iPad iPad Air 2 64gb LTE or refurb iPad Air 64gb LTE


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 13, 2013
The new iPad Air 2 64gb LTE is $780 with tax while the refurb iPad Air 64gb LTE is $577 with tax.

I've never purchased an iPad before and have only been using my school computer and iphone 5s. Considering the new macbook air is coming out within 4-8 months, I figured I'd upgrade my brick dell laptop to that. However, is the $200 difference worth it just to get the new iPad Air 2? Personally I think 16gb is out of the question considering iPad's tend to have music, movies, apps, etc. I found that out when I got my 16gb 5s and had to do a factory restore when I had 5 gbs of "other" and only 3 gbs of photos/apps/music leaving me no choice to wipe it if i wanted ios8. Thoughts?


macrumors 6502
Jan 20, 2014
If you don't mind not having the TouchID, the iPad Air is fantastic. It was the best tablet only until yesterday.


macrumors 68020
Nov 12, 2012
Get the refurb and save that $200 for when the MBA comes out.