Apple Cuts Pricing on Refurbished Original iPad and iPad 2 Models by $20-$50


Apple today reduced prices on all refurbished models of the original iPad and iPad 2 in its online store, knocking between $20 and $50 off of each model. The price drops include:

iPad 2

- 16 GB Wi-Fi: $319, down $30 from $349
- 32 GB Wi-Fi: $399, down $50 from $449
- 64 GB Wi-Fi: $499, down $50 from $449

- 16 GB Wi-Fi+3G: $449, down $30 from $479
- 32 GB Wi-Fi+3G: $529, down $50 from $579
- 64 GB Wi-Fi+3G: $629, down $50 from $679

Original iPad

- 16 GB Wi-Fi: $279, down $20 from $299
- 32 GB Wi-Fi: $349, down $50 from $399
- 64 GB Wi-Fi: $449, down $50 from $499

- 16 GB Wi-Fi+3G: $379, down $20 from $399
- 32 GB Wi-Fi+3G: $449, down $50 from $499
- 64 GB Wi-Fi+3G: $549, down $50 from $599

Apple has yet to begin offering refurbished models of the new third-generation iPad, but for comparison last year the company first offered refurbished iPad 2 models in late August at a $50 discount from brand-new pricing.

(Thanks, Brad!)

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Posted: 32 months ago
wow, it's pretty amazing that you can buy a good-as-new iPad 2 from Apple for a mere $319...
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
You can all thank me for the price drop. I just bought one last week for my mom for Mothers day :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

You can all thank me for the price drop. I just bought one last week for my mom for Mothers day :rolleyes:


Thanks! Now call Apple and get your price adjustment refund. ;)
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

iPad 2
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- 64 GB Wi-Fi: $499, down $50 from $449
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That's the worst price cut I've seen this year. You might want to correct that.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

wow, it's pretty amazing that you can buy a good-as-new iPad 2 from Apple for a mere $319...


Or a perfectly good iPad 1 for $279! Compare what an iPad 1 can do for you (and how well it can do it) vs. a sluggish, small-screen $200 Kindle Fire with no great apps! The iPad 1 is even a better Kindle reader than the Kindle.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

The iPad 1 weighs four times a Kindle 4, so... not so much.


The Kindle is nice and light, and the smaller screen helps that, it’s true. However, for that one purpose (pure portability even if functionality is greatly lost), get an e-ink Kindle for even cheaper, and with much longer battery life. If your needs are greater than that, then you give up so much with a Fire that weight alone will not make it worth it.

I see a reason for the e-ink Kindles to exist (weight and bright-sunlight outdoorsmen/readers especially) but not so much reason for the Fire to exist. From a consumer-value perspective.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
I'm hoping to buy a 2 for Christmas. Keep the price drops coming!
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
Wow... So I could get a 64GB iPad 2 for $499, or I could get a 64GB iPad 3 for $699...

I'm really not sure the iPad 3 is worth that much more, and having actually held the device in my hand, I actually do feel the difference and prefer the lighter weight of the iPad 2.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

Yes. From what I read on the forum this is apple's way to encourage users to upgrade their old hardware...


My iPhone 3g was rendered practically useless after ios4 was installed. Not making that mistake again!

If apple seriously think that it's acceptable for upgrades to be offered on hardware that doesn't really support the upgrade that's pushed at them via iTunes, only for users to find out later that their device just crawls along, then they overestimate loyalty...
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago

My iPhone 3g was rendered practically useless after ios4 was installed. Not making that mistake again!

If apple seriously think that it's acceptable for upgrades to be offered on hardware that doesn't really support the upgrade that's pushed at them via iTunes, only for users to find out later that their device just crawls along, then they overestimate loyalty...


I agree. Same thing happened to my iPhone 3g, and it REALLY TICKED ME OFF!! I could barely text after those last updates, not to mention the wifi suddenly stopped working. I did the $49 upgrade to the iPhone 3gs which I still have, and am going to stop doing the updates now out of fear that they want to suck some more money out of me.

The iPad2 seems to have enough horse power to play the iOS upgrade game for a while more. Maybe get it to 6 plus a few minor updates then test the waters from there. They don't make billions in revenue by making things last, that's for sure. Planned obsolence in full effect my friends!!!
Rating: 2 Votes

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