By Michael J. Pascale / TechCrunch staff; photo: iStockphoto.comThis week, the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are now available to buy in the United States.
And if you have a large, well-worn iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S, you may want to consider a refurbished version.
According to reports from The Wall Street Journal and CNBC, two companies that specialize in refurbishing iPhones are offering refurbished versions of the phones to people who are not yet able to purchase the phones.
According to the WSJ, the company, Kogan, is offering a refurbishing iPhone 5 to anyone who is not yet eligible to purchase a new iPhone.
The company says that those who purchase refurbished iPhones will have their phones upgraded to the most up-to-date version of iOS 10.
Kogan’s service will also allow customers to “install and restore any device” that they want.
The company, which was founded in 2012, was acquired by Microsoft last year for $4 billion.
“We’re not in a position to offer an iPhone upgrade program right now,” Kogan said in a statement.
“However, we have been working with Apple to get our refurbished iPhone 5 into hands of customers.
We are working on this right now and we’ll let you know when we’re ready to do it.”
The announcement came on the same day Apple released the first preview of the iOS 10 beta, which includes the feature called iCloud Drive, which lets users create a copy of their iOS device’s data, including photos, documents, and contacts.