What is an exchange iPhone and is it worth buying?

Have you noticed that iPhones are constantly getting more expensive? Looking at new Apple smartphone: I like it, but at the first glance at the price, my appetite disappears. You can get an installment plan or a loan, you can take a closer look at used devices. But there is something more interesting: have you heard about exchange iPhones? These are cool devices that I have dealt with more than once. Readers our Telegram chat are often interested in how to buy an iPhone cheap… Today I will tell you what they are, how they work and why you should strain hard and find such an iPhone from a trusted seller.

What’s good about an exchange iPhone?

What is an exchange iPhone

iPhone 7 – the same new smartphone, but without a kit

An exchange iPhone is usually called an exchange. This is the original iPhone from Apple in films, but without accessories and box. The device is new, not used. It was also not activated or repaired. The phone is certified by Rostest and is official in our country. In addition, you can always get an exchange for another region (for example, Europe or the USA), but such people come to us very rarely.

The replacement of such iPhones in the first year after purchase takes place in our country – thanks to the global warranty. The only drawback is that the replacement period can take up to 30 days, because such phones are brought from other countries.

Exchange iPhone warranty

Perhaps this is a minus for someone, but iPhone warranty depends on the time of use: it decreases for the lifetime and operation of the first smartphone. The main thing that pleases in this situation is the guarantee for Rostest devices. It is 2 years thanks to the Consumer Protection Act. As a rule, if you buy such an iPhone from a trusted seller, then he himself gives a few months of warranty in addition.

The exchange iPhone will be packed in films

But my experience suggests that for such smartphones, however, like for any iPhone, you can not worry – during operation there were no problems. I will talk about this in more detail below. The phone has an official IMEI and a serial number, but it will naturally differ from the original device that got to the service center.

How to find an exchange iPhone

My experience is that exchange iPhones are sold without a box and without a kit. True, I still received a Lightning cable and a charging adapter from the seller. The phone itself was wrapped in films. It is understood that upon delivery of the device, the kit remains with the client. Therefore, exchange and sold without box and other accessories.

Exchange iPhone comes without box

When you check your smartphone, you will see the following:

  • Model number starts with N, not with M;
  • The guarantee will be differ… If a person bought an iPhone with a two-year warranty and used it for a year and a half, and after the repair sold it without activation, the iPhone will have six months of service.
  • Accessories even from a trusted seller may be non-original… Don’t be scared: in principle, they shouldn’t be anyway, so you can put them aside if you have your own charger or headphones.

Such a smartphone will cost 5-10% cheaper than a new one in an Apple store.

Refurbished iPhone

Officially refurbished iPhone is a great option to buy

Differences between exchange and official refurbished iPhone there is. If the client returned the smartphone after the purchase, then it is completely updated: the case, screen, accessories are changed. Most importantly, this iPhone comes in a box, the design of which will tell you immediately what kind of copy is in front of you. After restoration, the serial number is replaced M on F, cutting the warranty in half. Again, a great option to buy. It is important to approach your choice with all seriousness and not to purchase an iPhone refurbished on your knee. Such a smartphone will be 10-20% cheaper than the new one from Apple.

Which iPhone is better to buy

My friend got me hooked on the purchase of such smartphones. He found a proven place where the owner is responsible for the quality of the product and changes it if something goes wrong. To be honest, giving almost 40 thousand rubles for an iPhone 7 Plus with 256 GB was a bit uncomfortable for me: what if they cheated? A friend convinced me that everything would be fine and took control of the process. As a result, I got the coveted iPhone, which I was incredibly happy about and used it for almost two years without any problems.

Here is my cool iPhone 7 Plus: no complaints during the entire operation

He himself later acquired several iPhone XRs for his relatives and an Apple Watch for himself: again, no problems with operation. By the way, exchange Apple Watch also meet – they are often sold without straps, but with a noticeable discount, which is incredibly pleasing. They served for 2 years, after which it was updated to the new version.

Buying an iPhone not from an official reseller – that’s still a lottery. But you should not be afraid of exchange iPhones: these are excellent devices if you purchased them in a trusted place and thoroughly studied them before buying.


Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.

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