Refurb iPhones?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cindynjgirl79, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Cindynjgirl79 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    think it will happen and if it does how long will it take before they start selling them? a month? 6 months?
  2. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2006
    I think that they would and probably the same as the computers and ipods - 2-3 months is the norm.
    I say this because if tey do have a refurb one, they are not going to throw it away but would sell it on. Of course it would be at a discounted price but would almost certainly come under the same contract as the new ones
  3. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Jun 6, 2005
    That's a really interesting question. They will definitely receive returns that cannot be sold as new. They will need a way to get rid of them. I bet you will see refurbs, but probably only with a 75 dollar discount.

    And what about used iPhones? How easy will it be to transfer numbers and service?

    And finally, what would happen if/when they release a 16 gig iPhone. I'm sure lots of people will want to dump there 8 gig and get the bigger storage? What will the used market bring in? Maybe Apple would offer to upgrade people for a couple hundred bucks, and used the purchased stock for a lower priced offering.

    I look forward to seeing how this plays out, because the used/refurb thing could be central to Apple bringing a lower cost option to market. If in a year you can get a refurb 4 gig for $300, they will sell a lot a lot a lot of 'em.

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