Apple began to sell refurbished iPhone 8 devices for only $ 499, with a deduction of $ 100 from the current price. The iPhone 8 Plus was originally placed in the Apple online store in refurbished devices, but is currently unavailable.
A refurbished iPhone is an iPhone that has been tested and repaired by a manufacturer or merchant as needed, Digital Trends said. Usually refurbished iPhones work the same way as a new phone, but have minor cosmetic damage or signs of wear. Most people return or sell their equipment to be refurbished because they either were not satisfied with the product or want to use funds to save on a newer device.
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To help customers understand the difference between the quality of each renewed device, the manufacturer or seller usually creates a classification system. Here is an example assessment system developed by Digital Trends:
- Class A – In a state similar to the state of the new iPhone should look like new.
- Grade B – Minor cosmetic damage, such as light scratches or small chips.
- Class C – Appearance used with clear signs of wear.
Currently, the Gold, Silver and Space Gray versions of the 64GB refurbished iPhone & # 39; a 8 are available online, but not on the 256 GB model.
The iPhone 8 is the last device with Touch ID support in the iPhone & # 39; family, transferring to Face ID from the iPhone X. Face ID has received mixed emotions because users have got used to using fingerprints in the last few years.
The face identifier also suffered some growing pains, initially having problems with face detection in certain scenarios (early in the morning, with glasses, etc.). But the new technology is supposedly safer than the Touch ID, which makes many users of the iPhone & # 39; s afraid of hacking.
The price reduction on refurbished iPhone 8 models can be great for companies that want to provide employees with business phones. As the latest Apple model with a fingerprint scanner, most users will probably be more comfortable and adapted to using the Touch ID.
In addition, the iPhone 8 is listed as one of the best smartphones for professionals. And now with an even more attractive price, companies should pay attention.
Big fallows for technology leaders:
- Apple sells refurbished 64GB iPhone 8 models for just $ 499.
- As the latest iPhone with Touch ID, the iPhone 8 is convenient for many iPhone users and is an affordable option for companies that want to provide work devices to their employees.