Apple began offering refurbished models of its 10.5-inch iPad Pro on Wednesday via its online store in the U.S. and Canada.
There are quite a few variants to choose from, about 20 in all. That includes various colors and storage configurations in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The refurbished 10.5-inch iPad Pros retail for around 15 percent less than brand new models — so it might be a good time to pick one up if you’re in the market for an iPad Pro.
For the most basic configuration, a Wi-Fi-only model with 64 gigabytes of internal storage, Apple is pricing refurbished devices at $549. That’s about $100 off the same model sold as new. Currently, there are Silver, Gold and Space Gray versions available. Wi-Fi-only models with 256GB and 512GB retail for $649 and $849, respectively ($150 off the usual prices of $799 and $999).
If you’re wary of purchasing pre-owned electronics, keep in mind that Apple still offers its standard one-year warranty on the refurbished models (effective until one year from the date that the device is delivered). As with new iPad Pro devices, Apple also allows users to purchase the extended two-year warranty AppleCare+ for iPad for $99.
Apple says that it thoroughly inspects, tests and cleans all refurbished products before repackaging them in new white boxes, with all of the standard manuals and accessories included. The company also replaces the battery and outer steel of the devices with new components. Put simply, it’s tough (if not nearly impossible) to tell a refurbished model from a new one.
Of course, as with all of Apple’s refurbished products, supplies are limited. So it’s smart to place an order as soon as possible if you’re interested — particularly if you want a specific color or storage configuration.
Apple first introduced the 10.5-inch iPad Pro last June. It’s only slightly larger and heavier than the 9.7-inch iPad Pro that it replaces, and the tablet sports a display about 20 percent larger due to reduced bezels. The iPad Pro is powered by Apple’s A10X Fusion chip, and features Touch ID, a 12-megapixel rear camera, four speakers, and a ProMotion Retina display with a 120GHz refresh rate.