Apple starts selling refurbished 2018 iPad Pro models in Europe

12.9-inch iPad Pro
12.9-inch iPad Pro (Image credit: Joseph Keller / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is selling refurbished 2018 iPad Pro models for the first time.
  • Savings of around 15% are available compared with buying new.
  • United States and Canada Apple Stores aren't yet selling refurbs.

Apple has started to sell certified refurbished 2018 iPad Pro models throughout Europe, as reported by MacRumors.

The United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland join Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Japan, and Hong Kong. While most countries only seem to have the 11-inch iPad Pro in stock currently, there is sporadic stock of the 12.9-inch model, too.

Buying a certified refurbished product directly from Apple is a great way of saving some extra money. Current pricing equates to around a 15% saving when compared to buying the same product new.

Apple says that all of its certified refurbished iPads are inspected, cleaned, and tested to ensure that they work as expected. They're then repackaged in a new white box and shipped out to customers. All the same documentation and accessories that would be expected with a new product are also included. Apple even replaces the device's battery and outer casing, too.

All of this means that Apple continues to offer its standard 12-month warranty on certified refurbished products and you can even buy AppleCare+ if the additional peace of mind is something that is important to you.

Apple is expected to announce a refreshed iPad Pro models within the coming weeks, although it isn't known what the company will do with the current models. On previous evidence we would expect them to simply be replaced in the lineup.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.