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​Apple now sells refurbished iPhones -- with a new battery

Its used but spruced-up iPhones aren't heavily discounted from new models, but they do get a new battery and shell.


Apple is now selling refurbished iPhones.

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If you want to save a few bucks on a not-exactly-new iPhone, Apple has a new option for you: refurbished models.

The company has long sold refurbished Macs, but iPhones now are on Apple's refurbished products site, too, a change MacRumors spotted. They aren't just given a swipe with a damp cloth, either. Apple gives each refurbished iPhone a new battery and outer shell, the company says, and it comes with a 1-year warranty.

Don't expect bargain-basement prices, though. A 64GB iPhone 6S Plus costs $589, a $110 savings over the new-phone price. A 16GB iPhone 6S model is $80 off, at $449.

Apple declined to comment.

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