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Apple have just announced their new flagship phone for 2019/2020 – the mighty iPhone 11! It’s an impressive bit of tech, but with a price tag topping £1,000, even the most ardent Apple fan could be forgiven for wanting to save themselves a few quid by picking up a slightly older model or a cheaper refurbished device instead.

If you’re not one of those people that simply MUST have the latest tech, then why not give the iPhone 11 a swerve? then there’s still plenty of reliable, feature-rich phones out there on the second hand market. Let’s take a look at some of the best iPhones that are still available:

For when less iPhone is more

It’s funny isn’t it?  If you’re old enough to cast your mind back to the late 90s or early 00s you might remember a time when the trend was for smaller and smaller phones. The more phone you could pack into a smaller space, the better.

Not so much these days. Screens just keep on getting bigger and bigger. So much so, that developers like Samsung and Huawei have been working on phones with foldable screens! Surely, it’s only a matter of time before we’re pulling folded-up 24 inch screens out of our pockets!

If you still like a phone that you can comfortably hold and fit in your pocket, then the iPhone 6s is the one for you. It’s a couple of years old now, but it’s still compatible with the latest iOS 12 update, so it’ll run your favourite apps just fine.

The best thing about this phone is that it’s just 4 inches, so you don’t need to carry it around in its own briefcase. What’s more, you can find professionally refurbished models on RueZone for under £100.

For the snap happy iPhone fan

When the iPhone X was released at the end of 2017, its revolutionary camera was its biggest selling point. The TrueDepth camera was great for those budding photographers looking to snap majestic dioramas while on their hols, and for the selfie kings and queens among you, the launch of Animoji provided hours of animated emoji fun and games.

The iPhone 11 may come with three camera lenses, but the iPhone X will still give it a run for it's money in the photography department. You can get some really beautiful images out of the iPhone X.

Originally launched as a £999 phone, it’s over a year old now, and if you buy refurbished, you can pick it up for as low as £450.

For the iPhone audiophiles

There was a bit of a controversy when Apple announced they were doing away with headphone jacks on the iPhone 7 and all new devices going forward. Being forced to buy expensive wireless headphones to continue listening to music didn’t go down well with everybody. Still, the jackless phone is an industry standard these days, with Samsung, Google and HTC following suit on their newer devices.

If you still like to be wired up when listening to your tunes, the iPhone SE was the last iPhone model to be released with a good ol’ fashioned headphone jack, and as it was launched back in 2016 it’s not quite an ancient piece of tech just yet. Even better, if you buy refurbished, you can pick up an iPhone SE for just a touch over one hundred quid. Bargain.

Buy a refurbished iPhone!

So there you have it, just a few iPhones that are still available and still well worth a look. If you’re looking for your first ever iPhone, or if the idea of forking out up to £1,499 on the iPhone 11 doesn’t float your boat, you could do a lot worse than shopping refurbished!