Buying a 2023 MacBook Pro? Apple's refurbished models are now on sale

A 2023 14-inch MacBook Pro on a wooden counter, near a retro lamp.
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Apple is now selling refurbished 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips inside.

That means that this is the first time that you've been able to get your hands on a refurbished 2023 MacBook Pro direct from Apple and you could stand to save some money, especially at the top end of the lineup.

That doesn't mean that buying a refurbished MacBook Pro from Apple is the only way to save money, though. And it might not even be the best way to buy a new MacBook Pro, either.

Money to be saved

Picking up one of Apple's best MacBooks is super easy right now with Apple's refurbished store full of them. The new additions were first spotted by MacRumors and you can expect to save around 15% on the new models depending on the configuration you choose.

One of the best savings is the 16-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 Max chip inside — buying refurbished means you'll save more than $500 compared to picking a new model up from Apple.

It isn't always that simple at the other end of the range, however. The 14-inch MacBook Pro in its base configuration is a good example, with Amazon offering the same model brand-new for just $50 more. Whether the $50 is worth it or not will be up to you of course, but you'll be getting a brand-new machine if you go the Amazon route.

As for Apple's refurbished ones, they're all cleaned and inspected to make sure they're in great condition and any parts that needed to be replaced will have been with original and genuine parts. You're also able to buy AppleCare+ on Apple refurbished laptops as well, something that could be a big deal to some people.

As always it's probably a good idea to shop around before you consider making a purchase and make sure to check out our collection of the best MacBook Pro deals, too.

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.