Apple Certified Refurbished iPads Now Available
Now that Apple is able to keep up with demand for the iPad, they are offering Certified Refurbished
models at the Apple Online Store. This is the first time iPads have been made available at a discounted price. Apple’s supply of iPads has increased dramatically of late, as new orders now ship within 24 hours. Also, Best Buy is set to expand iPad sales to all of their stores by September 26. As I recently reported, Target stores are also rumored to be carrying the iPad in the near future.
Apple is currently offering the Wi-Fi models at a $50 discount. The 16GB now sells for $449, the 32GB model for $549, and the 64 GB model for $649. All Apple certified refurbished products are covered by a 1-year warranty and include a new battery and outer shell. The fact that Apple provides a new battery is a nice touch, since changing the battery is nearly impossible for most users. iPad 3G models are yet to be made available, but Apple is sure to have more refurbished models available in the near future.
Does this signal a new iPad on the horizon? Only Apple knows for sure. If the rumors are true-that Apple is working on a new iPad model that includes Facetime support, we may yet see further iPad discounts in the not too distant future.