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Back Market offers iPhone “reconditioned and guaranteed by Apple”

120 million mobiles reconditioned should flow worldwide in 2017, according to the American design office Gartner. The market is expected to reach $ 14 billion in turnover and 8 to 9 % of the overall smartphone market this year, compared to 5 % in 2015 in 2015.

Back Market sells iPhone refurbished by Apple

Apple is associated – via an intermediary – to the French Back Market to sell its refurbished iPhone. This is the first time that the apple has offered this type of product in France. She also adds several guarantees.

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The Back Market recycled product sales platform now sells iPhone refurbished by Apple. An “certified Apple” tab appeared on the site, alongside the traditional “good deals”, “iPhone 6s” and “iPhone se” offered by independent reconditioners. Unlike these, “certified Apple” includes an Apple Care 12 month warranty (against 6 months usually), and the product can be reported in any Apple Store to make it work; The apple firm also replaces the screen, the hull and the iPhone battery.

This is the first time that Apple has sold its reconditioned smartphones on a French website. So far, only recycled iPad and Mac were offered, and only on the Apple website. In this case, Apple transited by an approved distributor, who himself established a partnership with Back Market to sell this type of product.

A reconditioned phone is a device that has already been unlocked and often used for several months. Once recovered, it is verified, repaired and guaranteed by a reconditioning plant, before being sold to a new owner, at a price less than 30 to 40 % of the new. This characteristic is supposed to differentiate it from a “used” product, which goes from one owner to another without modifications.

120 million mobiles reconditioned should flow worldwide in 2017, according to the American design office Gartner. The market is expected to reach $ 14 billion in turnover and 8 to 9 % of the overall smartphone market this year, compared to 5 % in 2015 in 2015.

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Back Market offers iPhone “reconditioned and guaranteed by Apple”

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An iPhone cheaper than new, guaranteed and reconditioned by Apple ? This is what Back Market offers.

IPhone are quality products, pampered by Apple and secure to a level of complexity that leaves dreamy. But, it’s a fact, the iPhone are dear. Worse: over the years, their price tends to climb rather than lower. Some analysts estimate that the iPhone “10 years” could cost € 1,500. Today, an iPhone 7 costs € 769 and an iPhone 7 Plus will come back to you at € 909. The 6s and 6s more sold by Apple cost respectively € 659 and € 769.

It is there, perhaps, that Back Market found a breach in which to rush: the online store which offers reconditioned products (refurbished) opens a section dedicated to the iPhone. The prices are interesting: there are iPhone 7 32 GB from € 657, iPhone 7 plus 32 GB from € 767 and iPhone 6S from € 472, making it a really excellent mid -range rate for the product. The only one we would advise against the choice offered is the iPhone 6 Plus of 2015 which is too expensive for what it takes on, even in refurb.

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The most important thing is the reconditioning process. Back Market claims that its devices have been reconditioned by Apple, which means that the hull, the screen and the battery have been changed. What remains of the former owner’s smartphone is the entrails. According to the press release, it is a partnership with an approved distributor that allows Back Market to recover these “official” units. They are sold by Back Market with an Apple Care warranty of one year: this means that at the slightest problem, as for Apple reconditioned products, you can head to an Apple Store to exchange your product.

In short, we do not see at first glance trap. Especially since in France, Apple does not offer a refurbished iPhone for direct sale.

Source: Numerama

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