iPad 1 refurbs coming from China??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Whiteacre, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2011
    Jumped on the $349 iPad 1 refurb deal from the Apple Store yesterday and just got my shipment notice today. It says that the iPad is coming from Shenzhen, China? :confused:

    When Apple gets a return for computers, ipods, etc., do they ship it back to China? I guess I just assumed they have a warehouse in the US to hold such units. I have never bought any Apple refurbs before so I have no idea. Does anyone know?
  2. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    They go back to China, get tested to confirm they are working properly, and get fitted with new battery and I think new back.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Many refurbs aren't used. They're actually new units just in cheaper packaging.

    A certain percentage of iPads coming off the line are packaged as refurbs for warranty replacements. In fact, I'd wager that actual repaired iPads make up a minority of the total number of refurbs available.

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