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Buy Certified Pre-Owned iPhone® Devices - How and Why

Each year, Apple, Inc.® releases a new version of the popular iPhone device, often adding new features and upgraded software. Unfortunately, with each new release comes a new and higher price. A new iPhone device can set you back hundreds of dollars, possibly a thousand depending on the version you purchase.

The price for purchasing a new iPhone device has become so high that many people are opting to purchase previous generations rather than going for the newest one. The question becomes, which iPhone device is the right one for you? It can be overwhelming to decide, especially if you aren’t sure what the differences are between the models.

Previously owned iPhone devices that are purchased from a reputable business will have the latest iOS® operating system installed and unless otherwise stated, often come with all of the accessories that you would get with a new iPhone device such as earbuds and a charger.

Consider Your Needs Prior to Purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned iPhone Device

The biggest differentiator amongst iPhone devices is the storage size. From 120GB to 512GB, iPhone device storage comes in all sizes to fit your needs. If you take a lot of photos and store a lot of music, you may want to consider a phone with more storage capacity.

An important factor when determining which iPhone device to purchase is how long you plan to keep the phone. If you just want something for the short term, an older model should suffice. Look for an iPhone 6 or 6S device, which came out in 2014 and 2015 respectively, and this will help you save money while still giving you a phone that will last for a few years.

Make Sure You’re Covered

Purchasing a certified pre-owned iPhone device means that the device went through a rigorous test to ensure the features, software, and hardware are all in working order. At Experimac, your certified pre-owned iPhone device will come with a warranty in case anything comes up that needs to be repaired or replaced.

Confirm that the iPhone Device Works with Your Network

When purchasing a pre-owned iPhone device, it is important to make sure you confirm that the one you’re interested in will work with your network. There are options for all the major networks but also versions that are “unlocked” and not associated with any carriers. The unlocked iPhone devices give you the freedom to move to a new carrier without having to purchase a phone that is already programmed for a specific network.

Purchasing an iPhone device doesn’t have to be a major expense or a major pain. Certified pre-owned iPhone devices are a great option for those that want a quality phone at a reasonable price. For information on purchasing certified pre-owned iPhone devices without the hassle, stop by your local Experimac store to see the options available. One of our techs will be more than happy to help you determine the best version for your needs.