Apple is separating the new smartphones into its usual low-cost versus high-cost categories, with big differences between the two models coming down to the camera, display, and battery life.
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Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished Sixth-Generation 9.7-Inch iPads at 15% Discount
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)
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.