Now, Apple has added the 2017 iMac — released in 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. Prices go up to $1,269 for the version with an improved processor and graphics chipset.
Both iMac models are currently listed at 15% off the regular 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+.
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Barely used, definitely cheaper
To contrast, $1,099 can still buy a 21.5-inch 2017 iMac brand-new, but getting one with Retina 4K starts at $1,299. This means buyers can get an improved display without paying the two extra Benjamins when they go refurbished.
If you've got money to burn on the latest-and-greatest iMac, Apple is also gearing up to release the iMac Pro this 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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