Apple’s online store has started selling refurbished iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices, via 9to5Toys. There are space gray, silver, and gold devices in the 64GB variant. Prices start at $499 for the iPhone 8 and $599 for the iPhone 8 Plus.
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A brand-new iPhone 8 currently costs $599, so a refurbished iPhone 8 will save you $100. It’s a pretty good deal, considering Apple’s refurbished products are pretty much as good as new, and they come tested and certified. The device also comes with a brand-new battery, a one-year warranty, and original accessories as they would come in the box.
Apple iPhone 8 features:
- Unlocked, SIM-Free, Model A1863
- 4.7-inch Retina HD display with IPS technology
- A11 Bionic chip with embedded M11 motion coprocessor
- Talk time (wireless) up to 14 hours
- LTE and 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
- Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
- NFC with reader mode
- 12-megapixel camera
- Digital zoom up to 5x
- 1080p HD video recording
We can all admit that any discount on the iPhone is a go one. Unfortunately, you are saving $100 bucks off the device. When you are dealing with $400 to $500, it seems like a good deal. Refurbished devices are always a good deal, usually.
The problem is that normally refurbished devices save you more than $100 and makes them harder to pass up. Granted, Apple took greater pains to offer refurbished devices, but the savings almost seems like a toss-up.
Again, Apple does want you to purchase their new devices, over older one. After we discussed about their throttling of older devices, Apple wants you to upgrade your device every two year. However, Apple is throttling one year old devices seems like a bit extreme. With sales slowing, this would be a common move with Apple.
Grabbing an 8? Get a new one.