Apple has officially started selling its refurbished iPhones in the US online store. According to a report on 9to5Mac, the refurbished Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus in 16GB, 64GB variants are now available for purchase on the online store. These phones are carrier unlocked, and the refurbished version of the iPhone 6s Plus 64GB in Rose Gold is priced at $589.00. The 16GB version of the iPhone 6s Plus in Silver colour is priced at $529.00 with $100 off.
The iPhone 6s 16GB is priced at $449 with a discount of $80, and there’s no 64GB version for the smaller iPhone on the Apple website. According to Apple’s refurbished store website, the iPhones come with a one year warranty. Apple says it tests and certifies all of these refurbished products. These phones also include a brand new battery and outer shell. According to the website, supply for these phones is limited.
Apple has been selling refurbished MacBooks, iMacs, iPads, etc on its online store for sometime now in the US, and the iPhones are the latest to join the list. In India too, Apple has applied for government’s approval to import and sell its certified pre-owned iPhones. Apple in its application to the Indian government said it plans to manufacture and sell these certified pre-owned iPhones in India.
According to Apple, these certified pre-owned iPhones are manufactured afresh and have to pass through the same tests and processes as a new phone. For Apple, all refurbished phones comes have the same one year warranty as new iPhones, and go through the same government certifications as a new iPhone does.
Apple iPhone 6s series was launched in September 2015, and comes with the A9 processor, a 12MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and 3D Touch on the display. With the iPhone 7, Apple has upgraded the camera, battery and processor and included water and dust resistance. In case of the iPhone 7 Plus, there’s also a new dual camera setup with a Portrait mode for Bokeh style photos.
Apple’s new iPhone 7 series starts at Rs 60,000 in India, although older models of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are now available at discounts on online websites.