You can choose between an iPhone and an Android, if you want to save money, then you can go for a refurbished one or an old secondhand one. The worldwide market for refurbished smartphones is about to reach 20 million units by 2017, for a projected $14 billion in wholesale revenue, which will be up from 56 million refurbished phones shipped in 2014. And this trend will continue because refurbished devices are “good as new” for the consumer. So new stuff isn’t always the best when it comes to IPhone. Actually you need to be cautious with what’s new, because there is an alternative for you to gain more. You can buy a refurbished iPhone to get the most of the good features and save a lot of money, sometimes you just need hold your old model a little longer to avoid regretting to make a upgrade to the new model and you cannot pursuit every new system update because it may cause further damage.
An iPhone is a wonderful gadget to have, but this beautiful device usually does not come cheap. It is not for everyone, even though you have an iPhone, you probably will hold your phone for at least two years then wait for an upgrade. But the truth is that even three and four-year old smartphones are powerful enough for most people’s daily use, and that is why these old gadget can be sold, refurbished and then resold to people who want to get an iPhone but do not have enough money for it. Actually the demand for refurbished iPhone has expanded in recent years and I think it will keep going that way.
Obviously, anyone who purchases a secondhand device is significantly less likely to purchase a new smartphone, but there are a lot of good reasons for you to go for a refurbished iPhone. The iPhone is so popular is main because the product is really all about the user experience. According to Apple all the design is to make it easy and simple for the customer, plus with the iOS system and Apple store, people can get the smoothest experience and most powerful function out of an iPhone, which you can also get from a refurbished iPhone. As the technology is always developed in a rapid way, so with the refurbished industry. These days you can get refurbished iPhone as good as a new iPhone in most aspect. Although they might not come in original packaging, they usually have been tested for defects and arrive scratch- and dent-free, sometimes with a new battery. We all know that how disappointing the battery can be especially after you use the phone for a long time. A new battery usually not an original one can give the phone a new life or even a better one. Sometimes you can even get a warranty from a trusted retailer. The refurbished market has become mature and reliable.
The second thing that make a refurbished iPhone in a demand is the huge price advantage. The price is always one of the biggest concern, since this kind phone usually some from a relative old model and the essential truth that is a secondhand device which make it much cheap than a new iPhone or some high-end smart phone like Samsung. But it is still an iPhone. For some developing market it is a good way to for people to have an iPhone this way. The iPhone 4S or 5 might be seen as an older, unattractive device in rich markets, but given Apple’s premium brand recognition, refurbished units could be more desirable than a similarly priced new phone in developing markets.
The last fact that make the market growing is that there are many channels for you to get one. The most reliable way is no doubt from Apple store, but you can only get little option there and there are actually not that cheap as you think. After all you can get all the same guarantee and service as you buy a new one. You can also get a refurbished iPhone from a mobile carrier or some retailer certified by Apple. These phones come from returned ones that comes out a contract and some faulty ones. Of cause, you can always count on getting from online retailer. Even though there are a lot of risks but if you take your time to do your own research and find a trusted retailer, you will be just fine.
The worldwide market for refurbished smartphones is about to reach 20 million units by 2017, for a projected $14 billion in wholesale revenue, which will be up from 56 million refurbished Apple iPhone 6 16GB shipped in 2014. And this trend will continue because refurbished devices are “good as new” for the consumer.