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Apple today began offering refurbished versions of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, marking the first time that the 2019 iPhones have been available at a discounted price directly from Apple.

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Savings on the iPhone 11 models ranges from $100 to $170, and for the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, the refurbished store is the only way to get one of these devices from Apple as they have since been discontinued.

Apple has limited stock available as the contents of the refurbished store fluctuate based on what people have sent in for repair. There's a single refurbished iPhone 11 model with 128GB of storage priced at $549, which is a $100 savings.

There are several 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max variants with 64 to 256GB of storage. An entry-level 11 Pro Max with 64GB of storage is available for $849, which Apple says is a $150 discount.

Color availability is limited with Apple offering the iPhone 11 in black, and the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max only in space gray and midnight green, but color options and available capacities will change over time.

Refurbished iPhone 11 models are SIM-free, carrier unlocked and can be used with any supported carrier.

All of Apple's refurbished iPhones include the same one-year warranty provided to a brand new iPhone, along with all manuals and accessories. Each refurbished device from Apple goes through a rigorous testing, repair, repackaging, and cleaning process, with Apple providing new outer shells and batteries.

Aside from the plain white box that a refurbished device is shipped in, it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between a refurbished iPhone and a new model. Standard one-year warranties can be extended with an AppleCare+ purchase, and there's also a standard 14-day return policy.

Article Link: Apple Now Selling Refurbished iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max Models
 
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CJ Dorschel

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The camera on the 11 Pro takes better images IMO. I was going to upgrade to the 12 Pro but don’t need MagSafe or 5G. I like the design changes. Otherwise I’m all set. I know a few people who would rather an 11 Pro so this is good news.
 
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gaximus

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11 Pro is the perfect phone to me, I might just buy another one when the battery life on my current one drops below 85% haha

Not interested in the 5G battery life issues of the 12's
Just turn off the 5G. Then you can still benefit from all the other speed and camera improvements when you decide to upgrade. Or buy a new battery, that would be cheaper.
 
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ouimetnick

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The smart consumer buys the phone gently used and saves even more.

I bought a 512GB Pro Max for $800 used. Warranty until March 2021. Went to the Apple Store and bought AppleCare+ for $200. $1000 for a phone with 98% battery health and not a scratch AND 2 year warranty with accidental damage protection.

Apple’s refurbished devices are generally poor value either buy new or buy used with warranty remaining (allows you to buy AppleCare if you choose)
 
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MICHAELSD

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I‘m assuming trade-in values remain the same for refurbished devices, so there’s really no downside especially for somebody planning to upgrade in the fall.
 
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velocityg4

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They need to update their refurb pricing. They are selling an iPhone X 64GB for the same price as an 11 128GB. I might be tempted if the 11 64GB pops up for $500. I was looking at a used XS 64gb for $375. But I may wait and see what happens.
 
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javisan

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$850 is ok but not great. Hard to see how it’s a better deal than $800 for a brand new (non-refurb) 12.
Your comparison is incorrect as you need to list price of the 12 at the same GB capacity as the $849 refurbished 11 Pro, which is 256gb. The new (non-refurb) 12 with 256gb is $949.

For someone who does not like the squared off and slightly larger design and finds the 11 Pro with the round edges to be more comfortable and wants the telephoto lens, they can get the 11 Pro and save $100.
 
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QCassidy352

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Your comparison is incorrect as you need to list price of the 12 at the same GB capacity as the $849 refurbished 11 Pro, which is 256gb. The new (non-refurb) 12 with 256gb is $949.

For someone who does not like the squared off and slightly larger design and finds the 11 Pro with the round edges to be more comfortable and wants the telephoto lens, they can get the 11 Pro and save $100.
Oh you’re right, I read too fast. I wasn’t looking at pricing for the 256 GB, I just missed that it said “pro max” and not “pro.” $850 is for a 64 GB pro max, $750 for a pro. That’s not a bad deal.

edit: 64 GB pro is not available. So you can get a 256 GB pro or a 64 GB pro max for $850 each.
 
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apparatchik

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Just turn off the 5G. Then you can still benefit from all the other speed and camera improvements when you decide to upgrade. Or buy a new battery, that would be cheaper.

Or wait 8 months for iPhone 13 when a more efficient 5G modem will hopefully be available and the painful drawbacks and sacrifices of iPhone 12 rushed, unrealized 5G gimmicks, are less of a burden.
 
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B4U

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Incompatibility with the iTunes that still has the AppStore means it is a hard pass even if it is free.
Just when will Apple understand that not everyone has freakin' unlimited data from the ISP at their home?
 
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Preetssingh

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Hi
I want to buy some phones from United Kingdom can anyone please tell where to buy these refurb phones please.
Thanks
 
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ikramerica

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I looked at buying a purple 11 for my wife yesterday, as her 6plus is beyond frustrating, but the 11 is heavy, thick, and the dpi is bad. Even her 6plus has a full HD display. The price vs the 12 is compelling, and it comes with earbuds, but

So I paid the $10 extra per month for the white/silver 12, with higher res display and lighter weight than the 6 plus, (which was already a light 6” phone). Ultimately she needs to be happy.
 
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Active/Veterans you can stack your military discount on top of refurbished prices for an additional 10% off. Just click the Gov/Mil link at the bottom and sign in.

EDIT: Lets all be real this is fine and all, but we can’t wait till the M1’s go refurb!:cool:
 
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