This week, Apple has started selling (for the first time) refurbished models of almost the entire iPhone 13 line: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain, with prices reduced by 15% compared to equivalent brand-new models (and be careful, all based on its initial price last year past). The standard iPhone 13 isn’t available refurbished yet, but inventory fluctuates regularly.
Availability of refurbished iPhone 13 models should be coming soon to other countries such as the US, since the models now appear in Apple’s refurbished store, although for now they remain in light gray, indicating that they are not yet available. If you are interested in this model, everything seems to indicate that its availability will begin to exist in a matter of days, so I recommend that you be attentive.
Refurbished iPhones sold by Apple are unlocked, no sim and they come with a new battery, a new outer casing and a new box (but not the one they use on a new model) with a USB-C to Lightning cable. Devices are also covered by Apple’s one-year limited warranty and they can choose to extend it through AppleCare+. Apple claims that its refurbished products are thoroughly tested and cleaned, and in most cases are virtually indistinguishable from new devices. They are therefore one cheapest option to buy a very good device and above all in the official store, which always helps later in case there are problems and speeds up the procedures that require a guarantee.
Recall that Apple first introduced the iPhone 13 series in September 2021 and The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini continue to sell new as cheaper options to the 14 range. However, Apple no longer sells new iPhone 13 Pro models, which have been replaced by iPhone 14 Pro models.