The new iPads look bright, shiny, and tempting, but they may warrant quite a large sum depending on the model you want to get. The latest iPads from Apple, the Air comes with Apple's new boxy design philosophy, a stunning 10.9 Liquid Retina display, powered by the A14 Bionic, great iOS optimization just like the iPhone and support for Apple pencil and costs $899 AUD on Apple Austalia's website. The Pro is an eye-watering A$1,329. Those are pretty expensive listings for Apple's latest premium tablet devices. If that is too much for you to afford, but you still want to get one, there are other more cost-effective routes or options for you. In this post, we are going to discuss refurbished Tablets in Australia, where to get the best deals, how to validate a good refurbished iPad and some of the refurbished product's advantages.
Getting a refurbished one is the way to go if you are on a budget. They are Apple products, which means a premium build; they last longer and are still worth much in the second-hand market. They'll look brand new if you go for a good grade, making more sense to go for a refurbished iPad instead of a new one if your pockets are shallow.
When considering them, buying from reputable sources is vital to get warranty coverage in case of any defects with the products.
The first iPad mini was first launched all the way back in 2012 with the iOS 6 on board, since then five generations have been launched. The price of the refurbished iPad mini starts from $149 AUD and it’s a steal at that price
The iPad Air 1st gen features a 9.7-inch IPS LCD display and equipped with the A7 chipset. It performs remarkably well. The first-generation iPad Air 16GB Cellular model starts from $249.
The Pro version of the iPad perform exceptionally well and are equipped with all the best features. The first iPad Pro was launched in 2015 and since then four generations have been launched. The price of a refurbished iPad Pro 11" starts from $849 and iPad Pro 12.9" Second Gen starts from $949.
Good deals on renewed iPads may be hard to find in Australia, especially on trusted sources like Apple itself – yes, they also sell iPads refurbished which look brand new but come in a generic white box. If you come across available deals on these sites, don't hesitate to buy. Make sure you buy from a well known refurbished iPad store in Australia or a reputable retailer online.
You’ll find that reputable retailers like Phonebot have a wide variety of models to choose from. Make sure you buy from them as they have a long history of satisfied customers and great reviews.
The Apple refurbished store is also a good place to purchase refurbished products albeit it's at least twice as expensive as buying from a trusted seller like Phonebot. The only problem is that these deals are often unavailable. You may also consider checking on the different country-specific sites or Apple stores for countries closer to Australia or where you can ship them without much import tax or long shipping time. Considering it's Australia, you may not have those options. You can buy Jb-HiFi refurbished iPads but you might not get the best deal.
Apple's refurbishment process is exhaustive; as such, all sold through its Refurbished store on their website are guaranteed to be fully operational but you might not get a charger, connector or in original packaging. Apple offers products in various screen sizes and wearable gadgets like the Apple watch backed by Apple care so, we're sure you can find the perfect products that fit your needs.
Even though many persons will desire to purchase new iPads, a good number with shallow pockets can only afford to buy a refurbished one. Therefore, don't get rid of it if you think is damaged. Did you know you could sell it and use the money on the upgrade? A preowned iPad can save you a ton of money.
I don't think you will be okay with the fact that you bought it with your hard-earned money just to get home and realize that the it is not working. So before purchasing it, most especially from private sellers, verify the following:
It is of great priority to ensure that the seller did not steal the device since it is a crime to buy stolen goods. This is because the original owner can trace the device, and if it is discovered with you, you can face legal actions.
This implies that after purchase, there's a period to return the device if it is not functioning well. This gives you peace of mind.
Having another person's account without knowing the password will be a problem. This is because you will get your device locked after several attempts trying to unlock it. Therefore, always make sure the iCloud account and data are removed.
In cases where you are meeting up with the seller in person, have somebody come along with you to back you up in the deal for added safety.
If dealing with a private seller, endeavour to pay through a secure medium like Paypal. But before depositing this payment, test it first to be assured that it is working.
Always check battery health beforehand. Goto settings > battery to find out the battery health percentage. If its anywhere around 90% then your good to go. Anything under 80% is concerning and you might have to soon fork out a small fortune to get the battery replaced via a third party vendor.
The first one was released back in 2010 and Apple has come a long way since then, they have experimented and perfected the line-up with various models to suit every budget and size preference. They offer great battery life and available in different colour options like Space Grey, Silver, Gold & Rose Gold.
Conclusively, it may be troublesome to find the latest iPad (8th generation standard model) on the Apple Australia store, but you can also find some alluring previous-gen models. Some of these include the 2019 iPad mini 5, a collection of 2016 iPad Pro 9.7", 2018 iPad Pro 12.9", 2019 iPad Air and the 5th-generation standard iPad
For more info and model comparisons. Check Apple Australia