They Have a Shorter Lifespan
Even with a new battery and other replacement parts, some tech-savvy users will note that most of the internal components will have remained unchanged since the device was manufactured. That much is true, but it doesn’t automatically result in a shorter lifespan compared to a new device.
How long your device lasts largely comes down to how you use it and how well you take care of it. While all electronics will fail in time, certified refurbished products have new components where it counts. Combined with Apple’s attention to detail and the overall build quality on its devices, there shouldn’t be a huge difference in lifespan from a new device.