Apple Slashes Prices on Refurbished iPad Mini and iPad 4 Models

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    Apple today significantly reduced prices on refurbished models of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad, with all models now carrying approximately 15% discounts relative to brand-new units.

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    iPad mini

    - 16 GB Wi-Fi: $279, down from $299 previously and $329 brand-new
    - 32 GB Wi-Fi: $359, down from $389 previously and $429 brand-new
    - 64 GB Wi-Fi: $439, down from $489 previously and $529 brand-new

    - 16 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $389, down from $429 previously and $459 brand-new
    - 32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $469, down from $519 previously and $559 brand-new
    - 64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $549, down from $619 previously and $659 brand-new

    Fourth-generation iPad

    - 16 GB Wi-Fi: $419, down from $449 previously and $499 brand-new
    - 32 GB Wi-Fi: $499, down from $549 previously and $599 brand-new
    - 64 GB Wi-Fi: $579, down from $649 previously and $699 brand-new

    - 16 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $529, down from $579 previously and $629 brand-new
    - 32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $609, down from $679 previously and $729 brand-new
    - 64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $689, down from $779 previously and $829 brand-new

    Introduced last October, the iPad mini and fourth-generation arrived in Apple's online store for refurbished products in mid-March at modest discounts. The company's 128 GB fourth-generation iPad models introduced in early February have yet to appear in the refurbished store.

    Rumors have indicated that Apple is unlikely to launch its next versions of the iPad and iPad mini until late this year, but the company has apparently still decided to reduce pricing on refurbished units of the current generation in order to attract more buyers as its supply of refurbished units has undoubtedly grown over the past several months.

    Update: Apple has also knocked $30 off of the price of its refurbished Thunderbolt and LED Cinema Displays, bringing the prices down to $799 compared to $999 brand-new.

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  4. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    This is the one I've been waiting for. Lightweight, AND Retina, AND full size.
     
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  6. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    Yup, I second this. Will wait for the 5 :)
     
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    Hopefully iOS7 will help the iPad be more useful as a content creation device. I think there is a lot of potential for improvement in that area. Louder/better speakers would be a plus too.
     
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    279 for a refurbished Mini that should bring the used units prices down a bit , and might be time to sell the 4 soon...
     
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    Apps make it useful. The OS is just that. Flat design isn't going to increase productivity.
     
  10. aaaaaaron macrumors regular

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    Not sure if I would say the prices were "slashed" maybe use "moderate discount" instead.
     
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    Ah I agree with you on that one :eek:
     
  12. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    I was expecting a shocking price with the title...a modest reduction.
    Though I guess on the larger ones it is close to $100 off REGULAR price.
     
  13. tshrimp macrumors 6502

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    Many local stores sell NEW for $299. I would pay the extra $20 for new.
     
  14. Halebopp macrumors member

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    All I want is a mini with retina display, that will be my next Apple purchase (oh, and likely upgrade from my iPhone 4 to iPhone 5s)

    Guess my wife/kids will benefit and it will be time to pass along the iPad 2 when the mini retina drops (if it drops)
     
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    The OS certainly plays a big part, if apple would introduce split screen in ios 7 or other similar implementation, It would certainly improve productivity.
     
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    Haha yes, I was expecting more like 20% or more to consider "slashed".
     
  17. npbrown03 macrumors newbie

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    Refurbished Displays

    The price of refurbished Thunderbolt and Cinema displays has also been cut. It's down to $799 from $829. Same price for both.
     
  18. charlituna macrumors G3

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    Decent discount if they want the units to move. Which they probably weren't and given the time that goes into testing etc, they don't want them hanging around for ages.
     
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    hopefully charges quicker too
     
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    Must be a rough time for Apple right now. A lot of informed consumers holding back until WWDC (in terms of Macbooks) and the iOS devices losing their freshness.
     
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    In related news, Rolls Royce have reduced prices over their entire product line by 3%.
     
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    I agree on both of these counts. SLASHED! to me implies 30-50% or more
     
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    MR, don't use the verb 'Slash' when talking about a 6-10% price reduction. Makes you look desperate.
     

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