Who’s psyched about Apple’s brand spanking new 1-pound iPad Air and the first ever iPad mini with Retina display? Well, you damn well should be, but guess what, we have more good news for all ye lovely iFans out there.
Specifically, for Apple aficionados on a tight budget. Even more specifically, those of you that can’t afford the iPad Air or Mini Retina. Or that don’t want any of the two, though for the life of me I can’t understand how that could be possible.
Anyways, let’s cut to the chase and bring out the good news. In good old Apple fashion, as new iPads have made their way to the headlines, a few of the old ones have been nixed, while others have been discounted.
The dusty old iPad mini thus starts at $299 nowadays, but if you want to save even more money, you can score a refurbished unit for just $249. That’s $30 less than before, $50 below the new retail price and a whopping 150 bucks less than iPad mini Retina’s starting price.
And remember, there’s nothing wrong with refurb iDevices as long as you get them via Apple’s online store, where they include one-year warranties and are as good as new.
But what if you want some extra screen real estate and are too thrifty to go for the iPad Air? Fret not, as the fourth-gen 9.7-inch iPad, also sporting a Retina screen, has had its price slashed to $379 in a refurbished, Wi-Fi only, 16 GB flavor. Now that’s a fantastic deal, since the OG iPad 2 goes for a steeper $399 brand new.
<Source: US Apple Store>