Apple now offering refurbished 4th gen iPads and iPad minis

By , Mar 14, 2013

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Good news today for folks looking to score a fourth gen iPad, or iPad mini, on the cheap. Apple has, for the first time, listed refurbished units of both of the tablets for sale on its website.

The discounts aren’t significant—up to 9% off of minis, and 10% off of 4th-generation iPads, depending on the configuration—but they’re good enough to knock $50 off of some models…

First noted by MacRumors, the two tablet models surfaced in Apple’s webstore this morning in various types and sizes. Unfortunately, the selection seems pretty limited at this point.

Some of the current offerings:

For a little context, Apple rarely discounts its newer devices outside of the holiday season. So anytime deals like this pop up—yes even on refurbished models—the inventory doesn’t usually last long.

It’s also worth noting that Apple’s refurbished units are highly regarded in the world of consumer electronics. They come with brand new batteries and backs, and the same one-year Apple warranty.

What do you think, deal or no deal?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/linton.findlay Linton Findlay

    probably to make room for the next gen ipads :) no deal since they will be out of date soon anyway

    • Tricki68

      yeah, what a stupid idea by Apple. Duh!

      • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

        how is it stupid? Apple has always put refurb products up on their store. Refurb products are a great way to go since you get the exact same warranty on a device that is practically brand new. (and sometimes better than brand new cuz they are replaced with newer and improved parts a lot of the time, it could be a return, or a store demo model). But cheaper so why is it a bad thing? There are a lot of people that buy last years model or the year before. For those people, this is GREAT. Not everyone needs the latest and greatest WALLET emptier from Apple.

      • Tricki68

        It’s called SARCASIM, LOOK IT UP!

      • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

        Oh gee, couldnt tell, maybe cuz its hard to tell sarcasm in a damn POST.

      • Tricki68

        Sorry about that, seems like we got off on the wrong foot.

    • Chliii

      Ya think???

  • Guest

    SARCASIM, LOOK IT UP