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Woot today has a wide collection of refurbished previous generation iPhone models at record low prices, perfect for anyone in need of a new iPhone and willing to opt for one a few years old instead of the latest version. iPhones in this sale include iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and more.

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The iPhone 11 starts at $419.99 for 64GB and rises to $499.99 for 128GB. The iPhone 11 Pro is priced at $559.99 for 64GB and $649.99 for 256GB. Lastly, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is $649.99 for 64GB and $729.99 for 256GB.



All of these iPhone models are fully unlocked and have been refurbished. Woot says that each device was inspected and is guaranteed to have minimal cosmetic damage, as well as passed a full diagnostic test to ensure like-new functionality. Batteries are tested to function at minimum 85 percent capacity, and they each come with a 90 day Woot limited warranty.

Be sure to check out Woot's full iPhone sale for more savings, including the iPhone XS (from $339.99), the iPhone XR (from $304.99), the iPhone SE ($239.99), and more. The sale will only last today, ending later tonight at midnight.


If you're in the market for a new iPhone, we've begun tracking the latest carrier deals in our Best iPhone Deals guide. This includes discounts and offers from AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and more.

Article Link: Deals: Woot's New Flash Sale Has Low Prices on Refurbished Previous Generation iPhones
 
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Capeto

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I bought one such phone (an iPhone 6S) from Woot and it was not only dented but the battery health was at 79%.

Please MacRumors, I know you get a small commission off of these but stop advertising Woot’s “refurbished” phones.
 

b11051973

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I would like to buy my dad one of the recent SE models for $240. Not knowing the real condition of the phone I'd receive, I don't like.
 

Bug-Creator

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Even Apple should be punished for using the term.

What Apple does goes beyond simply repairing used items, so that term is correct.

Others using it for used stuff that at best has gotten a fast wipedown is an issue.


Also:

Given that Apple understates the batteries when new by up to 7%, a 85% battery is really <80% which is often the drop of point from which they fail soon.
 

paulrbeers

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These are a Do Not Buy.....I made the mistake one time. Screen was scratched to hell (like several deep gouges), chipped corners, etc. etc..... I should have just paid a bit extra from Apple directly on a refurbished phone.
 
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mansplains

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It's not as bad as Asurion 'refurbished' where you get an iPhone with aftermarket parts or worse, engraving.. In my days at an AASP someone came in with a 6S+ with display issues (was obviously aftermarket) but under the lower antenna band on the back was an engraving "Refurbished by Asurion" which makes it something AASPs aren't supposed to touch, and I'm pretty sure Apple refers them away too.
 

sw1tcher

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Has anyone seen a good deal on an iphone 13 mini?
Depends on if you have a trade-in or not and if you're in or outside of the U.S.

With no trade-in device, I'd say Visible. 128GB iPhone 13 mini is $720. But if you port in a number and use service for at least 3 months, you'll get a $200 gift card (can choose between either a Mastercard or gift card to a bunch of different retailers like Amazon, Target, Lowes, etc.) and a free HomePod mini.

3 months of service is minimum of $55 ($5 first month with referral, $25 for 2nd and 3rd month if you join Party Pay).

If you don't want the HomePod mini, you should be able to sell it for at least $75. Or give it as a Christmas present.
 

beerseagulls

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I used to like Woot....

but their "refurbished" iPhones are NEVER refurbished. I've even gotten a "refurbished" iPhone 11 that still had the previous owner's custom NSFW wallpaper still on the home screen. In fact, when I opened up the mail app, I could still see his old emails. Although Woot did have an excellent return policy.(obviously, since it's owned by Amazon)
 

justperry

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I'm a rolling stone.
What Apple does goes beyond simply repairing used items, so that term is correct.

Others using it for used stuff that at best has gotten a fast wipedown is an issue.


Also:

Given that Apple understates the batteries when new by up to 7%, a 85% battery is really <80% which is often the drop of point from which they fail soon.
It IS secondhand, fact, there's no denial just because you might be American, a judge ruled years ago it has to provide a new iPhone when they were not able to repair one within the warranty period (*here), a woman sued Apple, she got a refurbished iPhone, she won.

* Somewhere in Europe.
 

szw-mapple fan

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As others have said, these are secondhand phones, companies should be banned from using the refurbished tag on their offerings.

Even Apple should be punished for using the term.
If items are returned by a consumer then those should be sold as an Openbox, if repaired then use the term secondhand, because...that's what it is.

Apple’s refurbs have new batteries and are virtually indistinguishable from new units they sell and come with the same warranty options. It seems unfair to put that in the same category as a used phone someone sells on eBay.
 

szw-mapple fan

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Even then, it's a used phone, no excuse.
So what? It's not claiming to be new and refurbished literally means taking something used and restoring its original state. Secondhand means selling a used item as-is, without any work done on it, which is very different.
 
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