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iOS18 and iPadOS18: the full list of compatible devices

iOS18 and iPadOS18: the full list of compatible devices

Which iPhones and iPads will iOS18 and iPadOS18 be compatible with? Here is a complete list of the devices, according to the most credible rumours.


Refurbished Laptop Buying Guide: How to Choose the Perfect Fit

Refurbished Laptop Buying Guide: How to Choose the Perfect Fit

Our comprehensive guide breaks down everything you need to know to make an informed decision. From understanding different CPU models and their performance capabilities to navigating the variety of screen types and sizes, we've got you covered.


Data-based sustainability - refurbed and Fraunhofer Research GmbH

Data-based sustainability - refurbed and Fraunhofer Research GmbH

Here you can find refurbed and Fraunhofer's press release, speaker bios, sustainability report and Fraunhofer report.


refurbed’s Pioneer Work Continues: A Calculation Model for the Lifecycle Assessment of Electronics*

refurbed’s Pioneer Work Continues: A Calculation Model for the Lifecycle Assessment of Electronics*

You can find out all about our calculation model for the lifecycle assessment of electronic devices here


Refurbished iPads: Which one to buy in 2024?

Refurbished iPads: Which one to buy in 2024?

Lost in the world of refurbished iPads? This article will guide you in choosing the most suitable tablet model for you in terms of price and functionality.


Pioneering Carbon Removal through Rock Weathering with Carbony

Pioneering Carbon Removal through Rock Weathering with Carbony

Discover how our partner Carbony is leading innovation in carbon removal using enhanced rock weathering; making a sustainable future accessible to all.


Pioneering Carbon Removal with Novocarbo

Pioneering Carbon Removal with Novocarbo

Discover how our partnership with Patch and the Novocarbo project is revolutionising carbon removal. Learn about biochar, its importance, and how it aligns with our mission.


Running Tide: Harnessing Biomass Sinking for Carbon Removal

Running Tide: Harnessing Biomass Sinking for Carbon Removal

Discover how our partnership with Patch and the Running Tide project is revolutionising carbon removal. Learn about biomass sinking, its importance, and how it aligns with our mission.


Unlocking a Greener Future: Understanding Carbon Removal

Unlocking a Greener Future: Understanding Carbon Removal

Learn about carbon removal, its importance for a more sustainable future, and how it aligns with refurbed's mission.


Transforming Lives and Landscapes in Ethiopia's Highlands

Transforming Lives and Landscapes in Ethiopia's Highlands

Through joint efforts with myclimate, we are promoting a greener future by strengthening sustainable practices and the care of the natural environment.


United against electronics waste

United against electronics waste

At some point in your life, you may have seen an image or a video of an electronic waste (e-waste) landfill. Vast numbers of electronics devices we dispose of eventually end up in landfills around the world.


iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 13: which is worth buying in 2024?

iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 13: which is worth buying in 2024?

We compare the classic Apple iPhone 12 and 13 models. Which one makes sense to buy in 2024?


Refurbished in instalments: buying without a pay slip

Refurbished in instalments: buying without a pay slip

Refurbished tech in 3 instalments at no extra cost? At refurbed, it's possible. In this article we explain how our interest free payments work.


How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone: 3 Simple and Effective Methods

How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone: 3 Simple and Effective Methods

In this article, we reveal three tricks for optimising your iPhone's storage space, without deleting the things that are most important to you.


Rethink Impact. Rethink New.

Rethink Impact. Rethink New.

refurbed has officially expanded its environmental impact strategy to now include 4 environmental proection initiatives for Irish customers. Read this post to see what initiatives refurbed's Irish customers are supporting.


Rethink Impact: a new chapter of creating positive impact

Rethink Impact: a new chapter of creating positive impact

Our goal is to reduce negative impact by making products last longer; helping the environment and the circular economy. By extending the life of products, we use them for their intended lifespan instead of buying new ones too often.


Samsung's New S24 Series: the beginning of a new era for smartphones

Samsung's New S24 Series: the beginning of a new era for smartphones

Samsung launched the S24 series, visually resembling S23. Unlike traditional updates, the focus is on revolutionary Generative AI software, setting new smartphone benchmarks. In contrast, the recent iPhone 15 release felt iterative. Yesterday, Samsung redefined smartphone technology.


The Best Refurbished MacBooks Under €800: Which to Buy in 2024?

The Best Refurbished MacBooks Under €800: Which to Buy in 2024?

A guide to help you navigate the purchase of your refurbished MacBook under €800, curated by refurbed.


Is it worth buying an iPhone 13 in 2024?

Is it worth buying an iPhone 13 in 2024?

Many people are wondering if it's really worth buying an iPhone 13 in 2024. Let's examine the important aspects to determine if it's the model to purchase this year.


Refurbed’s Partnership with Reforest Nation: Why planting native Irish trees is important

Refurbed’s Partnership with Reforest Nation: Why planting native Irish trees is important

Reforestation is important. Reforestation using native trees is even more important. Here, we discuss our tree planting partnership with Reforest Nation, and breakdown the environmental benefits of 5 of the tree species we plant together.


Refurbished Devices vs. Second Hand Devices: The Wise Choice for Savvy Tech Shoppers

Refurbished Devices vs. Second Hand Devices: The Wise Choice for Savvy Tech Shoppers

Unlike second hand devices, which can be a bit of a gamble, refurbished devices offer a reliable and trustworthy alternative.


Your ultimate guide to buying refurbished electronics: quality assurance and zero risk

Your ultimate guide to buying refurbished electronics: quality assurance and zero risk

Discover our guide to refurbished products - quality, warranty and 30-day returns included. Learn everything you need to know.


iPhones under €300: January 2024 Bestsellers

iPhones under €300: January 2024 Bestsellers

Refurbished iPhone 11 for circa €300


How to Smoothly Migrate Data from Android to iPhone: The Ultimate Instruction Guide

How to Smoothly Migrate Data from Android to iPhone: The Ultimate Instruction Guide

Are you planning to switch from an Android smartphone to an iPhone? Don't worry about the hassle of transferring your data - we've got you covered! In this comprehensive instruction guide, we'll walk you through the seamless process of migrating your data to your new iPhone. Say goodbye to the stress and confusion, and say hello to your new iPhone with all your important data intact.


refurbed closes $57 Million Series C Investment Round: Plans to accelerate growth of refurbishment industry

refurbed closes $57 Million Series C Investment Round: Plans to accelerate growth of refurbishment industry

Refurbed has successfully raised $57 million in Series C funding that will bolster their mission to provide sustainable consumer technology solutions. Celebrating profitability in its core markets and a significant reduction in environmental impact, refurbed's commitment to the circular economy continues to reshape the tech industry.


iPhone 12 vs iPhone 11 in 2023 - refurbed's comprehensive comparison

iPhone 12 vs iPhone 11 in 2023 - refurbed's comprehensive comparison

In the bustling market of smartphones, Apple's iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 have etched a noteworthy place. But when pitted against each other, which one emerges as the victor? And how does the refurbished angle on refurbed change the game? Let's take a whimsical yet insightful journey to find out.


Using Tech to Be More Sustainable in the Kitchen

Using Tech to Be More Sustainable in the Kitchen

Not only delicious, but also sustainable: Discover our favorite recipes that you can easily recreate with our refurbished kitchen appliances.


E-Waste: The Digital Dilemma We Can't Ignore

E-Waste: The Digital Dilemma We Can't Ignore

In a world where tech upgrades are constant, e-waste is exploding. Explore the environmental and social impact of this crisis, and join the movement to combat it. Learn how to extend your device's lifespan, responsibly dispose of old gadgets, and embrace refurbished electronics to reduce e-waste and make a positive impact on the planet. Together, let's tackle the digital dilemma we can no longer ignore.


Refurbed Regulatory Update October I

Refurbed Regulatory Update October I

In today's Regulatory Update, the main topics are a new Franco-German EU reform proposal, a looming legal dispute about Ukrainian grain, and a tougher political climate for green policies in the years to come, as well as a climate lawsuit in Belgium.


iOS 17: A Compatibility and Features Overview

iOS 17: A Compatibility and Features Overview

On September 18, 2023, Apple introduced iOS 17, featuring exciting enhancements. Explore its key features, compatible iPhones, and sustainability considerations.


Refurbishment of Household Appliances: What You Need to Know

Refurbishment of Household Appliances: What You Need to Know

How does refurbishment work for household and kitchen appliances? We delve into this question and show you the advantages of fully renewed tech compared to more expensive, new products.


How To Dispose of Your Old Electronics

How To Dispose of Your Old Electronics

Disposing of electronics when they're no longer salvageable can be complicated, but your old smartphone should never go straight into the rubbish bin or residual waste. Here are tips on how to recycle or reuse your old electronics and how to dispose of them if they can't be reused.


The New iPhone 15 Hits The Market: A Call for Sustainable Tech Choices

The New iPhone 15 Hits The Market: A Call for Sustainable Tech Choices

Dive into the iPhone 15 series launch and discover the new features introduced by Apple. Discover the importance of balancing tech enthusiasm with eco-consciousness in our battle against the e-waste crisis, creating a greener, smarter tech landscape.


Refurbished Apple Devices on refurbed: Our Bestsellers for September 2023

Refurbished Apple Devices on refurbed: Our Bestsellers for September 2023

Discover the most popular Apple refurbished devices. We break down the top refurbished iPhones, MacBooks and iPads sought after by Irish customers in September, 2023.


Refurbed Regulatory Update: September 2023

Refurbed Regulatory Update: September 2023

In our very first Regulatory Update we will touch on the EU Green Deal, new ecodesign rules for smartphones and tablets, a reshuffle in the European Commission and stricter rules for large online platforms.


Apple Pencil: Compatibility and Supported Devices

Apple Pencil: Compatibility and Supported Devices

Apple Pencil: Which one to choose? Discover the list of compatibilities to make sure you don't make a mistake when purchasing the stylus to pair with your iPad.

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