Apple Event: Refurbished iPad mini, $249; iPad 4, $379
Apple has announced and will ship the iPad mini 2 and iPad Air on November 1. That said, it usually takes the company a few days if not weeks to discount previous generation refurbs. Not this time — refurbished iPad mini and iPad 4 configurations are now up to $50 less expensive across the board.
For example, the entry-level, wifi only refurbished iPad mini is now $249, a $30 discount, and the refurbished iPad 4 now starts at $379, a $40 markdown - individual model price cuts vary.
As always, refurbished iPad mini and refurbished iPad 4 models come with a full full + extendible AppleCare warranty, as well as new, never used battery and new back shell. And, yes, shipping is always free on the Apple Store for orders of $50 or more.
The one caveat here is that Apple doesn’t offer engraving, free or otherwise, with refurbished iPads.