iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad Pro - which refurbished iPad suits you best?
Do you want to buy an iPad but feel a bit overwhelmed by the selection? No problem, we have put together a list of the best refurbished iPads for you, which will not only impress you with their performance but also with their low price.
In general, you should think about what you want to do with the iPad beforehand: is it more for private use or do you also want to do a lot of your work with it?
Which size is sufficient for you: 9.7", 10.5", 11" or 12.9"? If you're not sure, and you can't go to a shop right now, use this simple trick: cut out the different sizes from a cardboard box and hold them in your hand one by one. Which one feels good? Which one fits in your bag?
How much memory do you need on an iPad? Most new models offer different memory sizes: 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB. Note: not all models offer all storage sizes. If you're more into surfing and streaming series, you won't need more than 64GB. But if you use larger applications or edit films, you shouldn't buy an iPad with less than 256 GB. Otherwise, you'll quickly reach the limits of your iPad.
Now that you know what to look out for, let's take a look at the top 4 refurbished iPads of 2022!
The 2018 iPad 9.7" is the 6th generation of the classic iPad range. Up until this model, users could only use the Apple Pencil on the Pro version, but it is now finally possible on the regular iPad version. Thanks to the pencil, you can now do more with graphic design and drawing apps, take handwritten notes and easily jump back and forth between apps. The Retina display with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels displays everything clearly and brightly.
How much is the iPad refurbished? At Back Market, you can buy the 6th generation from 2018 and save around 50% compared to the original price. Prices vary depending on the condition and storage capacity (32 and 128 GB). Note: The Apple Pen is not included and must be purchased separately.
Conclusion: With the iPad 6 you get a practical and handy iPad that optimally supports all the functions of the year 2021. The three years that it already has "on the hump" are not noticeable to the iPad and it performs everything without jerks. For private use and as an entry-level model or for online teaching, the iPad 6 with its 9.7" dimensions is absolutely recommendable.
Now let's move on to the 2019 iPad 7, which marks the 7th generation. Starting in 2019, the iPad began being made slightly larger. So instead of 9.7", the iPad 7 has a screen size of 10.2". The touch button is still there, so you still have the original iPad vibe. The battery lasts just under 13 hours when playing back video with an average brightness.
Some users find the thick edges a bit old-fashioned, but the aesthetic is just fine in our opinion. If you are a fan of the iPhone 8 or iPhone SE 2020, you will also be happy with the iPad 7. If you want a bezel-less design, you have to go in the direction of the iPad Air or iPad Pro. The cost of an iPad 7 refurbished with 128 GB of memory is around $490 - depending on the condition and storage volume.
Conclusion: If you don't own an iPad yet and 9.7" is a little too small for you, then the 7th generation iPad is the perfect model for you. The low price and A10 chip, which is also in the iPhone 7, still allows you to run your applications smoothly in 2022.
Between the iPad Air 3 and its predecessor lie a proud 5 years, in which a lot has happened in the iPad world. Many iPad fans complained that the gap between the Pro and the normal iPad had become too wide. Apple finally closed it in 2019 with the iPad Air 3. Its display size grew from 9.7 to 10.5" and yet did not lose its elegant and slim design. Inside is the A12 processor from the iPhone XS, which is likely fast enough for most users.
The iPad Air supports the more powerful Bluetooth 5.0, whereas the iPad only supports version 4.2. Another advantage that the Air has over the normal iPad is that the display has an anti-reflective coating and thus reflects less in bright light. In addition, the iPad Air 3 scores with True Tone technology: this means that the screen display adjusts to the ambient light and even automatically.
Conclusion: The iPad Air 3 is simply a great iPad, light, slim and full of power. For all those who want something more than just surfing.
The iPad Pro 12.9" is now in its 4th generation, and is updated almost annually by Apple. Our recommendation, looking at the price-performance ratio, is the iPad Pro 3, which was launched in 2018.
What are the differences between the iPad Pro 3 and iPad Pro 4? There have been some improvements, like the increase to 6 GB of RAM or the use of the A12Z Bionic processor, but honestly, the 3rd generation A12X Bionic processor will run all your apps just as fast and you won't notice a difference in everyday use. Both models can be bought with 1 TB and both models are equipped with the Retina Display. The 2nd generation Apple Pen is also compatible with both generations.
Conclusion: Are you looking for a refurbished iPad Pro that can handle all your needs and is the size of a laptop? Then you'll be very well served by the 2018 12.9” iPad Pro 3.