Apple today began offering refurbished versions of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, marking the first time that 2019 iPhones have been available at a discounted price directly from Apple.
The savings on the iPhone 11 models range from $ 100 to $ 170, and for the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, the refurbished store is the only way to get one of these devices from Apple, since they have since been discontinued.
Apple has limited stock available as the contents of the refurbished store fluctuate based on what people have submitted for repair. It’s a single refurbished iPhone 11 model with 128 GB of storage for $ 549, saving $ 100.
There are several 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max variants with 64 to 256 GB of storage. An entry-level 11 Pro Max with 64 GB of storage is available for $ 849, which Apple says is a $ 150 discount.
Color availability is limited with Apple offering the iPhone 11 in black, and the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max only in gray and midnight green, but color choices and available capacity will change over time.
Refurbished iPhone 11 models are SIM-free, carry unlocked and can be used with all supported operators.
All Apple refurbished iPhones include the same one-year warranty given on a brand new iPhone, along with all manuals and accessories. Each refurbished device from Apple undergoes a rigorous testing, repair, repackaging and cleaning process, with Apple supplying new outer shells and batteries.
Apart from the usual white box in which a refurbished device is shipped, it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between a refurbished iPhone and a new model. Standard one-year warranties can be extended with an AppleCare + purchase, and there is also a standard 14-day return policy.