One way to score a deal on the the latest Apple Watch Series 5 is buy a unit that someone purchased then returned to Apple. These get rigorously refurbished, then are offered to the public at up to 15% off the regular price.
Tuesday is the first day Series 5 units have been available refurbished.
Back Market, a marketplace dedicated to pre-owned electronics, is now offering a range of iPhone models refurbished by Apple. Before going to Back Market, Apple checks over these units and always replaces some of the components that typically wear out.
In addition, this reseller refurbishes iPhones itself, just not as thoroughly. These sell for considerably less, however.
Apple has updated its online Apple store to start offering refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar, marking the first time this year’s Touch Bar-equipped models have been available to buy refurbished. The laptops were first launched back in June.
Apple has begun selling refurbished models of the Apple Pencil at a discount. iPad Pro owners in the United States can save a pretty penny when picking up the best stylus available for their tablet — but it’s still not the most affordable.
Samsung has confirmed that its doomed Galaxy Note 7 is making a comeback.
The South Korean company ceased production five months ago after a battery fault caused some handsets to overheat and explode. Now it has begun refurbishing some of the units that were returned with plans to sell them later.
Apple wants the right to import and sell refurbished iPhones in India, according to a new report.
The company previously tried to roll out a similar scheme, only to have it squashed by a consortium of local smartphone OEM rivals. This time, however, Apple has the bargaining chip that it plans to manufacture iPhones in India working in its favor.