Secret Apple factory outlet is the cheapest place to get an iPhone 5



Apple’s semi-secret Factory Clearance store on eBay is back.

Last year Apple used a discreet eBay Store to push out deals on MacBooks, iMacs, and iPods at cheaper prices than the Refurbished Apple Store, but this year’s shop is dedicated to clearing inventory of all the remaining iPhone 5 units at the cheapest price on the web.

The Factory Outlet eBay Store is offering both black and white unlocked iPhone 5 GSM units with a full one-year warranty, after receiving a final quality inspection by Apple staff.  If you’ve debated getting an iPhone 5c but don’t mind not having a colorful case, this is deal you should jump on before it disappears.

Here are the price breakdowns:

  • 16GB iPhone 5 – $449.00
  • 32GB iPhone 5 – $479.00
  • 64GB iPhone 5 – $499.00

Apple’s Refurbished Store currently offers deals on Macs, iPads and the iPod Touch, but the creation of the factory outlet could signify Apple is trying to clear out as many units as possible ahead of the iPhone 6 launch this fall. Last year’s eBay store quietly disappeared before the launch of the iPad.

Rumors have pegged late-September launch date for the iPhone 6 which is expected to come in two screen sizes and feature a Sapphire Crystal display, improved TouchID, better camera, and A8 quad-core processor.


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