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Why Refurbished iPhones are Better

iPhones are really nice devices. But we all know a few other not-so-nice things about them. This article isn’t about being negative about Apple devices, it’s more a list of reasons why we love our refurbished Apple products and why we hope you will too :D

1. New iPhones are Overpriced

No matter how much of an Apple fan you may be, it’s hard not to admit that paying over $1000 for a phone seems ridiculous, even if that phone is at the top of its class. As much as I love the newest iPhone—which at the time of writing this is the iPhone 11 Pro—I think I love my wallet more. So thanks, Apple, you guys made an awesome phone, but I think I’ll buy mine refurbished :-P

iPhones aren't the only overpriced Apple products. Want to hear a secret? You can also find great deals on Apple Watches and MacBooks on Back Market! But shhh... keep it a secret :P

Deals on used & refurbished Apple Watches

2. The Apple Ecosystem is Available on Older iPhones

Apple puts a lot of great features into their phones that we’ve all come to know and love: FaceTime, iMessage, and AirDrop are just a few of the apps that make the Apple ecosystem a true masterpiece. But you don’t need the newest iPhone to use any of these apps! That’s right, these apps don’t discriminate. Whether you buy a used & refurbished iPhone from us or a new iPhone from Apple, it will still have access to all of Apple’s services.

3. Apple Rarely Offers Jaw-Dropping Deals

Unlike other smartphone manufacturers, Apple rarely offers significant discounts for shopping events like Black Friday—since they know people will buy their products anyways. And frankly, I don’t think this is a good way to treat your fans. So, if you want a fancy new iPhone 11 Pro, there’s almost no chance Apple will ever sell you a new one for under $1000 :’(

Apple may not have a lot of good deals, but Back Market does :D

4. Apple Stopped Innovating

I don’t mean to offend any Apple fans, but I think it’s obvious that Apple isn’t what it once was. The company that once symbolized being “different” and creative has now become commonplace and—dare I say—basic. Having the newest Apple product no longer makes you cool, it just makes you like everybody else :( 

Don’t get me wrong, I miss the days when the newest iPhone seemed like a revolution, but it isn’t like that anymore. iPhones have been around for quite a while, and newer iPhones don’t innovate like they once did. In the early days of smartphones, everything was changing so quickly—phones would come with big changes annually. But now, the waters have settled. Companies have a sense of what consumers want from their phones, and they don’t need to innovate as much.

My neck is getting tired from staring at this laptop screen... I think I should really ask my boss for a refurbished iMac :-P

5. Refurbished iPhones are Getting Better

Even though smartphone manufacturers may be less innovative, it’s a very different story when it comes to the refurbished electronics marketplace. Because iPhones are lasting longer than ever—and costing more than ever—many companies have started selling refurbished iPhones and other Apple products.

Unlike other used & refurbished retailers, Back Market has been able to sell refurbished iPhones and other Apple refurbished products with a 1-year warranty, 30-day money back guarantee, and quality grade ratings. Buying refurbished stuff used to be so fishy, but now it’s the cool thing to do :D Imagine the emoji with the sunglasses. That’s you every time you buy a refurbished Apple product. Refurbished is better for the environment since you’re promoting a culture of reuse & recycling, not to mention being better for your wallet.


The kind of guy that likes technology a little too much and can't stop talking about it. Good thing I work at Back Market :D

Andre, Content Manager