Apple "official" pre-owned iPhone 6

dvir971

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 7, 2011
216
19
Israel
Hello Apple brothers!
I'm currently using an iPhone 5 and it became really a struggle, I really need a new device. I've been planning to buy the next iPhone, but now I'm hearing it won't be so big, and only the one after it will be the bomb. Now money is kind of an issue, I can't buy a new iPhone every other year so I don't know if it's worth "wasting" my purchase on the iPhone 7, maybe I should wait for the next one?
Anyway, I got a chance to buy a pre-owned iPhone 6 in a decent price and I thought maybe I'll do that and stick with it for some time (a very good device indeed) and then wait for the 8s or something... However I never heard about these pre owned iPhones- what are those? It seems like an official thing from Apple, comes in a new box that looks like new but have a very nice "Pre-Owned" Apple style title on it.... Are these devices good? Will they survive a long time use? What exactly are they anyway? Is it worth buying?
Also, what do you think about my long term plan?

Thanks
 

Jeff R

macrumors 6502
Jan 28, 2014
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Apple does not sell pre owned iPhones. Other companies do though like Game Stop.

The iPhones aren't perfect, might have some scuffs and scratches, after market ear buds & charger. Hit or miss.
 

SuperKerem

macrumors 6502a
Oct 29, 2012
861
252
Hello Apple brothers!
I'm currently using an iPhone 5 and it became really a struggle, I really need a new device. I've been planning to buy the next iPhone, but now I'm hearing it won't be so big, and only the one after it will be the bomb. Now money is kind of an issue, I can't buy a new iPhone every other year so I don't know if it's worth "wasting" my purchase on the iPhone 7, maybe I should wait for the next one?
Anyway, I got a chance to buy a pre-owned iPhone 6 in a decent price and I thought maybe I'll do that and stick with it for some time (a very good device indeed) and then wait for the 8s or something... However I never heard about these pre owned iPhones- what are those? It seems like an official thing from Apple, comes in a new box that looks like new but have a very nice "Pre-Owned" Apple style title on it.... Are these devices good? Will they survive a long time use? What exactly are they anyway? Is it worth buying?
Also, what do you think about my long term plan?

Thanks
I think you're confusing 'pre-owned' with refurbished. Apple Certified Refurbished products are a thing, and they do indeed come with a special, plain box with an Apple-style title.

These products are essentially new. The casing is new. The battery is new. The internal components may have been used in the past, but they are all thoroughly tested before they are used in any Apple refurbished product.

EDIT:
 

canuckRus

macrumors 6502a
May 18, 2014
591
191
Hello Apple brothers!
I'm currently using an iPhone 5 and it became really a struggle, I really need a new device. I've been planning to buy the next iPhone, but now I'm hearing it won't be so big, and only the one after it will be the bomb. Now money is kind of an issue, I can't buy a new iPhone every other year so I don't know if it's worth "wasting" my purchase on the iPhone 7, maybe I should wait for the next one?
Anyway, I got a chance to buy a pre-owned iPhone 6 in a decent price and I thought maybe I'll do that and stick with it for some time (a very good device indeed) and then wait for the 8s or something... However I never heard about these pre owned iPhones- what are those? It seems like an official thing from Apple, comes in a new box that looks like new but have a very nice "Pre-Owned" Apple style title on it.... Are these devices good? Will they survive a long time use? What exactly are they anyway? Is it worth buying?
Also, what do you think about my long term plan?

If it's refurbished and at a good price go for it. A 6S would be even better. There is always something better in the works coming down the road no matter when or what you buy. Just saying.
 
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