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Apr 12, 2001

Apple recently updated its online refurbished store to include a range of different iPhone models, giving customers a way to purchase a certified refurbished device at a lower cost directly from Apple.

Apple is currently offering refurbished iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models in a variety of colors and capacities. Prices for an entry-level 16GB iPhone 6s start at $449, while a 16GB iPhone 6s Plus can be purchased for $529.


Those prices are $100 to $120 less than brand new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices, which are priced at $549 and $649 for 32GB of storage space. All refurbished iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models are unlocked and SIM-free, meaning they are compatible with all U.S. carriers.

While Apple has long offered iPads and Macs in its refurbished store, it has never before allowed customers to purchase refurbished iPhones. Customers who wanted lower prices on iPhones had to wait for third-party deals or purchase refurbished/used devices from a third-party retailer.


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.

Article Link: Apple's Refurbished Store Now Offering iPhones


macrumors 6502a
Sep 30, 2007
Well that's about time. The prices on Craigslist are usually not discounted enough to warrant the risk. Will keep this in mind...especially if my phone gets destroyed or lost.
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macrumors 6502a
Oct 12, 2011
New Zealand
Not in New Zealand yet either but then we often don't get things the US store does (like Mac Pros).

If they do I know where my next iPhone is coming from.


macrumors 68030
Jan 6, 2004
Quick comparison with Swappa....

Mint condition 6s 16GB (A1688) is $400-$420 and good condition is $370-$390 vs $449 + tax (if applicable) from Apple. That extra $50-$80 you're paying with Apple gets you a 1 year warranty.

Mint condition 6s Plus 16Gb (A1687) is $470 and good condition is ~ $400 vs $529 + tax (if applicable) from Apple. That extra $60-$130 you're paying with Apple gets you a 1 year warranty.

Might be worth getting 6s from Apple since it's only $50-$80 more for warranty, but not so much for 6s Plus IMO.


macrumors 68030
Aug 1, 2004
This is the same for contract carrier upgrades right? I don't see why it wouldn't but I want to make sure.


macrumors 68000
Jan 1, 2008
Still kind of expensive but definitely a nice option. Just wish ios was a better experience. Oh and I probably wouldn't mind an OLED display and smaller bezels but iPhone hardware quality has always been top notch.
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