Apple Slashes Prices on Refurbished iPad Mini and iPad 4 Models

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]
    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.

    Article Link: Apple Slashes Prices on Refurbished iPad Mini and iPad 4 Models
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    AppleWarMachine

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Location:
    Michigan, US
    #2
    bring the Retina for the Mini :D
     
  3. macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Location:
    NC
    #3
    Thinner, lighter, faster iPad 5 :cool:
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    jamesryanbell

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    #4
    This is the one I've been waiting for. Lightweight, AND Retina, AND full size.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    johnnnw

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    #5
    Let the rumours begin!
     
  6. macrumors 65832

    Tankmaze

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    #6
    Yup, I second this. Will wait for the 5 :)
     
  7. macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Location:
    NC
    #7
    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.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    whoknows87

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Location:
    S.Florida
    #8
    279 for a refurbished Mini that should bring the used units prices down a bit , and might be time to sell the 4 soon...
     
  9. macrumors 68030

    NutsNGum

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    #9
    Apps make it useful. The OS is just that. Flat design isn't going to increase productivity.
     
  10. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    #10
    Not sure if I would say the prices were "slashed" maybe use "moderate discount" instead.
     
  11. macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Location:
    NC
    #11
    Ah I agree with you on that one :eek:
     
  12. macrumors 68000

    BJMRamage

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    #12
    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. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    #13
    Many local stores sell NEW for $299. I would pay the extra $20 for new.
     
  14. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    #14
    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)
     
  15. macrumors 65832

    Tankmaze

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    #15
    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.
     
  16. macrumors 68020

    applesith

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2007
    #16
    Haha yes, I was expecting more like 20% or more to consider "slashed".
     
  17. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011
    #17
    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. macrumors G3

    charlituna

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #18
    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.
     
  19. macrumors 68040

    tigres

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Location:
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    #19
    Slashed = $20.00 :eek:
     
  20. macrumors 65816

    SilentLoner

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    #20
    hopefully charges quicker too
     
  21. macrumors regular

    Koulie

    Joined:
    May 19, 2013
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #21
    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.
     
  22. macrumors 65816

    tevion5

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Location:
    UCD, Ireland
    #22
    In related news, Rolls Royce have reduced prices over their entire product line by 3%.
     
  23. macrumors 6502

    starbird

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    #23
    I agree on both of these counts. SLASHED! to me implies 30-50% or more
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

    ZacNicholson

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Location:
    Indiana
    #24
    wow thank you apple for saving me $20:rolleyes:
     
  25. macrumors 68020

    Rocko1

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    #25
    MR, don't use the verb 'Slash' when talking about a 6-10% price reduction. Makes you look desperate.
     

Share This Page