Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished Sixth-Generation 9.7-Inch iPads at 15% Discount
Apple has added sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad models to its refurbished store in the United States for the first time since their release in March 2018. Prices are discounted by 14 to 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models.
The following configurations are available in Space Gray, Silver, or Gold:
- 32GB / Wi-Fi is $279 refurbished ($50 off - $329 brand new)
- 128GB / Wi-Fi is $369 refurbished ($60 off - $429 brand new)
- 32GB / Wi-Fi + Cellular is $389 refurbished ($70 off - $459 brand new)
- 128GB / Wi-Fi + Cellular is $479 refurbished ($80 off - $559 brand new)
Orders placed today are estimated to be delivered in the first week of December. Quantities are limited, however, so we recommend acting fast or using Refurb Tracker to monitor when inventory is replenished.
Apple says certified refurbished iPad models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged in a new white box, with all accessories and documentation included. Every refurbished iPad receives a new battery and a new outer shell, making it virtually indistinguishable from a brand new iPad.
Every refurbished iPad is covered by Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the tablet is delivered. The coverage can be extended to two years from the refurbished purchase date with AppleCare+ for iPad, which costs $69 or $3.49 per month for the the 9.7-inch iPad in the United States.
While certified refurbished iPads represent a decent opportunity for savings, better deals were offered on the sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad on Black Friday last week. Walmart and Target, for example, offered the Wi-Fi model with 32GB of storage for just $249 brand new, less than Apple's refurbished price of $279.
Those interested in a better deal on the sixth-generation iPad can monitor the price charts in our continuously updated Apple Deals roundup.