Apple says certified refurbished iPad models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged in a new white box, with all accessories and documentation included. Every refurbished iPad receives a new battery and a new outer shell, making them virtually indistinguishable from brand new iPads.
Refurbished iPads are covered by Apple’s standard one-year warranty. This coverage can be extended to two years with AppleCare+ for the 10.2-inch iPad, available for a one-time fee of $69 or $3.49 per month for 24 months in the United States.
Introduced in September 2019, the 10.2-inch iPad features an A10 Fusion chip, 32GB and 128GB storage capacities, a Smart Connector for Smart Keyboard support, first-generation Apple Pencil support, a Touch ID home button, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and up to 10 hours of battery life. It is available in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.
While certified refurbished iPads represent a decent opportunity for savings straight from Apple, better deals are often available from resellers like Amazon and Best Buy. Be sure to monitor our Apple Deals roundup.
(Thanks, Shanmugam Senthivel!)