The late-2020 27-inch iMac is now available refurbished from the Apple Store

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What you need to know

  • You can now buy a refurbished 27-inch iMac, released in August 2020, starting at $1,529.

Apple has now started to sell refurbished 27-inch iMacs that were released in August 2020 in both the United States and Canada Apple Stores. Prices start at $1,529 which means buyers will save around 15% on the price of a new iMac.

Spotted by MacRumors, the cheapest model available today includes a 3.1GHz six-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a Radeon Pro 5300 GPU. That specification would cost $1,799 if bought new, for example.

What makes Apple's refurbished products so special is the way it goes over each computer to ensure it's in tip-top condition. You'll also get Apple's one-year warranty and you can top that up with AppleCare+, too.

Every Apple Certified Refurbished product completes a rigorous refurbishment process that includes full testing that meets the same functional standards as new Apple products. Your refurbished device is truly "like new," with special savings of up to 15%.

I would whole-heartedly recommend picking up an Apple Refurbished product, whether it's an iMac or anything else out of the Apple lineup. That being said, with rumors of a new Appe silicon iMac on the horizon this Intel-based product might not be such a great buy right now. Keep that in mind if you're planning a purchase.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.