Apple has a web store that’s hard to find on its main website called the “Refurbished Mac Store.”
It’s a place where Apple sells almost any kind of refurbished devices, not just Macs, for a nice little discount. And not all of them are older models. Many refurbished devices are current-generation.
For most of the refurbished options, you get a 15% discount across all the different models. For example, you get a 15% discount on all refurbished MacBook Pros, whatever specs they have. For iPhones specifically, you get a 10% discount across the board.
I was amazed by the quality of my refurbished 2016 MacBook Pro that I bought in 2017. It was flawless and showed no sign that it had already been used. In my mind, my refurbished MacBook Pro came from Apple, not the previous owner.
I personally haven’t bought other refurbished products from Apple yet, but if they’re anything like my refurbished MacBook Pro, they’re absolutely worth considering if you’re not trying to spend what Apple asks for brand-new devices.
Check out the best refurbished devices you can buy from Apple’s Refurbished Mac Store:
The iPhone 7
Apple still sells brand new iPhone 7 phones for $US550, which is $US150 cheaper than the iPhone 8. Buying it refurbished for $US500 gets you an extra $US50 discount, making it $US200 cheaper than the iPhone 8.
The iPhone 7 Plus
Apple still sells brand new iPhone 7 Plus phones for $US670, which is $US130 cheaper than the iPhone 8 Plus. Buying it refurbished for $US600 gets you an extra $US70 discount, making it $US200 cheaper than the iPhone 8 Plus.
The 2016 and 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro
You can save at least $US200 on refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pros from 2016 and 2017.
The 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro
Refurbished 15-inch MacBook Pros from 2017 are still great laptops.
The 2017 MacBook
The 2017 MacBook is the current generation of Apple’s ultra-slim and light laptops that the company sells brand new starting at $US1,300. You can get a refurbished 2017 MacBook starting at $US1,100 for a nice $US200 discount.
The 2016 9.7-inch iPad Pro
Apple’s refurbished 9.7-inch iPad Pros from 2016 start at $US470, and still have enough power for casual and power users on a budget.
The 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Starting at $US580, Apple’s refurbished 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pros – the current generation – are still being sold brand-new by Apple for $US650, and will easily satisfy power users for a nice $US70 discount.
The Apple Watch, series 1, 2, and 3
You can buy refurbished Apple Watches for as low as $US210 for the Series 1, which Apple sells new for $US250.
As for the Series 2 and Series 3, the current refurbished models have some higher-end specs than the brand-new versions of the base model, so they actually cost a little more than what you can buy new from Apple’s regular store. But it’s still worth a look considering their extra specs.
The Apple TV 4K
You can buy a refurbished Apple TV 4K for $US170, which is $US10 off the $US180 price tag for a brand-new version.
The iMac Pro
The iMac Pro starts at $US5,000, but you can get a massive $US750 off by buying it refurbished for $US4,250.
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