The Apple iPhone is one of the most widely used smartphones in the world, and for good reason. Described as ‘revolutionary’ and a ‘game-changer’ on its debut back in 2007, it has only gotten better and more impressive as time has gone on. However, that quality and innovation come at a price – quite literally. How pricey can a brand new iPhone get? Well, the newest 2021 top-of-the-line model – iPhone 12 Pro 128GB – will set you back a staggering $2,469! At these prices, new models are out of most buyers’ reach. Available in a variety of colours like Jet Black, Rose Gold and Space Grey. Thankfully, you can purchase a wide range of heavily discounted, new, ex-demo, gently used and excellent quality refurbished iPhones at Phonebot!
These are carefully used and Open-box devices that are diagnosed by experts and fitted with new batteries and parts if there’s a need for it. They function just like a new iPhone and even receive OTA updates.
If you’re confused about the refurbished iPhones then let's get that out of the way first. So, what does it mean when an iPhone is refurbished? A refurbished iPhone means that the iPhone was once a brand new iPhone that had some minor fault which has now been fixed according to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) standards or was sent back to the retailer because of the change of mind policy. Refurbished iPhones offer better value for money than brand new phones and they also come with a warranty and a change of mind policy but you should always choose to buy from a reputable retailer. Usually refurbished iPhones come in a variety of grades like Grade A, B, Like New and Open Box. The price of a refurbished one can vary according to the model, Grade and storage capacity you would opt for.
Refurbished Apple iPhone’s specs vary according to the model you’re opting for. If you go for the latest iPhone 12, it’ll be powered by the A14 Bionic chipset, and if you opt for iPhone 11, it’ll be powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic chipset. Specifications depend on the model you’re after.
The last few generations of Apple mobile phones have been some of the most impressive, debuting or perfecting industry-changing technology such as Touch ID (fingerprint recognition), Face ID, dual-lens cameras and more. All this technological wizardry, however, saw the already hefty RRP get even higher but for those hoping to purchase their desired phone or tablet at a bargain, take a look at our huge range of unlocked mobile phones and tablets.
Yes, you can even buy the latest iPhones like the iPhone 13 from Phonebot at a cheaper price than a new one. You can find hot deals on your preferred refurbished Apple product in colours like Midnight Green and many others. The Pro Max variant has a water resistance rating a feels excellent in the hands, thanks to the Stainless Steel frame. The operating system it is running on is the latest iOS 15.5.
You can now own an excellent condition Apple device for next to nothing with our extensive range of smartphones. An iPhone 5s can be had for the astonishingly low price of $149.00. Those looking for more screen size and something featuring Apple’s more recent design sensibility can purchase the same grade 6 for just $179.00 or the Apple iPhone 6S for $199! We also offer incredible savings on newer models – iPhone 8 Plus 64gb can be yours for just under $379 or grab its smaller cousin, the iPhone 8 64gb for only $299. We take pride as one of a handful of resellers to offer a Like New iPhone XR for the unheard price of $599.00. Other newer models we offer include the iPhone 7, the iPhone X, and the highly-rated iPhone XS & XS Max. As of August 2020, we are getting a steady supply of new and refurbished iPhone 11 as well.
If you’re on a budget, you can still buy the latest iPhone, thanks to the incredible value they offer. Unlike many mobile phone retailers, we do not neglect those customers desiring quality tablets at reduced prices. We carry a wide range of refurbished iPads, ranging from the recently-released 8th Generation Wi-Fi and Cellular iPad to classic models like the 4th Generation iPad.
To those curious about the term 'refurbished iPhones, these are new in an open box or gently used unlocked iPhones that have been carefully checked and fitted with new batteries and accessories where necessary.
Just like non refurbished iPhones, refurbished iPhones receive timely updates from Apple and the performance is excellent thanks to the excellent optimization of the hardware and software.
As hinted earlier, Apple phones are powered by Apple silicon. Apple chipsets are specially designed for Apple products and since they’re tailor-made for them, the integration between the hardware and software is excellent and so is the performance.
Apple also sells a range of refurbished devices on its website. You can also check them out here. Apple does charge a hefty price for its refurbished lineup and more importantly does not sell reconditioned iPhones on its website as it contradicts with their brand new iPhone lineup.
The battery is absolutely fine on renewed iPhones, Apple watches & iPads in Australia. Make sure you buy the refurbished iPhone, iWatch and iPads from a reputable retailer to make sure you’re getting the most value out of your money.
Most expert resellers, like Phonebot, ensure that the battery is fully tested & meets Apple's OEM guidelines. You can always view your iPhones battery health from the settings menu on IOS 13 & later versions. Refurbished iPhones are fully tested devices so, you can rest assured and be confident that they’ll perform like a new device.
The same can be said about the battery life of the refurbished iPad and iWatch, the battery life is fully tested and it meets Apple’s OEM guidelines.
Refurbished iPhones are fully tested phones that generally come with a warranty and can easily last you a few years and if you're having buyer's remorse, you can always return for a full refund. These phones are perfect for people on tight budgets and most of the time you can score yourself a bargain compared to a brand new iPhone. Make sure to read seller reviews and do a bit of online research before you buy one.
Yes, refurbished Apple iPhones are definitely worth the high price tag compared to other refurbished android phones due to their excellent resale value and longevity. They offer greater value for money compared to brand new smartphones and you should consider them for your next upgrade.
An iPhone 11 64GB brand new from Apple Australia will set you back $999 AUD whereas a gently used & thoroughly refurbished one will cost you $595 AUD with similar warranty inclusions, saving you a cool $400.
Not everyone can switch to the latest Apple phones every few months or so, they are excellent for people who are on a budget or people who want the latest iPhone and save money along the way.
They offer the same specs as non-refurbished ones, there is no difference in performance or specification. The only difference is in price and you can buy the latest iPhone without breaking your bank by going for a refurbished one.
Another pro for them is that they are unlocked and can work on carrier/network which means you can switch to your preferred carrier anytime.
It's never been a better time to buy refurbished Apple devices like the Macbook Pro, Apple AirPods, Apple iPhone SE or Apple Watch Series 1 - 7 in 2022 as a gift or for personal use. They have the same features and functionality as the original device whether it's a MacBook Air, iMac, Apple Watch, Apple iPad (iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Mini) or iPhone, without the price tag.
Some of the devices might have parts replaced as per OEM guidelines or simply returned under a change of mind return policy but when you buy a refurbished device from a reseller, it'll have an adequate warranty, will come packaged inside a box with a charger cable & accompany after-sales support just like purchasing a brand new one straight from the Apple store.
You can buy them from a variety of retailers like Jb HiFi, Coles and Officeworks in Australia but if you’re looking for the best prices and highest quality then you’re at the right place.
You should only buy refurbished, renewed and reconditioned iPhones from reputable retailers like Phonebot in Australia.
With over 2000+ positive reviews, Phonebot is one of the most trusted resellers of used and refurbished iPhones with over 1,000,000 devices sold across Australia and overseas. Phonebot also offers buy now and pay later services like Afterpay, Zip Pay and Latitude Pay.
No, they are not fake. These are original smartphones manufactured by Apple and sold to consumers who in turn have traded them in for an upgrade or returned them due to a minor fault like loss of battery life or loose charging port.
Apple iPhones which have been returned due to the change of mind policy of a store are also sold as refurbished or renewed. These are original devices and also function like one.
You may think that but the prices of the refurbished iPhones are already cheap enough and you’d find similar pricing for refurbished iPhones in Canada and India.
Refurbished is way better than preowned as the iPhone has been thoroughly tested for functionality, physically sanitized, data wiped, iCloud (Apple ID) removed, checked against stolen properties register and boxed pack for reselling.
A used device might be stolen or have the previous owners' iCloud information on it making it unusable and an expensive paperweight.
With the release of the iPhone 12 in 2020, older iPhone models like the iPhone 11, iPhone XS and iPhone XR are consistently available in refurbished versions giving consumers a wide range of options across different price points. Sale data for the first quarter of 2022 suggests that consumers are eager to grab an iPhone X because of its affordable price tag, long battery life, latest IOS availability and Face ID features among a long list of must-haves.
Preowned Apple iPhone 11 Pro max in Australia costs $990 depending on the reseller. You can buy a used one from the Facebook marketplace or gumtree but it won't include any warranty from the seller so it's better to purchase premium refurbished phones from a retailer like Phonebot or Cash converters in Australia.