Refurbished iPad mini Retina hits the Apple online store for the first time
posted by Michael H. / Apr 17, 2014, 9:36 PM
Earlier today, there were 16GB Wi-Fi Retina iPad minis available on the store for $339, but they sold out pretty quickly. Still, there are some good deals to be had with Retina iPad minis at about 15% off. This means that you can get a 32GB Wi-Fi iPad mini Retina for $419, or a 64GB model for just $509. Those are still pretty high prices, but given the usual cost of the iPad mini Retina, it's really not so bad.
Presumably, this is just the beginning though. There will be more refurbished models on the way, so if you keep an eye on the Apple online store, there will likely be more of the $339 16GB models on the way eventually.
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I used the iPad mini Retina for some time at work and I find the device itself comes across as low quality and the usability is poor. The screen is bad quality compared to the iPad Air and the text on many apps doesn't scale well. Compared to my Samsung tablet, using multiple apps is really awkward on the iPad mini. And there is no simple file access. No Firefox with ad blocking. No pen for high quality sketching. The only reason to buy an iPad mini is to play games or watch videos. New, it's not worth $400 -- that's as much as PS4 and the PS4 will give a person a lot more entertainment value than an iPad mini. Sure a PS4 is something totally different and isn't portable, but it is an order of magnitude more awesome and fun.
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