Help in buying a refurb?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CrashX, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. CrashX macrumors regular

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    Newegg has the iPhone 5c for $279. A 5s for about $100 more.

    I have an iPhone 4, but it won't run iOS 8. I was hoping for a smaller phone in the Fall, but it seems those rumors have been squashed.

    Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. My current bill runs about $40. I'd like to keep it that way.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    The iPhone 5c is basically a 5 in a colored case, where as the 5s gives you faster performance and few other bells and whistles. I'd opt for the 5s
     
  3. CrashX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, Mike. The 5s is $400 on NewEgg. I don't think Apple sales refurbished phones directly, like they do with everything else?
     
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    maflynn

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    You are correct, apple does not, but some carriers do.
    You can try swappa, they're not refurbs there but its a cheaper alternative.

    I'll be going that route when I eventually get phones for my daughters.

    On the 5c, I have to say that was my favorite iPhone, but at this point with iOS 8 and iOS9 being unveiled at WWDC in a few more months. The 5s is probably the better option imo.
     
  5. CrashX thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll see if AT&T carries refurbs. Since you liked the 5c - I'd save $120 running with that option.

    I was hoping to wait until the Fall for the new iPhone, but it appears Apple is sticking with the same size and frailty. I was really hoping the rumors of a smaller phone would pan out, but apparently not.

    So it looks like I won't be getting my next new iPhone until 2017. If the 5c might limp through until then, I'd just grab the "deal" on the 5c.
     

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