The iPhone X is back on sale, but for how long?

CNET | 2/7/2019 | Vanessa Hand Orellana
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After disappearing from the Apple Store without a trace in September 2018, Apple has begun selling its 10th anniversary iPhone X online again. The caveat: you'll have to search for a refurbished model while supplies lasts.

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Apple began selling refurbished iPhone X's online.

Apple stopped selling the iPhone X shortly after releasing last year's iPhone lineup: the iPhone XS, XS Max and the XR, presumably to prevent the X from cannibalizing sales of its new phones. The refurbished iPhone Xs were first spotted this week by MacRumors and appear to be selling out fast.

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And though they are discounted from the original $999 price, the discounts aren't that great when you compare them to the iPhone XR. An unlocked iPhone X with 64GB of storage goes for $769. That's only $230 less than the iPhone XS with the same storage capacity, but $20 more that the 64GB iPhone XR. And even though it's an entire year older, the 256GB model is the exact same price as the equivalent iPhone XR. iPhone X is smaller than the XR -- if that's what you're into -- and is has a dual rear camera and an OLED screen, compared to the XR's single rear camera and LCD screen.

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