AnonD-833125, 21 Jan 2020Refurbished are still used phones. Even though you have warranty on it, the phone still was us... more"What I am trying to say is, that second hand phones are like second hand cars. It's a lottery, if you don't know who or how they used the product before"
No they arent and you definately can't compare this to a second hand car, when you buy refurbished iPhone, no-one have touched that device or parts before, if someone haven't actually opened the phone.
i don't think you quite understand the subject. It's not lottery and it doesn't matter how earlier user used it, they have changed all the meaningful parts and you get new outer shell. You won't notice any difference to new device it's basicly new device, they also tested the product so it can be sold. I'm currently using refurbished iPad Pro because i got that from warrantly.
"All refurbished iPhone models come with a new battery, new outer shell, are backed by a one-year warranty, have free delivery and returns, and also include:
Full functional testing, genuine Apple part replacements (if necessary), and a thorough cleaning
The original Operating System or a more recent version1
All refurbished devices are repackaged in a brand new box with all accessories and cables2"
Refurbished are still used phones. Even though you have warranty on it, the phone still was used by someone else before or it got some parts replaced.
What I am trying to say is, that second hand phones are like second hand cars. It's a lottery, if you don't know who or how they used the product before. And when you are paying a premium money for it (in this case 700$, with whom you can pick other phones brand new), then it is not worth it.
Unless, you really want an iphone, but even in this case, you are rather better with an iphone 6s or 7, which cost maximum 200$ with 1 year warranty. Even if they brake after 1 year, you are not going to cry too much.
799 for a refurbished phone with only 64GB storage that's not expandable? That's like an IQ test. You buy it - you fail the test.
Or you can go to a second hand store and buy a refurbished one even cheaper...
LG Superfan, 21 Jan 2020Tell me a phone from 80s that had a notchThere was no mobiles in 80s.
xixo, 21 Jan 2020notched phone look so 80's.Tell me a phone from 80s that had a notch
Apple refurbished items are treated as brand new when it comes to warranty at any Apple store in the world. Most companies do three months at most but apple is confident with their refurbished products that they will give you a full year with Apple Care options. Customers satisfaction means so much more than spec sheets.