What is a refurbished iPhone?
It can make people think that the device is somehow less than perfect but there is no need to be afraid of the word ‘refurbished’. All it means is that the phone has been returned to Apple to be checked and certified that it is working.
Generally, a refurbished iPhone is one that has been sent back due to a fault or is a second-hand iPhone that has been repaired for sale. Either way, you’re getting what is basically a brand new iPhone, that you can guarantee works, at a cut cost.
It’s also worth knowing that only a relatively small percentage of the refurbished iPhones were faulty. Instead, normally what you find is that the refurbished handsets were returned by customers who changed their minds after purchasing.
What checks do they go through?
When a phone is sent back to be refurbished it goes through a number of checks. Your refurbished iPhone will be checked to ensure that the battery takes and holds a charge, that any buttons and cameras on it work, as well as ensuring it connects to Wi-Fi and other connections. The iPhone will also be checked to make sure that the sound and microphone is clear for audio, and the screen and case will also be checked for any faults.
Are refurbished iPhones good?
When you buy a refurbished iPhone, whether it’s a second-hand iPhone 7, refurbished iPhone 8 or even one of the newer models, you know you are getting a great deal. A certified refurbished iPhone comes exactly how you would expect – it will arrive in the distinctive white Apple packaging and will include your charger and headphones. The phone itself will come wrapped as if it’s brand new and you’ll find no blemishes or scratches anywhere on the surface.
Is a refurbished iPhone covered under warranty?
You’ll find that a refurbished iPhone generally comes with a 6-12 month warranty, so you are covered no matter what happens. You’ll even be able to bring it into an Apple shop if you ever have an issue with the software.
Finding the best refurbished iPhone deal
So, if you’re convinced that a refurbished iPhone is for you then you’ve come to the right place. Hoppy have all the latest deals on refurbished iPhones so you know you’re getting a quality handset right out of the box.