There are some aspects of tech that we tend to ignore sometimes. One of those is refurbished or pre-owned phones. They are phones returned or brought in for repair and sold for a discounted price. Apple is one manufacturer that takes advantage of this by selling pre-owned iPhones to third-world countries like the Philippines.
Motivation for selling a Pre-owned iPhone
Despite the negative vibe that pre-owned phones usually bring, I think that Apple is just playing out a different tactic to the same old strategy. Apple is selling these because it wants to bring more people into their ecosystem.
This is the scenario that I think Apple is foreseeing:
- Apple sells you a pre-owned iPhone for a lower price.
- You buy accessories for it (most probably a case and a screen protector).
- You love the experience of using an iPhone.
- Eventually, you save more money to get a brand new iPhone.
- Apple earns money from you!
If you think that Apple is not thinking about third-world countries, then you’re wrong. I know that Apple under Steve Jobs might not do this sort of thing. The iPhone business is already so big that they can afford to do this.
In the end, it is the consumer who decides whether he or she should get a pre-owned iPhone. I’m here to show you 3 reasons to get a pre-owned iPhone:
Apple’s Quality is Present
With a Certified Pre-owned iPhone from Apple, you are sure that they use a mix of old and new parts. Apple also checks the quality of the finished product through stringent tests. In this way, you are assured that Apple takes care of these phones as much as the brand-new ones.
One Year Warranty
Like a brand-new one, Apple gives a 1-year warranty for a pre-owned iPhone. A pre-owned iPhone is given a new serial number so in case the phone gets broken, you can bring it to an Apple Authorized Service Provider like Power Mac Center. I have really good experiences with how they handle broken iPhones, so this has always been my biggest selling point in purchasing iPhones over other phones.
A More Affordable iPhone!
As I mentioned earlier, pre-owned iPhones cost less than a brand-new one. You get the same love and care that Apple and its partners given to all iPhone owners. You can get the same accessories. The latest iOS software updates are available to you! You get the best that Apple has to offer at a more affordable price!
Those are my 3 reasons why you should get a pre-owned iPhone. I like the fact that Apple is trying new things with diversifying their iPhone lineup. Despite the high price of admission for new iPhones, these are good alternatives if you want to get the best smartphone experience in my opinion.
Are you convinced? Despite what I said, are you getting a cheap Android phone anyway? Let me know your thoughts about it in the comments section below.