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Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished 2018 iPad Pro Models [Updated]

Apple has begun selling certified refurbished 2018 iPad Pro models in several European countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland, in addition to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Japan, and Hong Kong.


In most of the countries, only 11-inch models are available, but there are some 12.9-inch models available in the likes of Singapore and Hong Kong. We recommend using the website Refurb Tracker to monitor Apple's inventory.

Prices are discounted by approximately 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new 2018 iPad Pro models from Apple.

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 Pro, which costs $129 or $5.99 per month for up to 24 months in the United States.

Apple has yet to add the refurbished 2018 iPad Pro models to its online store in the United States or Canada, but it likely will within the next few days. We'll update this article and send out a tweet when that happens.

While certified refurbished products provide a decent opportunity for savings directly from Apple, better deals are often available through authorized resellers like Amazon, which just this week is offering some of the lowest-ever prices on brand new 2018 iPad Pro models in the United States.

Update: The certified refurbished 2018 iPad Pro models are now available in the United States and Canada too.

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2 weeks ago
lol why buy refurbs when retail has new ones for less than Apple's refurb pricing?
Rating: 8 Votes
2 weeks ago
I’ll be surprised if new pros hit this year
Rating: 7 Votes
2 weeks ago
To whoever gets my 12.9 inch IPP that I exchanged for an 11: You're welcome. :)
Rating: 6 Votes
2 weeks ago

Wonder why it took so long.


I wondered the same thing. The cynic in me says Tim knew these products were expensive and people would wait for refurbs; so he held on to try to force their hand to pay full price for new.

I mean, with the amount of returns going on (based on this forum alone) with bending and touchscreen issues you'd think there would be a lot of refurbs available.
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago

lol why buy refurbs when retail has new ones for less than Apple's refurb pricing?

Might be the case in the US, but definitely not in Europe. I honestly barely see Apple products discounted over here.
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago

I’ll be surprised if new pros hit this year

Same here. It's been less than a year since it was released. I'm betting a Spring 2020 refresh. But what do I know?
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago
Pretty sure Apple started selling refurb 2017 Pros in January the year following their announcement. I was hoping to get one refurb around then, but ended up buying used. Wonder why it took so long.

Regardless... Best Buy, Costco, and others regularly have better discounts at this point in the product cycle on new hardware vs Apple refurbished.

It’d be cool someday if Apple offered a deal on its products that was better than other stores. It’s almost never practical to buy from Apple directly. This could change with Apple Card, slightly, maybe?
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago

I’m in the market for a new iPad but these refurbs are not a good deal considering Amazon nearly always has the new Pros on sale.

Will Apple ever be competitive on pricing these?


90% of the time any Amazon deal is for a used device, many missing power cords or shipping with a no-name 3rd party cord, with an expired Apple warranty. Read the reviews. I’ll pass!
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago
For the people saying buying a refurb is not worth it, maybe so in the US but here in Germany, the prices for the new ones are ostentatious.

I'm very inclined to get a 256 GB 11" refurb with the student discount and Apple Care+, which comes down to about €1000. But I'm also cautious cos I think the new ones are hitting in Spring 2020 and I would really regret the purchase if they update with a better and flush camera and a stronger casing.
Rating: 1 Votes
2 weeks ago

I wondered the same thing. The cynic in me says Tim knew these products were expensive and people would wait for refurbs; so he held on to try to force their hand to pay full price for new.

I mean, with the amount of returns going on (based on this forum alone) with bending and touchscreen issues you'd think there would be a lot of refurbs available.


If they announce new ones next month, it would make sense to have previous gen refurb at a lower price point.

Pricing is still wack compared to the market for new devices.
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