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Apple begins selling refurbished iPad mini with Retina display starting at $419 [u]

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Consumers waiting for Apple to start offering refurbished models of its latest Retina display-equipped iPad mini need wait no longer as the tablet's Wi-Fi variants are now available with double-digit discounts from their off-the-shelf price.




Update: Apple's online store appears to have sold out of the 16-gigabyte Retina iPad mini variants, leaving only the 32-gigabyte and 64-gigabyte models available for purchase.

Apple originally listed the 16-gigabyte models for $339, a $60 savings from the $399 list price. 32-gigabyte models receive an $80 discount to $419, while 64-gigabyte models are marked down $90 to $509.

As per its usual practice with refurbished products, Apple offers the tablets with a full one-year warranty, and they are eligible for extended coverage with AppleCare. The company says consumers will receive a device with "a brand new battery and outer shell," meaning buyers should not experience any performance differential between their refurbished iPad and a similarly-specced new model.

At press time, only Wi-Fi-only models were available from the refurbished outlet. It is unknown why Wi-Fi and cellular models are excluded, nor when they might make an appearance.
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That's a pretty sweet deal, if it includes a new battery and outer casing.

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Good deal.
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Excellent aftermarket solution once we can get a hack for CarPlay on the main screen.

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Excellent deal!

 

And Apple refurbs are as good as new.

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$299 sweet spot, please. Just my wish, no, Apple wouldn't do that because they still rule the Tablet Universe. 

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Correction, these are the normal iPad minis, not the ones with Retina display. Those are $419.
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$299 sweet spot, please. Just my wish, no, Apple wouldn't do that because they still rule the Tablet Universe. 

 

The non-retina iPad mini, which is a much worse device, retails for $299. So no, they wont. 

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Need a 128gb or no deal.
 
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Correction, these are the normal iPad minis, not the ones with Retina display. Those are $419.


Actually, the non-retina iPad mini retails at $299 - so no way refurbs would be $339. This is a pretty good deal, but I'll continue to wait - I really don't mind buying a 2-year old device for 2/3 the cost.

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Correction, these are the normal iPad minis, not the ones with Retina display. Those are $419.

Correction to your correction.

 

The mini retinas for $419 are the 32GB model.

 

The mini retina mentioned in the article for $339 appears to be gone already. Apple refurbs sell out quickly.

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Waiting for an iPad mini with Touch ID, thankyouverymuch.  ;)

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Actually, the non-retina iPad mini retails at $299 - so no way refurbs would be $339. This is a pretty good deal, but I'll continue to wait - I really don't mind buying a 2-year old device for 2/3 the cost.


Say what you will, but I've bought an ASUS MeMO tablet. I have an iPhone and a MacBook Pro and a family with these wants/needs, so a cheap tablet is fine at $86 refurbished. The tablet is fine for Kindle app, Nook app, IMDB and websurfing while watching a movie at home.

 

Would love to have a Retina iPad, but at $399 for 16 GB, can't do. And for refurbished, you have to add sale tax is some places.

 

Pretty tiresome that Apple loves the $_99.00 pricing scheme. 


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That's a pretty sweet deal, if it includes a new battery and outer casing.
Most defiantly usually does.
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Most defiantly usually does.

 

All cooperatively never do.  /s

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All cooperatively never do.  /s

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