iPhone and Apple Watch refurbs are cheaper after iPhone XS

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It's a great time to buy older Apple devices.
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Apple has discounted its refurbished iPhone and Apple Watch units following yesterday’s big iPhone XS unveiling.

You’ll now pay less for an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or older Apple Watch. There are some spectacular deals to be had, like a 38mm Apple Watch Series 1 for a mere $169.

Apple devices hold their value pretty well as they age, but it’s only natural that when new models arrive, the price of older units falls. That’s great news for those who skip the newest and most expensive products for slightly older and more affordable alternatives.

If you’re still rocking an old iPhone, or an original Apple Watch, now is the time to upgrade at a great price.

Apple slashes refurb prices

Visit Apple’s refurb store today and you’ll notice sizable price adjustments have been made for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 devices have also seen big price cuts.

A refurbished iPhone 7 with 32GB of storage can now be bought for as little as $379 — down from $499. The iPhone 7 Plus starts at just $479 — down from $599. Both are currently available in all color options, except for the newer (PRODUCT)RED.

Refurbished Apple Watches now start at $169 for a 38mm Series 1 unit, while a 42mm model is $189. Apple Watch Series 2 sells for as little as $249, while the Series 3 is down to just $259. They’re available in a number of styles and colors.

Visit Apple’s refurb store

Refurbished Apple devices are tested and certified before being sold, and they come with the same one-year Apple warranty you’d get with a brand new product. They also arrive in new packaging, complete with standard accessories.

Supply of refurbished devices is limited, and once they’re gone, there’s no guarantee they’ll reappear. If you see a device that you’d like, then, it’s a good idea to claim it before someone else does. Visit Apple’s refurb store today to bag a bargain.