- Apple is now offering certified refurbished iPhone 7
- Prices for the previously owned models start at
- In addition to a 15% discount, owners get new
accessories and a 1-year-warranty for the pre-owned
Apple is known for its pricey devices, but the 2016 iPhone 7 can
now be purchased through Apple for just $500.
The smartphone maker is now offering certified
refurbished models of its two-year-old flagship online,
meaning those interested in an iPhone 7 don’t have to bargain
hunt through third-party sellers.
A brand-new iPhone 7 currently starts at $550 when purchased
directly from Apple. After being spruced up with a new battery
and outer shell, refurbished iPhone models sell unlocked with new
accessories and a one-year warranty. The refurbished device
program knocks approximately 15% off the original price of
an Apple product.
Here’s a rundown of the refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7
Plus prices base on storage capacity.
Before you thumb your nose up and purchasing such a discounted
previously noted that when iPhone owners get replacement
devices under warranty, they are typically refurbished models and
not brand-new handsets. Refurbished iPhones are tested and
certified by Apple, and tend
to work well; one common glitch to look out for is “touch
disease,” where the touchscreens on devices go unresponsive for
no apparent reason, but every refurbished Apple product comes
with a one-year warranty in case you run into any of those
A recent report from Bloomberg indicates that some iPhone 7
models, which were likely purchased new, are also having
touchscreen issues. So if you’re in the market for an iPhone 7,
opting for the discounted version may not be a bad idea.