We all want the latest and greatest Apple devices but the sad news is they rarely go on sale straight from the source.
But, there is hope: certified-refurbished devices are basically as good as new and don’t require emptying your bank account.
Here’s a bunch of different options, ranging in price from about $85 to $399. From old-school first-gen iPad Minis to more modern iPad Airs, you’ll surely find a model that fits your needs and fills that Apple-sized hole in your heart.
The iPad Mini is incredibly compact, but still packs 16GB of flash memory, 0.5GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity, two built-in cameras, and 10 hours of battery life. This one comes with a B+ rating, so it may show light to normal wear and tear, but is completely tested and verified to be fully functional.
While it normally retails for $329, you can save 74% and pick it up for just $84.99 now.
$100 – $150
It may be older, but the iPad 2 still has a lot to love about it. It comes with a dual-core A5 chip to help you get more done faster and will last up to 10 hours on one charge. You can also make FaceTime calls, record HD 720p video, and take PhotoBooth pics with front and back cameras. This one also features 16GB of flash storage and 0.5GB of RAM.
Originally retailing for $345, you can pick up this grade A iPad in black for just $149.99.
Prefer the more minimalist white version? This iPad 2 is also certified-refurbished with an A grade and features 16GB of storage.
It’s worth $273, but you can pick it up for $119.99.
If 16GB of storage just doesn’t cut it for you, you can also pick up a 32GB version of the iPad 2 in black. No worries, this one still comes with an A rating.
Worth $345, you can grab this certified-refurbished iPad 2 for $149.99.
$150 – $200
If an iPad 2 is just a bit too old for you, you can step up to the iPad 3 and still get a stellar deal on refurbished models. With an A5X chip, dual-core processor, Siri functionality, and a 5-megapixel iSight camera, the iPad 3 packs quite the punch in a small package. This white one features 16GB of storage and earned an A rating.
Worth $387, you can grab yourself an iPad 3 for just $169.99.
Prefer a black iPad over white? To each their own. This one earned an A rating as well and packs 16GB of storage.
Also worth $387, you can get a refurbished iPad 3 in black for $169.99.
For those who need more storage, you can pick up a grade-A iPad 3 in black with 32GB of storage for just $189 (originally retailing for $420).
$200 – $300
More powerful than its predecessor, the iPad Mini 2 features a 7.9-inch Retina display for incredibly clear and detailed resolution. That means you can stream your favorite content in a brand new way. Plus, advanced technology lets you complete tasks faster than ever. You’ll also get 32GB of flash storage.
Originally retailing for $639, you can pick up this certified-refurbished iPad Mini 2 for just $289.
$300 – $400
Sporting a stunning 9.7-inch display with 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution for an insane streaming experience, and a 1.5GHz processor for speed, this ultra-slim iPad Air 2 allows for surfing, working, and playing all at once. It also comes with a built-in fingerprint scanner for your security and a huge 64GB memory.
Worth $885, you can get this grade-A certified refurbished iPad Air 2 for just $399 now.
Don’t need that much space? This iPad Air 2 features the same capabilities, plus Siri functionality, but less flash memory. It’s also rated A, which means it shows a few to zero signs of scuffing on the case.
Worth $756, you can pick up this certified-refurbished iPad Air 2 for just $339.