Currently, with $499, you can get a refurbished iPhone 8 directly from Apple.
The new iPhone XR might have been position by its manufacture as the budget iPhone of the current generation, but if you are searching for the most recent iPhone and also you would like to save some few hundreds of dollars, then you should contact Apple, because the company has now introduced an exciting deal that you should check out.
Previously, the company stated to sell refurbished iPhones. Most of these iPhones were 64GB iPhone 8 models from its online store. The phones were also $100 cheaper cheaper as compared to the current retail price of a brand new iPhone 8 from a third-party retailer or directly from Apple.
All the refurbished devices from Apple are tested and certified before they are released to be sold in the market. A one year warranty is also included so that if something goes wrong, the buyer is still covered for at least one year. Apple guarantees that all their refurbished devices must come with compatible brand new batteries, new white box, and a new outer shell. You might also get the original packing.
Though the supply is very limited, you need not to worry because as long as your full payment is received by Apple, you are guaranteed to receive your refurbished phone that you ordered for. To those who are desperate to replace their new iPhones, but at the same time are not ready to shell out more than $1,000 for an iPhone XS Max or an iPhone XS, then you can go for iPhone 8.
This iPhone model is still a capable one, because it supports Apple’s software updates even for future years. If you own an iPhone 8 model, you will agree with me that you do not feel any pressure of moving on to the XS this year.
At the moment, unlocked gold, silver and space grey 64GB iPhone 8 models are being stocked by Apple, All of these have the standard price that has been set by the company-$499. While some years back, the iPhone 8 Plus was also refurbished and availed in the market for the potential buyers and users, it does not seemed to be available at the moment.
After launching the iPhone XS, Apple decided to reduce the prices of both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus by at least $100, and this strongly affected the retail prices of the two iPhone models by setting the prices to $599 and $699 respectively. It is important to note that the refurbished iPhone 8 Plus is only available in one colour – Space grey colour.
When compared to the smaller iPhone 8, this model has several benefits. It has a wider display hence a higher screen real estate. Though it features the same A11 Bionic chipset as the iPhone 8, it has a 3GB of LPDDR4X RAM together with a dual camera and a larger battery that lasts longer when fully charged.
Whether or not the refurbished iPhone 8 Plus will one day be back in the stock still remains a mystery, though several models of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are still in the stock- both brand new and refurbished ones, and they are being sold at $379 and $469, respectively.