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Old 21-10-2015, 09:53 AM   #1
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question on refurbished ipad air 2

hi. looking to buy ipad air2 and looking at the refurbished set.

before i hoot just wanna consult the sexperts here. should i be concerned about buying refurbished sets? or safer to buy brand new.
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Old 21-10-2015, 11:52 AM   #2
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Just buy brand new n AppleCare. Warranty is e biggest issue.
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Old 21-10-2015, 01:39 PM   #3
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The time I also thinking of getting a refurbished set for my own use. Although Apple claim that they change the casing and battery, but it still cost a lot of a used device for me.
So what I did is I got from a forum here for $500, 128gb with still warranty till next year March, went to Apple and request them to replace due to battery. Therefore it still a refurbished set. Just the warranty ain't 12 month.
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Old 22-10-2015, 12:18 PM   #4
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personally i prefer a brand new set

but if buying apple care for ipad then new or refurb doesnt matter anymore
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Old 24-10-2015, 02:21 PM   #5
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At this point of time, I wouldn't buy ipad air 2 if i can help it. air 3 will probably come out in early 2016... they hold back this year because of ipad pro but I think ipad pro sales will sucks and they will release air 3 quickly to make up for the sales.
So it means that if you buy now, your ipad air 2 will suffer a big drop in price in just 3-4 months.
If really need to buy, just buy refurb, save almost $200 and still 12 months warranty and looks new. Internal components normally don't spoil easily.
I am still using a ipad 3... wanted to upgrade to air 3.. and still waiting..

Read this about refurb ipad

http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/ip...-ipad-3460867/

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Old 24-10-2015, 07:11 PM   #6
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bought a ipad air 2 refurbished, looks a feel like new
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Old 25-10-2015, 08:20 PM   #7
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refurbished set can save you some $, & can use the difference to get Apple care
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:09 AM   #8
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can use installment for refurbished Ipads?
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:26 PM   #9
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My ipad air 2 was refurbished. In terms of savings, its significant. And you get to buy apple care+ on it as well. Use the savings to buy accessories (tempered glass, case etc...) The quality of the rfb ipad air 2 is as good as the BNIB. yes the packaging is different, if thats a concern to you.

Same thing if you are not happy with the rfb ipad air 2 due to cosmetic damages etc, u still can call them for another delivery within the 14 day period.

the only difference is the model number that you will see in the Settings-General-About part... the 1st alphabet will be "N" if that is even a concern to you. "N" indicates refurbished. Brand new is "M"

Just my sgd0.02 (savings made from buying refurbished ipad air 2) thoughts....
ultimately up to you...
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:18 AM   #10
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Sold my Samsung Tab S and bought a refurbished iPad Air 2 end Dec 15. Everything is new, including a plastic sheet wrapped over the iPad. To save even more money, plan a eating + shopping trip to KSL City at JB, I bought a tempered glass screen protector at RM35 and a Smart Case that looks and works like the original one @ RM65.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:29 PM   #11
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refurbished set are ipad that are returned to apple and the technicians then retest and repair if neccessary, ensuring that these products meet the same quality standards as required for brand new product. All refurbished units does not come complete in its original box, accessories and packaging.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:58 PM   #12
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You can trust Apple refurbished products. My 4 year old 2011 refurbished iMac still works like new now.

My refurbished iPad 1 and iPad mini are still running.

And if you not satisfied with its appearance, you can always reject it.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:59 PM   #13
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refurbished set are ipad that are returned to apple and the technicians then retest and repair if neccessary, ensuring that these products meet the same quality standards as required for brand new product. All refurbished units does not come complete in its original box, accessories and packaging.
I think you meant all refurbished units come complete with accessories and packaging.

The box will look a little bit different, and it wil be indicated "refurbished".
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:36 PM   #14
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I think you meant all refurbished units come complete with accessories and packaging.

The box will look a little bit different, and it wil be indicated "refurbished".
Box is white in color
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:55 PM   #15
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Got refeb iPad 2 and Air. Seriously you can't tell the difference in appearance from new. Even if u get new and along the way it needs to be service then Apple will also give u refab instead of 1 to 1 exchange.

If u can overcome the feeling of using refab then it's a great savings.
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