Retina iPad mini refurbs now available

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Apple’s iPad mini with Retina display is great until the reality hits you in your face with a lofty price tag of four hundred bucks for the entry-level model with just sixteen gigabytes of storage and no cellular connectivity. From time to time, Apple makes good-as-new gear such as iPads and MacBooks available for purchase at reduced prices via the refurbished section of its Online Apple Store.

And now, for the first time the company’s iPad mini with Retina display is available refurbished, too, starting at $419 for for the Wi-Fi model with 32 gigabytes of storage. That’s sixteen percent off for a cool $80 savings over the list price. The 64GB Wi-Fi refurb costs $509, or $90 less versus standard pricing for brand new models…

Don’t worry, these are good-as-new devices: Apple always tests and certifies all refurbished products and sells them with its standard 1-year warranty included. All refurbished iPads also include a brand new battery and outer shell as their new counterparts.

And to give you a piece of mind, Apple is kindly offering free shipping and free returns on all refurbished products.

“Availability is guaranteed upon receipt of full payment,” notes the firm.

As of this writing, LTE-capable Retina iPad minis were nowhere to be found on Apple’s official refurbished store.

The iPad mini with Retina display has the same hardware as its larger sibling, including the A7 processor with the M7 motion coprocessor and the high-resolution 2,048-by-1,536 pixel resolution screen. The only difference between full-size iPad Airs and Retina iPad minis is the display size.

If you’re interested in refurbished Retina iPad minis, go check out Apple’s Refurbished Online Store now because these things typically sell like hotcake.