Refurbished Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd Gen) - Stellar Performer?
Apple has proved time and time again why they are on top, every device in their catalogue looks, feels and actually is premium. We don’t know how they do it, even their older devices perform exceptionally good. The only con to premium Apple devices is the price, not everyone can dish out thousands of dollars on a phone or a tablet especially in a time like this.
If you are a tech lover or if you are in the market looking for a refurbished iPad in Australia, how can you get an Apple iPad 12.9 at a decent price? You probably wondering you can’t but it is possible, let us tell you how.
In our experience and time using a refurbished iPad and a phone, we have realized that paying for a brand new phone is overrated when you can have the exact same iPad and experience with a refurbished iPad at a fraction of the price. Today, we’ll be discussing a Refurbished iPad 12.9, how it performs and if should you go for it.
We know it's an older device but we wanted to share our experience going through a refurbished iPad. A refurbished iPad might not be shipped in the original packaging. You don't need to go and spend over a thousand dollars just to get the latest iPad when you can save a ton of money by just purchasing a refurbished one.
The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 is equipped with a 12.9 inch IPS LCD screen that goes all the way up to 600 nits of brightness and supports the 120hz refresh rate. I thought that the 120hz refresh rate was just a marketing tactic or a gimmick but upon using the iPad, we were blown away by the screen and the smoothness.
The screen is excellent, bright and has punchy colours. That combined with the buttery smooth refresh rate, the iPad Pro 12.9 is a pleasure to use.
Apple has really gone all out on the display, also the 12.9-inch size is excellent and no matter if it’s video editing or gaming, you are sure to enjoy it. It has a resolution of 2048 x 2732 pixel with a pixel per inch density of 265.
The screen has an oleophobic coating on the front and the glass is scratch-resistant. It also has features like wide colour gamut and true tone which is excellent.
Let's talk about the dimensions and weight a bit, it has dimensions of 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm (11.05 x 8.46 x 0.23 in) and weighs 631 grams for the Wi-Fi variant and 633 grams for the LTE variant. The weight is evenly distributed which is great and it feels premium in the hand, Apple sure knows how to make a premium device.
Software and Performance
The iPad Pro (3rd gen) was launched with the iOS 12 but today you can be updated to the latest iPadOS 14.4 which means it’s future-proof. Apple has an excellent track record when it comes to updating their devices, they push out updates in a timely fashion which is one of the reasons why Apple users prefer the Apple ecosystem. The iPadOS 14.4 feels nice and smooth on the iPad and the 120hz high refresh rate certainly helps it in being extra fluid.
Let’s discuss the performance of the iPad 12.9 (3rd gen). Under the hood, it is powered by Apple’s A12X Bionic chipset which is a 7nm chipset, it helps the iPad in being power-efficient and powerful at the same time. In my tests, the performance of the iPad has been stellar which was what I was expecting when I was first going through the specs.
The screen size is also great/movies games on the 12.9-inch screen is a sight to behold. Performance is excellent like I said and it handles every app, game and is an excellent choice for power users.
Why Buy a Refurbished iPad Pro 12.9”
The Apple iPad Pro 12.9” was launched at a starting price of $1,529 and went all the way up to $2,869, not many people can afford a gadget at this price. Here’s where, refurbished iPads come in, you can get the same iPad model in like-new condition at a fraction of the price. You can buy a refurbished Apple iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd generation) 256gb for $1,149. On top of that, you might get a warranty if you buy from a reputable retailer.
Refurbished iPads offer insane value for money and if you’re looking for an Apple iPad then you should definitely buy a refurbished one if you’re looking for the best value for your money.