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June 17, 2014

Apple Certified Refurbished iPhone 5 now available in PH

Yesterday, we received an email from a local PR firm announcing the availability of Apple Certified Pre-owned iPhone 5 in the country.

refurbished iphone 5 philippines

What is an Apple Certified Pre-owned device, you might ask? Well, in a nutshell, these are returned/repaired units that were serviced by Apple and are being sold at a lower price.

But according to the company, these devices have undergone “rigorous refurbishment process prior to being offered for sale.” Below are some of the things that Apple did on these reconditioned devices before resold to consumers.

Each Apple Certified Refurbished Product:

• fully tested (including full burn-in testing)
• refurbished with replacement parts for any defective modules identified in testing
• thoroughly cleaned and inspected
• repackaged (including appropriate manuals, cables, new boxes, etc.)
• includes the operating software originally shipped with the unit and the custom software offered with that system
• given a new refurbished part number and serial number
• placed into a final QA inspection prior to being added to sellable refurbished stock

Further information about Apple Certified Refurbished Products can be found on this link.

In addition to what’s mentioned above, Apple Certified Refurbished Products are covered by the company’s standard one-year limited warranty which can be extended for up to three additional years by purchasing AppleCare Protection Plan.

Apple Certified Refurbished iPhone 5 will be available in the country through various multi-brand retailers such as MemoXpress, Wellcom and EPhone. The 16GB version will set you back Php23,699 while the 32GB model can be had for Php24,999.

17 Responses to “Apple Certified Refurbished iPhone 5 now available in PH”

  1. kkatindig says:

    Will there be a way to identify kung ano ang refurbished sa original (brand new)? Makikita ba yon sa serial no.? My worry kasi is baka yong ibang iPhone 5 sa blackmarket would disguised as brand new pero refurbished lang pala. tia!

  2. hehe says:

    parang pa-men sa paminta haha

  3. lagur says:

    iPon > iPhone5 refurbished

  4. hai says:

    sana isunod nila ang mga refurbished na yung matagal ko ng hinihintay

  5. Rose says:

    No way will I buy a used repaired iphone for 24 to 25k. I will buy a brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 instead! There are those being sold at 25 brand new with bigger screen and better specs.

    If I will fork over money for a new iphone it better be brand new. Why would you want to inherit somebody else’s problems? I might have considered if it were 15k and below.

    • Fresca says:

      You may have misunderstood how Apple refurbishes their products. The above article lists characteristics of their refurbishing process (which is verbtim from the Apple website). You are not “inheriting someone else’ problems” as Apple checks the quality of each product before it leaves for purchase.

  6. ukin inau says:

    Ang mura sa Greenhills ng apple, so sinong lolokohin nila kundi mga may topak at natotopak lang. Karamihan bading/poks

  7. quiapo boy says:

    Sa quiapo, 500 lang.

  8. lockon
    Twitter: alzmckly

    Eto or Xiaomi Mi3?

  9. Easy E says:

    Good luck sa mga sira nyan na maglalabasan isaisa. Tapos pag ipaparepair mo at papalitan kunwari ng unit ay “refurbished” din ang ibibigay sayo. Sakit ng ulo yan. Get a brand new unit guys!

    • Boybakat says:

      Refurbished sakin galing warranty. 1 year na to ok pa naman. Yung unit ko dati 6months nasira yung lock button. Saka di rin ako gumagamit ng assistive touch mula noon

  10. bern says:

    if you are buying a new one, how do you know if the phone being sold to is brand new or refurbished? I heard some of the shop selling phone are just after your hard-earned money and they don’t care whether you get what you pay for.

    Refurbished phones are limited in stock, the shop may tell you that phones are already sold out and what they have are all brand new but the truth, of course you don’t know, is not.

  11. AC says:

    I always go the refurbished route.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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