I found some websites which sell "Refurbished" iPhone 6/6s/7 . Refurbished iPhones claim to work like "new". Is it really true?

Some people told me that - the battery in refurbished iPhone is Not new. Is it true?

Most of the websites give 60/90 days warranty for refurbished iPhones. Why don't they give 1 year warranty? Does it mean that refurbished iPhones don't last long because the phone was already used by someone else (which causes the phone to lose some of it's lifetime) ?

If there is NO disadvantage of a Refurbished iPhone (for eg: I will get 1 year warranty with Refurbished iPhone) , then what is the point of buying a Brand new iPhone spending extra money?

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It depends where you buy the iPhone. Generally it’s wrote when the battery is new.

On the Apple’s refurb, the batteries are new.

For the warranty, the websites offers 60/90 days because it’s not NEW iPhone, not because they’ll be decreasing shortly. And the websites would tells you the level of the iPhone, if it gets scratch on the back, missing wire.

  • I did Not find find any website which specifically says about the condition of battery. I found a few websites that offers 1 year warranty with Refurbished(used) iPhones. Why do the other websites only offer 60/90 days or even No warranty? – kaly Mar 6 '18 at 16:41
  • Because its possible that there can be other issues with the device or because it has been repaired, it is no longer factory approved. Once you open a device, things like water-resistance and more are no longer the same as factory. Thats with any device. If you want a more guaranteed device, go with Apple. Just make sure that you get it from a store since the store may be willing to work with you if you are a local, and you have problems after purchase. Always check and see if you can get AppleCare warranty on the device. That is a plus if you can. – Melvin Jefferson Mar 6 '18 at 21:28
  • Once you open a device, things like water-resistance and more are no longer the same as factory. Thats with any device. So, iPhone refurbished by Apple also is NOT water-resistant? – kaly Mar 7 '18 at 18:13

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