Fifth-gen iPod touch refurbs hit online Apple Store


Apple regularly puts up slightly used products on sale after it refurbishes them. For example, last month saw the older iPod touches and certain iPad mini refurbs arrive.

Today, the latest iPod touches popped up on the refurbished section of Apple’s online store. Discounts start at $30 for the entry-level 4th gen refurbs, going all the way up to $50 for 5th gen variants.

These products are good as new, have only been used lightly, include a brand new battery and come with standard one-year AppleCare warranty. Interestingly enough, these refurbs have landed on the online Apple Store after Apple appears to have shut down its refurbished outlet on eBay…

As pointed out by MacRumors, the special deals section on Apple’s online store is featuring these refurbs right now.

iPod touch 5G (32GB, pink, online Apple Store refurbished)

The latest fifth-generation model with 32 gigabytes of storage is now available refurbished for $249 versus $299 for the factory-new counterpart. The pricier model with 64 gigabytes of storage is available for $349 refurbished – again, a $50 discount from its standard $399 price.

The fourth-generation model that was updated last September also is now available refurbished, but only the basic model with sixteen gigabytes of storage: it costs $169 refurbished, a $30 discount from its regular $199 price.

Apple released these iPod touches some six months ago, at a news conference in September 2012.

On a final note, you may remember Apple, or some of its authorized resellers, in November 2012 stated offering officially certified refurbished products through eBay. That mini-store is gone now and the original link now leads to a FAQ rather than refurbished Apple offerings.

The store notably undercut Apple’s own refurbs and, of course, one-upped the iPhone maker with PayPal payment options, which are standard on eBay.