Those considering getting an iPad Mini, might want to hold on, at least until April, when reportedly, the refurbished models will finally surface on the market. So far, Apple has been providing the best refurbished models in the industry, so itís no wonder a lot of Cupertino fans will be excited by the news.
To predict the discounts the refurbished models are going to sport, we should turn our attention to the iPad 2, because specs-wise, the two models are quite similar. The iPad 2 was first announced back in March of 2011 and just six months later the Apple Store released the first refurbished models. For example, the discount was 7% off the official $649 price for the 64GB WiFi model. Following this train of thought, cheaper iPad Mini models should hit the market somewhere around April or at the beginning of May.
Customers can purchase the iPad mini at the moment for $329, but letís say the company will apply a 10% discount, thus reducing the price to $296.
Talk of Apple working on a second version of the iPad mini are already circling the world wide web and in the eventuality that such an event will happen, Apple will surely have to cut prices on the non-refurbished models as well.
However, history has proven that, even if Apple does apply discounts to the refurbished models, they are pretty modest. Even so, such offers tend to sell out quickly so if you are interested in such a deal, you might consider an email alert that will notify you as soon as Apple puts these devices on sale.
Source: CS Monitor