This year’s iPhones have reached a new record in terms of how expensive they are, as the iPhone XS Max costs in the United States no less than $1,449 in the top-of-the-range configuration.
While criticism over the price of the iPhone is already something very common, Apple has recently made the older iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus substantially more affordable for customers who want to purchase a refurbished unit from the Apple Store.
Cupertino has announced a nearly 15 percent discount for this particular model, so you can buy the iPhone 8 from the Apple Store for just $499. If you want the bigger Plus version, it costs $599 refurbished as well.
iPhone 7 at special price too
In case you’re wondering what’s the difference between a brand-new and a refurbished iPhone, Apple says there’s not much to lose when getting a used device because each model passes a thorough inspection before being sold again.
“We test and certify all Apple refurbished products and include a 1-year warranty. All refurbished iPhone models also include a brand new battery, new outer shell and a new white box. Supply is limited and availability is guaranteed once we receive your full payment,” Apple says.
The company also sells a refurbished iPhone 7 with 128GB storage for just $469, while the Plus model of the same generation is available for just $10 more.
The cheapest refurbished iPhone right now sold by Apple is the iPhone 7 with 32GB, which is offered with a 15 percent discount as well, so it costs $379.
If you want to get the 2018 iPhones, they do not come cheap and they can only be purchased as new products. The most affordable version is the iPhone XR, which comes with a 6.1-inch LCD screen starting at $749 in the United States.