So what took them so long?
With no announcement or explanation, Apple has quietly started selling “certified refurbished” iPhones in its refurbished store.
It’s a first for the tech giant, which has long offered decent deals on its iPad and Macs. The deals on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models save consumers, on average, $100 off of the price of a new device.
Apple notes: “Before we put a refurbished Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, or Apple TV up for sale, it undergoes a rigorous refurbishment process to make sure it’s up to Apple’s high standards. We back it with our standard one-year limited warranty. And you have the option of purchasing AppleCare to extend your coverage further.”
Until now, consumers have had to turn to third-party sellers to get iPhones on resale.