Apple Starts Flogging Second Hand iPhone’s To Bolster Numbers
Desperate to bolster their sales numbers Apple has started selling refurbished iPhones via their online site.
The move is set to strip sales away from retailers selling new Apple products. The second hand iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models are up to $110 cheaper than a new model, they come with a one year warranty.
Apple is also selling refurbished Macs, iPads, and iPods.
In Apple’s most recent quarter, 60 percent of revenue came from the iPhone. Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones since the company came out with the first edition of the phone in 2007.
The second hand shop represents a new way for Apple to gain revenue through its iPhones. It comes after three quarters of iPhone sales that declined year over year.
Apple says these phones are fully tested, updated with replacement parts for “for any defective modules identified in testing,” cleaned, inspected, and repackaged with cables and other materials you get when you buy a new iPhone. The phones run either the operating system that they originally shipped with or a newer version.
You can check out the refurbished iPhone inventory here.