refurbished ipad mini drop

After introducing of the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display yesterday, Apple lowered the prices of its refurbished iPads across the board. The entry-level (first-gen) iPad mini, for example is now just $249.

That’s down $30 from where it was before the new iPad announcements, and $50 less than a new one, which Apple dropped down to $299 yesterday. And don’t worry, Apple has discounted its full-sized tablets as well…

As noted by MacRumors, Apple’s fourth-generation iPad with Retina display is now available for as low as $379. Again, we’re talking about refurbished units here, and this price is obviously for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.

At that price you’re looking at a $120 discount. Not bad. And for those wanting a Cellular model, they start at $409, which totals $170 in savings. Apple also has iPad 2s on hand, which start at just $319 for Wi-Fi only.

refurbed ipad

If you’re unfamiliar with Apple’s refurbished program, it’s actually quite reputable. The company gives you a brand new shell, and battery, and protects it with the same one-year warranty that it offers on all new devices.

We realize these are older models, but for folks who don’t care about the latest and greatest, looking to score a solid tablet on the cheap, these are some of the best prices we’ve seen. Act fast, supplies are usually limited.

  • xSeriouSx

    WTF!? Refurbished iPad 4 is $349 while iPad 2 is still $399? Who in their right mind would even consider the iPad 2 in this case…

    • felixtaf

      Why on earth they are still selling iPad 2? They discontinued iPad 3 for iPad 4. And now discontinuing iPad 4 for iPad 2? They seriously have some issues.
      Their logic may be low res iPad mini – high res mini 2, low res ipad 2 – high res iPad air. But price for iPad 2 is ridiculous for a 16gb model!

      • Japheth Mast

        One word – money. Apple has stopped caring about its customers and this is one result.

      • felixtaf

        They reduced 200$ on macbook and macbook pro price. But cunningly discontinued the regular macbooks! Now everything is retina and expensive!

      • Japheth Mast

        Plus the new ones have less RAM and no dedicated graphics I think? Some one correct me if I’m wrong.

  • abdullah575

    iPAD 2 to 4 nothing change from the design !!

  • I wish I could get one iPad mini at that price… Lucky guys!!! 😛

  • Rehan Ahmed

    New iPad 2 for $399, Refurbished iPad 4 for $379?
    Go home Apple, You are drunk.

  • Dontwannaknow

    Reading this on iPad 3 iOS 5.1.1 jailbroken. 🙂

  • Yujin

    Time to get my Xmas gifts.

  • n0ahcruz3

    I’ll wait 3 yrs before i buy the new ipad mini at the time the price will probably be 199 lol