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Apple has begun selling iPhones on its Certified Refurbished online store in Canada, offering residents in the country a more affordable way to purchase iPhones from Apple online.

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Apple has been selling different refurbished iPhone models in the United States online since 2016. While Apple has long offered iPads and Macs in its Canadian refurbished store, this is the first time customers in the country have been able to benefit from the discounts that come with buying an Apple refurbished smartphone.

Previously, customers in Canada who wanted lower prices on iPhones had to wait for third-party deals or purchase refurbished/used devices from a third-party retailer, but with Apple's highly regarded refurbishment process now an option for iPhones too, this should come as a welcome development.

All of Apple's refurbished products, iPhone included, are tested, certified, cleaned, and guaranteed with a one-year warranty. iPhones also feature a brand new battery and a fresh outer shell, ensuring there are no scratches or other cosmetic damage.

Customers in Canada can currently choose from a variety of refurbished recent iPhone models in various finishes and capacities, including iPhone XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, with up to CAD$560 off the regular price currently on offer. With the iPhone 13 lineup about to drop into consumers' hands, expect iPhone 12 models to be included in Apple's refurbished listings soon.

(Thanks, Anthony!)

Article Link: Apple Begins Selling Refurbished iPhones in Canada
 

profets

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I guess that explains where our trade ins will be going.

Prices a wee bit high, but good direction and option nonetheless.
 

adamjackson

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I live just south of the Canadian border in NH and have dozens of friends up there and we hang out seemingly all summer and sometimes in Winter (before COVID) so it is so bizarre to me when I hear Canada gets things like AppleCard, AppleTV+ and 24 month financing like years after USA. It doesn't really feel like a different country and I wish Apple treated Canada like USA. Heck, UK gets some things before Canada it seems.
 

LFC2020

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Meanwhile in. ???still no refurb store, current price on 11 models from other retailers.?

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orbital~debris

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Very first phone shown at the top is a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus smh. Bring that or matte black back, Apple! Always teasing.

The Jet Black was an amazing finish. I treated my Plus carefully (it had a Cocoa silicone case protecting it) and I didn't find that it succumbed to the popular narrative of 'getting scratches just by looking at it'.

I'd love Apple to bring it back, maybe with a new coating. It would probably look great on the rumoured upcoming slab-style iPhone 14.
 

zilchfox

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I live just south of the Canadian border in NH and have dozens of friends up there and we hang out seemingly all summer and sometimes in Winter (before COVID) so it is so bizarre to me when I hear Canada gets things like AppleCard, AppleTV+ and 24 month financing like years after USA. It doesn't really feel like a different country and I wish Apple treated Canada like USA. Heck, UK gets some things before Canada it seems.
I used to live in Canada (now in the US), and I remember how we never got the original iPhone, and some iPhone and iPad launches were weeks later. Apple Pay support took forever to come to Canada, if I remember it came out at almost around the time the iPhone 7 came out. I don’t think they have the Apple Card yet, either, and it took forever for them to get the HomePod.
 

newyorksole

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The Jet Black was an amazing finish. I treated my Plus carefully (it had a Cocoa silicone case protecting it) and I didn't find that it succumbed to the popular narrative of 'getting scratches just by looking at it'.

I'd love Apple to bring it back, maybe with a new coating. It would probably look great on the rumoured upcoming slab-style iPhone 14.
Mannn. Apple definitely has all of the resources and know-how to produce something even BETTER than the Jet Black.

I’m thinking they’re going to wait for the iPhone 14 redesign like you said. I hope we can get a preview of “true black” with the new 14”/16” MacBook Pros too. You know how they introduce something on one product and migrate it to another.

People will get the new computers and next year be like “omg I need the new iPhone to match!”
 
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MacPoulet

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Finally. It’s sad to look south of the border and see all the great deals to be had, even on new products.
 
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ian87w

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Wish Apple would do the same for other international markets, especially in countries where prices of new iPhones are hugely marked up.
 
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philbeeney

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Apple used to sell refurb watches in Canada a few years ago, but only for a short period of time. Not sure why they stopped.
I didn't know that. I was late to the Apple Watch party.

I purchased a Series 3 18 months ago to replace a Fitbit on its last legs and now want to replace the Apple Watch with the latest and greatest. Being a big fan of Apple refurbished products, the watch is the only holdout for me right now.
 
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iGüey

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Wish Apple would do the same for other international markets, especially in countries where prices of new iPhones are hugely marked up.
I understand very well what you says. Mexico is a good example of insane prices marked up wherein Apple products, prices that don’t even match by far with the conversion USD/Mexican peso.
 

jicon

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I use my Jet Black iPhone 7, 128GB. Just replaced the battery, and runs like a champ. No case, but finish holds up mighty fine. Compared to others out there, I like the weight and finish best on the 7. My wife has a stainless steel XS, and feels very heavy in comparison.

Apple is offering a whopping $65CAD for my trade in.
 

serpico007

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Nice option for Canadians even if the price is a little high. Rather pay more from Apple than coordinating/dealing with Craigslist buyers. Those experiences are hit or miss sometimes. Also, I can't imagine the carriers happy about this since they lose an opportunity to get a customer on a higher cost plan.
 

jbp238

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I'm glad they're expanding that option over there. Apple refurbished is definitely a bit pricier than used or third party refurbed, but at least they throw in a new battery and case. And the theory is that you can rely on them doing a solid job of it. I'm looking for an 11 pro which I hope will last many years, so that's the way I may go.
 

Eric_WVGG

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The Jet Black was an amazing finish. I treated my Plus carefully (it had a Cocoa silicone case protecting it) and I didn't find that it succumbed to the popular narrative of 'getting scratches just by looking at it'.

I'd love Apple to bring it back, maybe with a new coating. It would probably look great on the rumoured upcoming slab-style iPhone 14.
To heck with iPhones, I want this finish on my Macbook Pro
 
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Chrystal Ocean

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About bloody time. I buy refurbished iPad minis and Macs. Don't buy the watch and for the iPhone always bought 2+ gens old anyway. Absolutely delighted that FINALLY Canadians can get refurbished iPhones. To be fair, I think a lot of the problem in terms of Apple Pay, the AC, and offering the iPhone as refurbished, has been government regulations both federal and provincial (esp. Quebec).
 

pi=e=3

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I live just south of the Canadian border in NH and have dozens of friends up there and we hang out seemingly all summer and sometimes in Winter (before COVID) so it is so bizarre to me when I hear Canada gets things like AppleCard, AppleTV+ and 24 month financing like years after USA. It doesn't really feel like a different country and I wish Apple treated Canada like USA. Heck, UK gets some things before Canada it seems.

We have a much more regulated banking system vs the US, which is the hold on the Apple Card IIRC.

As for financing, we used to have it through a Canadian bank (BMO I think?), then one day it was gone.

On the flip side, we’ve had chip debit/credit cards and tap payment forever. I can’t remember ever having to swipe a card except for travelling to the US.
 
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adamjackson

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We have a much more regulated banking system vs the US, which is the hold on the Apple Card IIRC.

As for financing, we used to have it through a Canadian bank (BMO I think?), then one day it was gone.

On the flip side, we’ve had chip debit/credit cards and tap payment forever. I can’t remember ever having to swipe a card except for travelling to the US.

It’s a thing of the pass now but I remember a barista in Quebec city looking at me strange when I had to swipe my visa in 2016. She seemed VERY confused and annoyed :p

My AMEX Green card got a chip first around that time and luckily, Tap / Chip are fully supported.
 
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