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Apple updates it Certified Refurbished store with new discounts on MacBook Air and iPad Pro

Person drawing on iPad Pro
Person drawing on iPad Pro (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has updated its Certified Refurbished website.
  • The update brings new discounts to previous generations of Macbook Air and iPad Pro.
  • Certified Refurbished products can save buyers up to 15% compared to buying new.

Apple launched a ton of new products today, but the biggest news by far was the new Macbook Air and iPad Pro. In addition to the company launching updated models of each, it also updated its Certified Refurbished store with new inventory and dropped the prices on its previous models. The Apple Certified Refurbished program provides those who don't need a new device to save money while still receiving a great experience.

"Every Apple Certified Refurbished product completes a rigorous refurbishment process that includes full testing that meets the same functional standards as new Apple products. Your refurbished device is truly "like new," with special savings of up to 15%."

The previous generation Macbook Air, for instance, is available in refurbished for $719.00 (opens in new tab), a $480.00 discount from its normal price of $1199.00. While it does not have the new Magic Keyboard or the latest chips, it is the best price seen yet for this generation of Macbook Air.

The previous-generation iPad Pro has also received a nice price cut. For example, the 11-inch base model is now $549.00 (opens in new tab), a $150.00 price decrease from its original selling price of $699.00. If you don't need the new processor or camera sensors contained in the newest iPad Pro, you can grab hefty savings. Even better, the 2018 iPad Pro will stick work with the new Magic Keyboard when it comes out in May.

All of Apple's refurbished products go through an inspection process where they are rigorously cleaned and updated with new parts when needed.

"You will receive a "like new" device with genuine Apple replacement parts (as needed) that has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. Refurbished iOS devices will come with new battery and outer shell. Every device will come with all accessories, cables and operating systems. All Apple Certified Refurbished products are packaged in a brand new white box and will be sent to you with free shipping and returns. We back this quality commitment by including our standard one-year limited warranty with every Apple Certified Refurbished product. You also have the option of getting additional coverage by purchasing AppleCare products."

You can shop around for all of Apple's refurbished products on their Certified Refurbished (opens in new tab) website.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.