone released in 2018
  8. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Definitely good Apple is offering these again. Should've NEVER stopped selling these due to the XS model; I'm sure a lot of revenue was lost. These could've got highly incentive contractural upgrade agreements locked in.
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    Curious if these Refurbs will be allowed as part of the trade-in upgrade program recently been offered?
  9. scottinlexky macrumors member


    Dec 6, 2016
  10. adamski23 macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2017
    Did apple ever reveal why they stopped selling the x in the first place?
  11. farkingdom macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012
    I owned a 7 Plus and a XR and really cannot tell the difference between the two in terms of screen quality.
    I have then shown my friends and none could tell the difference.
    And if it’s garbage of a screen, then that makes the iPhone 6,7,8 garbage too in your terms no?
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    No, they didn’t. But it was quite obvious why they did. The 2017 X would have been direct competition with the 2018 X, and the 2017 X would detracted sales from the 2018 X, because it would have been discounted, which the consumer would opted for the cheaper X, hurting Apple’s sales of the 2018 X.
  13. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2018
    I think they’re trying really hard not to sell any new XSes with this price difference.
  14. JBGoode macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2018
    Don't waste your time this has been going on for months regarding Xr screen. Most naysayers haven't even seen it and are just parroting what others are saying or reading numbers on a spec sheet while taking nothing else into consideration. You can go on until you're blue in the face but it's ultimately futile. They're everywhere. They come out of the woodwork, mutter something about ppi and iPhone 4 screen, and then disappear never be to heard from again. :) (or until the next new Xr thread)
  15. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2018
    According to these people, my 2017 MBP’s keyboard doesn’t work and my iPhone XR’s screen has a lower resolution than the original Macintosh.
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    Apple refurbs get a new case, screen and battery. Really they’re as good as new.

    If you believe in ghosts, it is possible the motherboard has processed some seriously questionable video for the previous owner. Some people might find this disturbing. In this case refurbs are not for you.
  16. Jay42 macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005

    Yes because components are free and shareholders will stop worrying about silly things like margin.
  17. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
  18. QCassidy352, Feb 4, 2019
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    QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I'd take the X for the smaller size alone. The Xr's size makes it a non-starter, period.

    That aside: 3D Touch, OLED, dual camera, higher resolution - just to name the big ones.

    Well one could say the same for the 7, when the 8 came out, or the 6s, when the 7 came out, and so on.

    They killed it because they introduced the Xr. There's really nowhere to price it with the lineup as it is, and in particular, with the Xr priced where it is.

    So I guess one could ask why they introduced the Xr at all, which is a fair question. The only good comparison is how they killed the 5 when the 5s and 5c came out, and given how poorly the 5c was received, I'm not sure why they wanted to repeat that experiment.
  19. FairlyKors macrumors member


    Jun 21, 2018
    Staines, East London
    A brand new, faster Xr vs. a used, first-gen rough draft of a phone? Not the the X is bad, but it’d have to be $700 new for me to consider it on par with the Xr. The Xr’s facial recognition is much quicker, the CPU and COU are much snappier, the rear camera is better overall (IMO) unless you’re also into the first gen, sorta believable grainy portrait mode.

    With all the fuss about OLED screens having issues (as overblown as that might be) Is still feel a lot better off with a second gen OLED than the first.

    Just my two cents though.
  20. kt87 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2011
    Apple should've continued selling the X.

    XR - $699
    X - $799
    XS - $899
    XS Max - $999
  21. B4U macrumors 68000


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    To each and their own.
    XR is way too big.
  22. Jakewilk macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2014
    A 720p display is actually the literal definition of “HD,” 1080 is referred to commercially as “full HD” sometimes though
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    It actually doesn’t. They kept the same pixel density, but apple’s lcd panels today now have darker blacks and wide color, so they’re actually very nice. Not as good as OLED, but factually better than your 6+ display
  23. Ramchi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2007
    XR will be great bargain (it is priced wat too high is another matter) for those who don't care about OLED or resolution. This is like buying i7 8gen laptop with 720p display. Lack of 3D touch is definitely a major blow for the price it asking.

    Main difference or selling point is XR is Dual SIM device though iOS hasn't implemented many things like App Twins, considering 2 Years OLD iPhone X, XR is rather good.
  24. Romeo_Nightfall macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2018
    what are you doing with your iphone that there could be something like image burn?
    as long as i know it switches the screen of automatically
  25. bj097 macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2013
    my friend wants to sell a new guranteed unopened one (iPhone X 64GB) for me at USD 860. However, no apple care, warranty expires. Should I get it?

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