Save big: Refurbished Apple Watch Series 5 hits Apple Store


Refurbished Apple Watch Series 5 units are available now
A refurbished Apple Watch Series 5 is up to 15% less than a new one.
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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.

This company sells gorgeous custom iPhones for less than Apple


Remade iPhone
They look even better in real life.
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Buying a refurbished iPhone is a great way to save a pretty penny, and now there’s another reason why you should consider avoiding the Apple Store.

One French company is selling rebuilt models that have been painted in pretty colors as part of its “Better Then Refurbished” program. They’re gorgeous, and they cost a lot less.

Back Market gives another option to save on refurbished iPhones


iPhone 7 Plus lineup
Get an iPhone 7 Plus 128GB refurbished by Back Market for $395. That’s about half the original price.
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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 is now selling its latest MacBook Pro at a discount


Online Apple store is now selling refurbished 2017 MacBook Pros.
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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.

Buy a refurbished Apple Pencil to save a few bucks


iPad Pro drawing Apple Pencil
Apple Pencil can't beat a mouse at many things.
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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.

Apple renews bid to sell refurbished iPhones in India


Apple supplier is increasing its ability to build masses of iPhones in India
Apple wants to grow its brand in India.
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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.