Apple Updates Certified Refurbished Storefront With Price Drops on 2018 MacBook Air and iPad Pro

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Following the launch of brand new models of the MacBook Air and iPad Pro, Apple today refreshed its certified refurbished storefront with new markdowns on previous generation devices.


To start, you can get a 2018 refurbished 13-inch MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 256GB) for $719.00, down from an original price of $1,199.00. Apple's 2020 MacBook Air has a new scissor switch keyboard and enhanced processors and graphics, but this is a solid deal for anyone willing to save money on an older model.

The 11-inch and 12.9-inch 2018 iPad Pro models are also further discounted on Apple's refurbished site. The 11-inch iPad Pro (64GB, Wi-Fi) is available for $549.00, down from $699.00, while the 12.9-inch (64GB, Wi-Fi) is available for $699.00, down from $899.00.

All refurbished iPad models come with a new battery, new outer shell, free delivery and returns, and are backed by a one-year warranty. They've been tested, cleaned, and repackaged in a brand new box with all accessories and cables.

For Macs, Apple promises that each model has been fully tested and cleaned, and they include genuine Apple part replacements if necessary. iMacs and MacBooks also include one-year warranties, and brand new boxes with the necessary accessories and cables.

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jmckinstry

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Are there going to be non-refurbished versions of this generation for the new prices available anywhere? Not seeing the price drop at Best Buy, etc.
 

EugW

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Yeah, on the Apple Canada refurb store, the 64 WiFi iPad Pro dropped significantly. Too bad it's only 64 GB though.

They did raise the base price a bit for the new models, but at least the new models now come with 128 GB, which is perfect for me. Hopefully it also comes with 6 GB RAM.
 
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satchmo

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Yeah, on the Apple Canada refurb store, the 64 WiFi iPad Pro dropped significantly. Too bad it's only 64 GB though.

They did raise the base price a bit for the new models, but at least the new models now come with 128 GB, which is perfect for me. Hopefully it also comes with 6 GB RAM.
So tempted, even with 64gb...but I really want to learn more about the new iPad.
What can we truly do with Lidar?
Is wifi 6 a big deal?
Is the 12xz much faster than 12x?
And of course...amount of RAM
 

Dwalls90

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$150 off for 64GB is great. Not that impressed with the refreshed 128GB version to spend $150 more.
 

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Marquitos14

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I just purchased a 64gb ipad pro on Monday for 679! I will be contacting Apple to refund the difference.
 

oneMadRssn

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You really think that? There isn't that much different or a real "gotta have" if you already have an iPad Pro. There might be some selling, but a flood?
Yea, that's why I said bit of a flood. But there always is anytime a new Apple device comes out. There are some people that want to have the latest and greatest no matter what, and some of them rush to Swappa or eBay to unload whatever it is they have now to feed their addiction. And folks like us benefit :)
 

Relentless Power

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Do refurbished iPad / iPhones comes with a new display too?
I didn’t read far enough into this thread if someone answered your question, but yes, they do come with a new display (Unless the original display tested perfect/showEd no signs of damage/wear). The battery sometimes is replaced, but has to test at a threshold of 80%.
 
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haiggy

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So tempted, even with 64gb...but I really want to learn more about the new iPad.
What can we truly do with Lidar?
Is wifi 6 a big deal?
Is the 12xz much faster than 12x?
And of course...amount of RAM
I went for it. I only use 40GB right now on my current iPad and have plenty of iCloud storage. The extra $600 (after tax with an Apple Pencil Gen 2 + AppleCare) just isn't worth it in my mind...
Differences being:
64 GB vs 128 GB
No U1 Chip vs U1 Chip
4 GB RAM vs 6 GB RAM
Single Camera vs Multi Cam & Lidar
A12X vs A12Z
802.11ac vs Wifi 6

Looks like a lot of minor improvements that I can't justify...

Also... with the CAD $ being so garbage, we actually get some good prices on these. It's $699 USD which is $1019 CAD whereas the store lists it for $899 CAD.
 
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Mhanos

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I’ve never really messed around with an iPad Pro. The price of the 10.5 refurb looks pretty good but I’m not sure if it would be lost on me or not. I have a basic iPad from a few years ago and basically use it for typical movie, internet, email type stuff and my wife has an air from a few years ago as well, nothing too crazy on hers but she will use it to take videos at work.
What is the main selling point of a pro vs air or plain iPad? trying to figure out if an upgrade offers us much over our current situations.
 

csjcsj

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Sure they’ve dropped their prices. They gave me a quote of $240 to trade in my old iPP for a new one, while the Gazelle quote was over $500. This is a 12.9 iPP with cellular & 512 gig - what an insult.
 

meboy

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Are the 2020 iPads Not Bendy?

Exactly the same thickness as 2018.
What a joke if they still are. We will see..
 
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