iPad Refurbished iPad Pro?

AppleMan2015

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Hey all,

Does anyone have any experience buying a refurbished iPad Pro 11"?

I was thinking that it would be just as good as a brand new one, but slightly more affordable and reasonable with price.

What do you guys think?
 

Hym tix

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Only visible difference is that you’ll receive the iPad in a plain white box instead of the retail box.

Otherwise, yes the battery and screen should be same as new.

EDIT: This only applies to buying from apple.com at their refurbished sales storefront.
 
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muzzy996

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I’d consider a refurbished iPad Pro from Apple but I wouldn’t from a 3rd party reseller. Direct from Apple I’d know that I’d be getting a year of warranty but there’s no telling what I’d get from a 3rd Party or who did the refurbishment for that matter.

There are those who will debate the quality of Apple’s refurbishment and I won’t deny that some documented cases of workmanship issues exist but the fact remains that the full warranty coverage is there so it warrants a look for me personally. If one parlays the savings into AppleCare+ then they can get even more peace of mind vs a new device.
 

aakshey

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Stick to buying from Apple only. With Apple refurb you get full warranty and can even buy AC+.
 

PetteriKiller

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^I did buy an refurbished 9,7" iPad Pro Wi-Fi Cellular 128 Gb from Apple official reseller, as I gave a dead one for trade. It was not particularly cheap - nothing is here in Finland with 24% VAT - but it is as new.

No box, no charger, just iPad Pro wrapped in plastic. One year warranty.

New 10,2" Wi-Fi Cellular with pen isn't that much more expensive so I'd probably choose it if I had another chance..
 

bapegg

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I bought my refurbished Pro 11 directly from Apple. I got the 512GB LTE version and also purchased Apple Care +. No problems with my IPad. I agree with others, buy refurbished directly from Apple Since you get the standard 1 year warranty and can purchase Apple Care.
 
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aakshey

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I bought my refurbished Pro 11 directly from Apple. I got the 512GB LTE version and also purchased Apple Care +. No problems with my IPad. I agree with others, buy refurbished directly from Apple Since you get the standard 1 year warranty and can purchase Apple Care.
Where is Apple selling LTE based iPad Pro 2018s?
 

muzzy996

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Stock comes and goes. Currently see 256gb and 1tb versions of the LTE variant of the 11" iPP on Apple's refurbished section of their site.
 

chrisforpm

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I just ordered a certified Apple refurb, waiting for it to get delivered. From every review I see online, it should basically be as good as new.