Refurbished iPad Pro models now available on Apple Store

iPad Pro Refurbished

The iPad Pro is almost 10 months old, which means it has been around long enough for Apple to start offering refurbished models. The 12.9-inch version is now available refurbished through Apple's online shop, starting at $679 for the 32GB WiFi-only model in Gold, Silver and Space Gray. You can also nab a refurbished cellular model for $919. That's $120 cheaper than a new WiFi-model and $160 off the 128GB cellular version .

All refurbished Apple products are certified, tested and come with a 1-year warranty. They also ship with a new battery and outer shell. This is an advantage over buying a used third-party model because it ensures you won't get a scratched up tablet with a battery that will die in a few months.

Apple offering refurbished iPad Pro models could also indicate that a new model may be around the corner, however, the future of the iPad is uncertain. There hasn't been many credible rumors about the second-generation tablet, but there was a leak of an alleged prototype back in July. It also wouldn't be shocking if Apple skipped one iPad cycle due to slumping tablet sales.

Apple released a 9.7-inch version of the iPad Pro in March 2016, but it didn't help improve overall sales. Apple announced in July a decline in all hardware shipments in Q3 2016. While this is the first time the iPhone has seen a slump, iPad shipments have been slowing for a few years.

It is unknown if Apple will launch a second-generation iPad Pro in 2016, but if they do it will most likely be sometime in October, after the release of the iPhone 7.

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