From 9to5Toys.com:
apple-store-refurbished-ipad-mini-9to5macUpdate: Refurbished iPods are getting some price drop loving as well! Apple has knocked $30 of the price of iPod Touch 32Gb 5th generation models. They are now available for $219 with free shipping or in-store pickup. That’s $10 less than a new 16GB iPod Touch, which doesn’t even have a rear camera.

In light of today’s product announcements, Apple has slashed the prices of iPads in its refurbished online store. The first-generation iPad mini now starts at just $249, a drop of $30 from the previous refurbished price, and $50 below the new retail price. All other configurations received either the same $30 price drop or a $20 dip. If I were in the market for an iPad mini today and wasn’t willing to pay the Retina premium, I would most certainly opt for the Apple refurbished mini and save $50.

Also, the refurbished full-size iPad 4th-generation with Retina Display is now priced at $379. That’s $20 below the current retail price for an iPad 2 and includes a Retina Display, Lightning connector, and souped-up specs. It is without a doubt a better purchase than the nearly three year old iPad 2. Models with WiFi + 4G connectivity received at least a $40 price drop as well.

Apple refurbished devices are generally regarded as “good-as-new” by past purchasers and come with the same 1-year warranty as their new counterparts.

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2 Responses to “Apple cuts refurbished iPad prices: mini starts at $249, 4th-gen cheaper than a new iPad 2 (Update: iPods too!)”

  1. The iPad 2 is sticking around to support enterprise and education businesses that have already invested heavily in the 30 pin connectors and will look to replace their iPads for a while, still.

    It appears to be a smart move because it clearly shows that they’re choosing to support those enterprise users by continuing to offer the older technology so that they don’t have to stick with the rapid updates of the consumer electronics industry.

    The Air looks awesome, though. That’s what I’ll be getting.

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  2. I’ve been waiting for the price drop of the 4th gen, and it’s finally here!

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