iPhone owners who sell old models for discounts on new versions of devices help companies make money by selling the devices “like new” after they’ve been repaired. The newspaper writes about it The Wall Street Gazette.
“Your dirty old iPhone is becoming part of the $64.5 billion used phone market and business is booming,” the article says.
It is noted that in the process of restoring old iPhones, the gadget was brought to a special storage. In the case of the WSJ, this was a place in the state of New Jersey.
On the ground, gadgets fall into two categories: some iPhones are immediately put in boxes and taken away for resale as used. According to the publication, often such smartphones go to countries where users are not ready to pay to buy new iPhones.
The second category is like new iPhones that have been restored and repaired for resale through official marketplaces or retail chains.
“For example, after all these processes, the price of the iPhone 11, which can be sold for $ 200, increases to $ 350. During recovery, all data from the gadget is deleted, the operability of the screen, speakers and buttons is checked, and pictures are taken on the camera, ”the article states.
At the end of the restoration, experts carefully pack the iPhones so that they are not damaged during transportation.
Earlier, it was reported that the repair warranty conditions of Apple devices in Russia apply. can grow already up to two months in April of this year.
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