2018 iPad Pro price cut makes it a better deal than the new 10th generation iPad

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The latest deal from Apple on the 11-inch iPad Pro from 2018 might make it a better deal than its brand new 10th generation iPad.

The 2018 iPad Pro has been in the Certified Refurbished Store, Apple's online store that features used Apple products that have been meticulously refurbished and sold in like-new condition, for years now. It's already been a decent deal but, as Michael Burkhardt noticed on Twitter and was reported by MacRumors, Apple has responded to the launch of the 2022 iPad Pro models with an additional price cut.

Customers can grab a 2018 11-inch iPad Pro in the 64GB configuration for just $469, a $230 discount off of the original price. That's just a twenty-dollar increase of the new base-model 10th-gen new iPad 2022 Apple announced yesterday.

Apple's Certified Refurbished models are a hidden gem

Burkhardt notes that, with the 2018 iPad Pro that is incredibly already four years old, you'll get "Face ID, 120Hz, Stage Manager, P3, and a laminated display" for almost the same price as the new base model iPad which is missing all of those features.

Apple's refurbished versions of the 2018 iPad Pro are available to order now, with shipping times as soon as two days with express shipping. if you don't want to pay $8.00 for express shipping, regular shipping is also available for free. You can also choose your local Apple Store as the place for pickup.

Customers who take advantage of Apple's Certified Refurbished program get a "like new" device with AppleCare with savings of up to 15% on the purchase.

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.

If you want to find some things to spend that savings on, check out our list of the Best 2018 11-inch iPad cases in 2022.

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.