YOU can save hundreds of pounds with a clever iPhone trick.
When it comes to upgrading, you’ll often by tempted to buy a brand new iPhone.
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But you could save a significant amount of money by buying a refurbished model from Apple instead.
A viral video on TikTok advocates for doing exactly that.
The trick was shared by TikTok stars Steph & Den, in a clip with nearly 10,000 likes.
It reveals how you can save hundreds of pounds or dollars with a refurbished iPhone.
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You might now be conjuring images of battery handsets, left cracked, abused and grubby.
That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Apple has its own Certified Refurbished scheme that come in a like new condition.
And it’s entirely possible that the iPhone will never have been used – it may simply have been returned.
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“You will receive a refurbished device with genuine Apple replacement parts (as needed) that has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected,” Apple explains.
“Refurbished iOS devices will come with new battery and outer shell.
“Every device will come with all accessories, cables and operating systems.
“All Apple Certified Refurbished products are packaged in a brand-new white box and will be sent to you with free shipping and returns.”
You get a one-year warranty with your purchase, and you can also buy AppleCare for it too.
There’s a selection of refurbished iPhones on the Apple Store online.
You also don’t necessarily need to buy the latest iPhone.
In fact, you don’t even need to upgrade every two or three years.
Even models as old as the iPhone 6S – which came out in 2015 – can upgrade to Apple’s latest iOS 15.5.
And the iPhone 8 and newer will be able to get this year’s iOS 16 update when it arrives in September.
You could easily keep your iPhone for four years with the right care and attention.
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Plus we’re living in an age of rampant e-waste, so it’s better for everyone if you can get more use out of your gadgets.
And it’ll save you money too.
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