Now, Apple is adding its latest iMac model — released just this past June — to the list of refurbished electronics it sells, giving potential Mac owners a shot at a still-current iMac without having to pay full-price.
The refurbished 2017 iMacs currently start at $1,099 for the 21.5-inch, 3.0GHz quad-core version of Apple's latest desktop with a Retina 4K display, and up to $1,269 for the version with an improved processor and graphics chipset.
Both models are currently listed at 15% off the never-been-used price — a fairly consistent discount for most re-issued electronics on Apple's online store.
In case you're hesitant to buy refurbished products from Apple, the company ensures all re-sold products are rigorously inspected, repackaged and given a one-year warranty that can be extended through AppleCare+.
Barely used, definitely cheaper
To contrast, $1,099 could still buy a 21.5-inch 2017 iMac brand-new, but getting one with Retina 4K starts at $1,299 — essentially meaning that refurbished buyers can get an improved display without paying the two extra Benjamins.
For those looking for a refurbished iMac and care more about saving money than 4K, Apple also sells its 2015 iMac models starting at $849, with discounts up to 21% on certain versions.
If you've got the money to burn on the latest-and-greatest iMac, Apple is also gearing up to release the iMac Pro this coming December, which aims to be the company's most powerful desktop yet — though with a hefty $4,999 price tag to match.
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