Apple quietly launched a new version of the iPhone 12 series but this time, it’s not a new device. This is the earliest set of official refurbished iPhone 12 which is entering the company’s website. Relative to the brand new device, the price of the refurbished version is indeed much cheaper. The price tag is also much cheaper. Official Apple refurbished iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are now available in the official US and UK online stores. This is the first time Apple has sold an official refurbished iPhone 12 since the series was released last year.
In the US, only the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are currently available. Official refurbished iPhone 12 mini and Pro Max are also available in the UK Apple Online Store. Compared with the new iPhone 12, the official refurbished version is about 15% cheaper: for example, the new 64GB version of the standard model is priced at $729. However, the official refurbished version is priced at $619. This means that the refurbished version is about $110 cheaper. For those who do not see the need to spend so much, this is an opportunity to buy a cheaper version.
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It is worth mentioning that Apple officially pushed the iOS 15.4 updates to users today. The biggest upgrade in this update is the support for the use of Face ID while wearing a mask. The iPhone 12 and earlier models support users to be recognized without an Apple Watch wearing a mask. However, there are some complaints that this update takes up a lot of internal memory. For this upgrade, Apple requires eligible users to upgrade as soon as possible. In addition to important new features, it also brings some security updates.
Apple iPhone 12 specifications
- 6.1-inch (2532×1170 pixels) OLED 460ppi Super Retina XDR display, up to 1200 nits brightness, HDR, Dolby Vision, Ceramic Shield protection
- Six-Core A14 Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, quad-core graphics
- 64GB, 128GB,256GB storage options
- iOS 14
- Water and dust resistant (IP68)
- Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
- 12MP wide-angle (f/1.6) camera, 7P lens, optical image stabilization, True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240fps, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide (f/2.4) secondary camera, 5P lens
- 12MP TrueDepth front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120fps
- TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
- Dimensions: 146.7×71.5×7.4mm; Weight: 162grams
- 5G (sub‑6 GHz), Gigabit-class LTE, 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with MagSafe wireless charging, fast charging, up to 15 hours (iPhone 12 mini) / 17 hours (iPhone 12) of video playback