Should you buy refurbished Apple tech? Here's everything you need to know

Apple Refurbished
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There has been an abundance of refurbished Apple products hitting the digital shelves lately, with questionable too-good-to-be-true prices listed online. If you're someone who has been wondering what the term refurbished really means, and are sceptical of the product you'll be getting for your money, we're here to provide clarity. 

Apple products are known for their premium designs and high-quality builds, but many feel that the price of new Apple products are simply too high to justify. Quality comes at a cost, but it doesn't have to. 

Apple iPad 10.2 (2019) Wi-Fi + Cellular, 128GB, Gold (Amazon Renewed)

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8429&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FApple-10-2-Inch-Wi-Fi-Cellular-128GB%2Fdp%2FB084C15855%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apple iPad 10.2 (2019) Wi-Fi + Cellular, 128GB, Gold (Amazon Renewed)

Price: $266
Condition: Excellent
RRP: $429 (£449, AU$689)

MacBook Pro 14, 2023 M2 Pro, 1TB SSD (Apple Refurbished)

<a href="https://apple.sjv.io/c/221109/435031/7613?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.apple.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2FFPHF3LL%2FA%2Frefurbished-14-inch-macbook-pro-apple-m2-pro-chip-with-12%25E2%2580%2591core-cpu-and-19%25E2%2580%2591core-gpu-space-gray%3F" data-link-merchant="apple.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MacBook Pro 14, 2023 M2 Pro, 1TB SSD (Apple Refurbished)

Price: $1,949
Condition: Excellent
RRP: $2,299

Apple AirPods Max - Space Gray (Amazon Renewed)

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8429&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FApple-AirPods-Max-Space-Renewed%2Fdp%2FB08XY48BJD%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apple AirPods Max - Space Gray (Amazon Renewed)

Price: $414
Condition: Excellent
RRP: $549.99

Apple iPad 10.2 (2019) Wi-Fi, 32GB, Space Grey (Amazon Renewed)

<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8429&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.co.uk%2FApple-iPad-10-2-inch-Wi-Fi-32GB%2Fdp%2FB07ZQJ89RV%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-21%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-21" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Apple iPad 10.2 (2019) Wi-Fi, 32GB, Space Grey (Amazon Renewed)

Price: £175
Condition: Excellent
RRP: £349 ($329, AU$529)

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Beth Nicholls
Ecommerce Writer

Beth is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. An avid music photographer and previous staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has a keen eye for content and knows just how to create it. Her background working as a tester for CeX has provided extensive knowledge surrounding the latest tech and gaming trends, and she studied Music Journalism too, so you'll probably find her at a gig. Basically, she's a total nerd with a Snorlax tattoo and a Master's degree in Photography, forever wishing she was Peter Parker.