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Promoted 10-16-2014 by iconian at 12:36 PM View Original Post
Apple has 16GB Apple iPad Mini 7.9" WiFi Tablet w/ Retina Display (Refurbished) on sale with pricing starting at $249 for 16GB model. The 32GB model is $299, 64GB model is $349 and 128GB model is $439Shipping is free. Thanks ephesians429

Specs:
  • A7 Dual Core 64-bit CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Memory
  • WiFi N + Bluetooth 4.0
  • 7.9" 2048x1536 IPS LCD Display w/ 5MP Camera
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • iOS 7

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These come with a 1 year warranty and brand new battery.

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Edited October 18, 2014 at 08:49 AM by DeividdoSama
http://store.apple.com/us/product...space-gray

FYI, the old iPad mini 2 has the SAME processor and screen as the new iPad mini 3. It is basically not worth it to pay $399($150 more) for the iPad mini 3 over this refurbed iPad mini 2.


iPad mini 2 and mini 3 both have:
- A7 processor with M7 motion processor
- 7.9" retina display with same resolution

The only change I'm aware of is the iPad mini 3 has Touch ID and is available in Gold. Besides that, the specs are nearly identical!

16GB refurbed - $249
32GB refurbed - $299
64GB refurbed - $349 (no longer available in new. this is only available as refurb.)
128GB refurbed - $439 (no longer available in new. this is only available as refurb.)

Originally released October 2013
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
7.9-inch LED-backlit display
5-megapixel iSight camera
FaceTime HD camera
1080p HD video recording
A7 chip with 64-bit architecture
10-hour battery life
Smart covers (sold separately), instant on
Multi-Touch screen
.73 pound and 0.29 inch

Apple Certified Refurbished Products
- Quality products at great prices
- Rigorous refurbishment process prior to sale
- Covered by Apple's one-year limited warranty
- Covered by Apple's 14-day returns policy
- AppleCare Protection Plan can be purchased
- Engraving and gift wrap not available for refurbished iPods
- Supplies are limited
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Last Edited by thewndrr October 16, 2014 at 05:45 PM
Basic price comparison chart attached.

http://store.apple.com/us/ipad/compare

New model: 16GB price $299

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#4
Where does it say Retina?
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#5
scratch that, i'm dumb.


the new iPad Mini 3 was announced today, the iPad Mini 2 will go on sale across the board.

iPad Mini 2 is a Retina.
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Last edited by cbkcc1 October 16, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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Quote from cbkcc1 View Post :
looks like a new 16GB for $249?

http://store.apple.com/us/buy-ipa...-gray-wifi
That might be the first generation which is now $250 MSRP.
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Anyone know if the refurbs ship with iOS 7 or 8?
and how is the battery life on these? Main use would be web browsing/streaming videos.
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Last edited by manormortal October 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM
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Quote from NIKKG View Post :
Where does it say Retina?
Says it under features on the product page.
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Agree with the OP's points. Important: In New condition, the iPad Mini 2 is only being sold in 16/32 GB sizes. Right now, the refurb section has 64GB & 128GB options at good prices. Placed my 64GB order now!

I would guess, when these are gone we won't see many more.
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Last edited by LukeL October 16, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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Wow, that's a good deal.
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Quote from manormortal View Post :
Anyone know if the refurbs ship with iOS 7 or 8?
and how is the battery life on these? Main use would be web browsing/streaming videos.

The battery life is pretty good on these. Personal experience, I can watch at least several movies on Netflix before having to recharge it.

Quoted from www.gizmag.com
"I found the Retina iPad mini's battery life to be outstanding. In our standard test, where we streamed video with brightness set at 75 percent, it lasted an insane ten hours and 50 minutes. The iPad Air was the previous record holder in this test, but the Retina iPad mini shattered it by 25 percent."

Apple quotes it at up to 10 hours of battery life. Their testing is as follows:
Testing conducted by Apple in October 2013 using preproduction iPad mini 2 units and software. Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the following tasks: video playback, audio playback, and Internet browsing using Wi-Fi or cellular data network. Video content was a repeated 2-hour 23-minute movie purchased from the iTunes Store. Audio content was a playlist of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store. Internet over Wi-Fi and cellular data network tests were conducted using dedicated web and mail servers, browsing snapshot versions of 20 popular web pages, and receiving mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network (except for Internet browsing over cellular data network); the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off; Brightness was set to 50%; and WPA2 encryption was enabled. Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPad units; actual results may vary.
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does the mini have full gig ram? or its 500 meg?
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Quote from ephesians429 View Post :
The battery life is pretty good on these. Personal experience, I can watch at least several movies on Netflix before having to recharge it.

Quoted from www.gizmag.com
"I found the Retina iPad mini's battery life to be outstanding. In our standard test, where we streamed video with brightness set at 75 percent, it lasted an insane ten hours and 50 minutes. The iPad Air was the previous record holder in this test, but the Retina iPad mini shattered it by 25 percent."

Apple quotes it at up to 10 hours of battery life. Their testing is as follows:
Testing conducted by Apple in October 2013 using preproduction iPad mini 2 units and software. Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the following tasks: video playback, audio playback, and Internet browsing using Wi-Fi or cellular data network. Video content was a repeated 2-hour 23-minute movie purchased from the iTunes Store. Audio content was a playlist of 358 unique audio tracks purchased from the iTunes Store. Internet over Wi-Fi and cellular data network tests were conducted using dedicated web and mail servers, browsing snapshot versions of 20 popular web pages, and receiving mail once an hour. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network (except for Internet browsing over cellular data network); the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks and Auto-Brightness were turned off; Brightness was set to 50%; and WPA2 encryption was enabled. Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPad units; actual results may vary.
alright thanks.
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·  10-16-2014 at 12:41 PM
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Only difference between iPad mini 2 and 3 is fingerprint reader and I bet all apple fanboys will still switch asap.... Apple is genius....
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