What are refurbished iPhones?
The iPhones that are labeled as refurbished are 100% original devices that went through the restoration procedure at Apple partners’ factories. Such smartphones are sold via official distributors at much more affordable prices than brand new ones.
Sometimes iPhones with breakdowns are repaired, but most often these are serviceable electronics that are refurbished. For example, the owner decided to switch to the model of the latest series, it was a smartphone from the display that needs a battery change, and so on. These devices are given a second life, and so they are not sold as new, but under the Refurbished label and considered to be inexpensive.
They are divided by grades according to their appearance. But all of them are tested to be completely functional and covered by a warranty.
- A+ grade – like a new one (individual micro-scratches possible).
- A grade – a particularly good condition, display and chassis can have minor case scratches.
- B grade – proper condition, note that there could be little dings and scrapes.
- C grade - satisfactory condition, as the chassis and screen clearly show signs of being used.
Is there a warranty for refurbished iPhones?
All officially refurbished iPhones are protected by a warranty that lasts up to 12 months, as they undergo a thorough verification procedure. Such devices are inspected, cleaned, and disinfected, so you may use a fully functional iPhone. Each gadget has a complete set of accessories and comes in a new sealed box.
iPhone recovery process
Second life iPhones go through inspection and troubleshooting procedures to ensure it works properly, find and eliminate causes of any breakdowns or malfunctions. During the refurbishment, some components can be replaced with original Apple spare parts. Most often these are ribbon cables, microphones, speakers, and other parts.
Then smartphones are cleaned and sanitized to ensure that they are completely operational and ready for use. The operating system is updated to the latest compatible version and the final checking of all the functions is done.
Where can I buy an officially refurbished iPhone?
When considering a place to buy a refurbished iPhone, look for reliable distributors. You can determine them by several signs:
- The devices are clearly marked as second life.
- They are covered with a warranty.
- You can find out which company carried out the recovery.
Here at PrestigioPlaza.com shop, we cooperate with a reputable vendor Breezy, so you can be 100% sure you get an original Apple in a refurbished condition. We also offer accessible prices for refurbished iPhone in Cyprus and a courier delivery across the country.