The iPad 4 and iPad mini are finally available in the Apple refurbished and clearance section, offering savings of up to $50 off the newest iPad with a Retina Display and on the 5 month old iPad mini.
Apple offers a full 1 year warranty on Apple refurbished products, and the iPads will arrive without any damage or defects. In short, this is the cheapest iPad deal we expect to see until the next iPad arrives, or Black Friday.
While Apple does not offer every model and color option in the refurbished store, there are several options available, and stock does change from date to date.
iPad 4 Deals
The iPad 4 refurbished units are only available in the base 16GB WiFi only model. Apple offers 10% off the iPad 4 with this deal, dropping the price of the full size iPad to $449. This is the best iPad 4 deal available right now, and is a significant upgrade from the $399 iPad 2.
Apple’s iPad 4 features a 9.7-inch Retina Display, front and rear facing cameras and uses the latest Apple A6X processor. The iPad 4 was originally release in October 2012, and includes the new Lightning connection for charging and syncing. Apple promises 10 hours of battery life. Users who like to read and watch HD content should consider paying the $50 premium to buy the iPad 4 over the iPad 2, as the display on the newer iPad is much better looking.
iPad mini Deals
The iPad mini deals in Apple’s refurbished section are limited to select WiFi and WiFi + Cellular models, which means the starting prices are higher than in a local store, but there are still discounts to be found.
Apple drops $30 off the iPad mini 16GB model on Verizon. These deals ont eh iPad mini are available for the iPad mini in black and in white. This drops the iPad mini price down to $429.
Apple also offers the iPad mini refurb with 64GB of memory for $489, a savings of $40. There are black and white iPad mini deals available at this time.
The iPad mini comes with a 7.9-inch display, an Apple A5 processor, front and rear facing cameras and the promise of 10 hours of battery life.
Apple refurbished iPad mini and iPad 4 deals are available online only. This marks the first time Apple is offering the refurbished iPad 4 and refurbished iPad mini. Stock of refurbished iPads changes swiftly, so sizes and color options may sell out and come back in stock without notice.