Apple is offering refurbished M1 iMacs on its Refurbished Store. Given the fact that stock of 24in iMacs has been low in many resellers, this could be the only way to get a new M1 iMac right now.
In the US you can save $260 on the 24in iMac with M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 8‑Core GPU, and 512GB SSD (in blue). That model normally costs $1,699 but you can get it for $1,439 - which is almost the same price as the 256GB model (which costs $1,499). Buy from the Apple's US Refurb Store here.
In the UK you can save £250 on the same 24in iMac with M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 8‑Core GPU, and 512GB SSD (this time in green). That model normally costs £1,649 but you can get it for £1,399 - which is almost the same price as the 256GB model (which costs £1,449). Buy it from Apple's UK Refurb Store here.
You could save even more than that though. A fully specced up 24in iMac, with Apple M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 8‑Core GPU, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD would normally cost £2,049/$2,099, but Apple is advertising it for £1,739/$1,609 on the Refurb Store. That's a saving of £310/$490. Unfortunately in the UK this stock has now run out, but it's worth keeping an eye on this page in case Apple gets more. You can buy this model in the US Refurb Store here.
If you would prefer to spend less you can still get some excellent savings.
In the US you can get the entry-level 24in iMac M1 (with 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU) for $1,099 , which is a saving of $200 on the usual price of $1,299. This is available in green here, or silver here, as well as blue and pink.
In the UK right now Apple doesn't have any of the entry-level 24in iMacs available in the Refurbished Store, but this may well change so we suggest that you check back here at regular intervals.
Why buy Apple Refurbished
There are lots of good reasons to buy a refurbished Mac, as we outline here: Why you should buy a refurbished Mac.
To summarise, the key reasons are:
- They are practically new - often these are models that were returned within 14 days.
- Any faults will have been rectified by Apple.
- You get a one-year warranty and 90 days of tech support.
- It's dispatched for free with free returns.
- You can purchase your refurbished Mac with financing options.
Our main tip would be don't delay: Expect the stock to run out quickly as was the case when Apple started to sell M1 MacBooks last year. However, stock is often replenished quite regularly, so it's worth checking from time to time. Also keep an eye on our best iMac deals story where we round up the best iMac deals every month.
You may also want to check out our Where to buy Apple's new 24in iMac with M1: Best Deals story.