If you want an iPhone but don’t want to shell out $999+, a good choice has always been purchasing a unit that has been officially refurbished by Apple. And starting today, that’s become an option for the iPhone XS and XS Max.
You can now get either of these refurbished straight from the company’s online store. The refurbished iPhone XS stats at $699 – with 64GB of storage. If you want the 256GB model, the price is $829, while the one with 512GB of storage can be yours for $999.
If you’re interested in the iPhone XS Max instead, the 64GB model is $799, the one with 256GB goes for $929, and the 512GB version is priced at $1,099.
In all cases, you’re saving between $300 and $350 on these compared to their prices when they came out in September of 2018. What’s more, Apple says all refurbished iPhones are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged in a new white box, with all manuals and accessories. You also get a brand new battery and outer shell, which means it’s basically impossible to distinguish between a refurb and a new device.
iPhone XS Max Specifications
iPhone XS Max specifications
- Body: Stainless steel frame, reinforced glass front, and rear, IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. Space Gray, Gold and Silver color options.
- Screen: 6.5″ bezel-less OLED screen of 1242 x 2688 px resolution, 458ppi. HDR video support, wide color gamut. True Tone adjustment via a six-channel ambient light sensor, 3D Touch.
- OS: Apple iOS 12
- Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic chip (7nm) – Hexa-core 2.49GHz (2x Vortex + 4x Tempest). Apple CPU, four-core Apple GPU, 4-core Apple NPU 2-gen
- Memory: 4GB of RAM;256GB of internal storage (non-expandable)
- Camera: Dual 12MP camera: wide-angle F/1.8 with OIS + telephoto F/2.4 with OIS, live bokeh effects (including Portrait mode and Portrait Lightning, adjustable blur), 2x lossless zoom, quad-LED flash with slow sync, phase detection auto focus, wide color gamut capture
- Video recording: [email protected]/30fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps video recording with wider dynamic range
- Selfie: 7MP F/2.2 front-facing camera with BSI sensor and HDR mode. [email protected]/60fps video, digital video stabilization, depth detection for Portrait mode and animoji
- Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE (1 Gbps); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 5.0; Lightning port; GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS; NFC (Apple, NFC tag reading)
- Battery: 3,174 mAh battery, wireless charging (Qi compatible)
- Misc: Face ID through dedicated TrueDepth camera, stereo speakers, Taptic Engine