Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max, 128GB, Gold in Pristine Condition
Was nervous and wasn’t sure about ordering any refurbished iPhones outside of Apple’s website. Went back and forth before deciding to buy it. Quantity and selection is relatively limited as well as pricing. It was a decent price, very similar to what you find on Apple’s website for refurbished iPhones. The item came was shipped with 3 day delivery but came 1 day earlier! 🙂 Signed and opened the package for inspection somewhat nervously. Was surprised to find that the iPhone 13 Pro Max was in relatively pristine condition. No scratches to the screen, to the back or to the side. One of the camera lenses had a slight scratch on the outer rim but doesn’t affect performance (see picture). Battery capacity was at 96%, which was good, but fell to 95% after charging. It’s Unlocked as noted… ‘Carrier Lock… No SIM restrictions’. 🙂 Also included was a short lightning cable and a generic 5W charger, which the latter was useless. The entire phone and box had a slight cigarette smell. Wipe down the phone with soap and water then dry with a microfiber cloth. It still has a slight smell but at least it’s been cleaned. What was Missing was the SIM removal tool! Luckily, I had a spare SIM removal tool available. Had to restore and reset the iPhone twice before the clean iOS took effect. It originally included iOS 15.6 which I was hoping to keep and try to update to 15.7.1 but Apple stopped that update and is now forcing newer devices to update to iOS 16.x, currently 16.2! After that, used iTunes for Windows to copy over all the media files to the 13 PM since the restore/reset function literally wipes the iPhone clean. Finally, got lucky and found a Speck clear case on clearance along with a glass screen protector, both at discounted prices, at a nearby Walmart! 😉 Currently it’s working fine. May update the review if anything else changes.