As 9to5Mac points out, Apple’s old refurbished section was anything but appealing and is a stark contrast compared to the fancy product pages that they use for newer products. However Apple has since changed that and its new refurbished storefront looks pretty impressive and should make shopping there a better experience.
For those who aren’t familiar with how Apple approaches refurbished products, according to the company, they are claiming that these devices are essentially “like new”. “You will receive a ‘like new’ device that has been thoroughly cleaned, with new battery and outer shell, and genuine Apple parts (if needed). The device will come with all accessories, cables, and operating systems.”
Apple will also be providing customers with a standard one-year limited warranty on refurbished products which can be extended via AppleCare. That being said, we should point out that availability of refurbished products depends on how many customers return their products, which means that sometimes the color, storage size, and configuration of a particular refurbished product might not necessarily be what you want, so you’ll actually have to keep an eye out for it.