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Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 2:28pm
Apple starts selling iPad mini, fourth-gen iPad refurbs
Apple has started selling refurbished models of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad at its online store. Selection is currently still limited, however; for the Mini, only 32GB Wi-Fi and 16 and 32GB cellular options are available. Fourth-gen iPad shoppers have access to 16GB Wi-Fi and 16 and 32GB cellular models.

Each unit includes a one-year warranty, a new battery, and a new outer shell. Typically, the availability of refurbs marks the end of any supply shortages for an Apple product, and also a later phase in its lifecycle. Apple doesn't appear ready to introduce new iPads before the summer or the fall, however.