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Get outsized savings on an M2 Mac mini refurb straight from Apple

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Save big on the slim 2023 Mac mini with M2 chip.
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The 2023 Mac mini with the powerful Apple M2 processor is already an amazing deal, and shoppers can now save even more by buying a refurbished unit.

These are primarily desktops that consumers bought then returned so supplies are limited. There are no units with the M2 Pro processor available at this time, for example.

Save big on 2023 MacBook Pro refurb units straight from Apple

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2023 MacBook Pro in 16-inch and 14-inch sizes
The 2023 MacBook Pro is very sleek, whether it's the 16-inch or 14-inch variant.
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Apple just began offering refurbished units of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 series processors. These launched in early 2023, and shoppers can save almost $1,000 by choosing a refurb unit.

These are primarily devices that consumers bought then returned so supplies are limited. But these selection is surprisingly broad.

Save big on Apple Watch Series 8 and SE 2 refurbished units

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Save big on Apple Watch refurbished units
Apple Watch refurbished units comes with considerable cost savings.
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Apple just began offering refurbished units of the Apple Watch Series 8 and SE 2. Both wearables launched in autumn 2022, and shoppers can save as much as $80 by choosing a refurb unit.

These are primarily devices that consumers bought then returned so supplies are limited.

First M1 Max and M1 Pro MacBooks hit Apple’s refurb store

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New isn’t always the best option. Save big by buying a refurbished 2021 MacBook Pro from Apple.
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Just added to Apple’s refurbished offerings are the MacBook Pro models that in launched fall of 2021 with the blazing fast M1 Max and M1 Pro processors. These refubs offer welcome cost savings — especially on such recent notebooks — but they can not be reconfigured. Buyers can only choose from the configurations Apple has in stock.

But again, savings are considerable: a refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max is up to $350 off.

Apple starts selling refurbished M1 MacBooks at big discounts

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A refurbished MacBook Air could be your key to a fresh computer without breaking your budget.
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Apple began selling refurbished M1 MacBooks at well below their original prices. As they’re as much as $500 below the regular price, these are outstanding options for anyone who wants a laptop with Apple’s speedy M-series processor but don’t have the cash for a new one.

There’s a wide range of used MacBook Air and MacBook Pro units currently in stock at the online Apple Store.

Save big: Refurbished Apple Watch Series 5 hits Apple Store

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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

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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.

Apple is now selling its latest MacBook Pro at a discount

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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

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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

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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.

Apple starts selling refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2

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Save up to 16 percent on the new Apple Watch.
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Apple is now selling refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 models.

These devices aren’t outdated: They debuted back in September, when they got unveiled alongside the iPhone 7. You can find them cheaper if you buy them second-hand on eBay or Craigslist, but refurbished units from Apple offer a number of advantages.

Apple now sells refurbished 9.7-inch iPad Pro

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Save up to $140 on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro by buying refurbished.
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Apple has started selling refurbished models of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, eight months after the device made its official debut.

Prices start at $509 for a 32GB Wi-Fi model — $90 less than the price of a brand new device — while more expensive options can save you up to $140.

You can now buy a refurbished iPhone 6s from Apple

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Apple is now selling used iPhones.
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Buying a used iPhone 6s no longer requires meeting some shady dude off Craigslist in a Starbucks parking lot.

Apple is selling used iPhones on its online refurbished gear store for the first time ever, bringing big discounts to last year’s models.

Apple is now selling refurbished Apple TV 4 units online

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Apple's best Apple TV 4 price yet!
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Apple rarely reduces its prices, but if you’re looking to grab the company’s fourth-generation Apple TV for a bargain this is your lucky day — because Apple just added refurbished TV 4 models to its online store.

The basic 32GB set-top box will set you back $129, which represents a saving of $20 from the regular price of $149. The 64GB model, meanwhile, carries a price tag of $169, which equals $30 off the normal $199.

Apple Slashes Prices On Retina iPad Mini Refurbs

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Apple has begun selling refurbished models of the iPad mini with Retina display for about 15% off in its online store. Only WiFi models are being offered right now in 32GB and 64GB variants.

A 32GB Retina iPad mini refurb runs $419, which is $80 cheaper than retail price. Not many third-party retailers can match that kind of discount.

While the Apple Store is the last place to normally shop for discounts, it does have one thing going for it: refurbished products. When you buy a refurb from Apple, you’re buying hardware that Apple has replaced with even newer parts than stock items in most cases. Refurbs also come with a full, one-year warranty.

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Late 2013 27-Inch iMacs Now Available At Up To $400 Off If You Buy Them Refurbished [Deals]

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Some of the best deals you can find on Apple products comes from buying refurbished. Far from second-hand rejects, refurbished Apple units come with a full year’s warranty, steep discounts and a personal once-over from an authorized Apple technician, meaning they are <em>more</em> likely to be technologically sound at a lower price.

If you’ve been interested in picking yourself up a late 2013 27-inch iMac, but were hoping to score a deal, good news: they’re now available refurbished on Apple’s online store.

Refurbished iPad Minis Now Start At $249, 4th-Gen iPads At $379

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One of the most common criticisms you hear of Apple’s iPad line is that they are expensive compared to the competition. When the iPad mini first came out, for example, it was widely criticized for its entry-level price of $329, with many saying it couldn’t succeed unless it was under $249.

Obviously, such predictions were laughably wrong. But Apple is now selling a $249 iPad mini: a refurbished one!