iPad 3 16GB £315 (and others) 64GB is now £439.00 and 64GB+3G is £539 -"refurbished" @ Apple Store - HotUKDeals
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http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad

The iPad 4 may be coming out, but the 3 is still a fantastic tablet with the ultra high resolution Retina display and one which will be supported for a long time yet.

Now reduced by £84 (~ 20%) at the Apple Refurbished store. It's worth noting these units are indistinguishable from new and include the full warranty. Actually, as previously, they're probably just unsold new units due to the new model and not even refurbished at all.

This makes it cheaper than the non-Retina iPad2! It's also the lowest price this has ever been.

Full range available including the 32GB and 64GB, plus 3G options. For example the fully specced 64GB is now £439.00 (£120 off) and the top of the range 64GB+3G is £539.

Specs:
Originally released March 2012
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
9.7-inch Retina display
5-megapixel iSight camera
FaceTime camera
HD video recording
Dual-core A5X chip
10-hour battery life
Smart covers (sold separately), instant on
Multi-Touch screen
652g and 9.41 mm
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32 Likes
iPad 3 is sooooooooo Q1 2012
18 Likes
For sale: one old new iPad.
18 Likes
odaalion
Anyoone know if one can upgrade the 3rd gen with the new gen?
Any good with a soldering iron?

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#1
Wow, thats cheap! Hot from me.
#2
Nice! Great price, glad I held on buying until now (_;)
2 Likes #3
iPad 3 so uncool (says Bruno). Old model darlings.
1 Like #4
"refurbish"

yeah right, these will be unsold/cancelled order new ones

get these now because as of tomorrow the next batch will be used returns
#5
If they are cancelled before sending out surely they would be sold as new again? I'm sure there will be lots coming in over the next week or so that have been returned but ordering now doesn't guarantee an unused return. Unused returns will probably start coming in in numbers as off tomorrow.
#6
smr1
If they are cancelled before sending out surely they would be sold as new again? I'm sure there will be lots coming in over the next week or so that have been returned but ordering now doesn't guarantee an unused return. Unused returns will probably start coming in in numbers as off tomorrow.

They dont sell them as new anymore. The only thing they could be used for is to replace damaged ones under Applecare. It is unclear whether Apple will replace anything taken in now with this iPad or the new one. My guess is like for like
18 Likes #7
For sale: one old new iPad.
#8
smr1
If they are cancelled before sending out surely they would be sold as new again?

It's usual for Apple to just move existing stock of products they change into the "refurbished" category. They don't sell replaced product ranges as new, even if the devices were never used.

New or not, these "refurbs" will usually come in a different, plain, box like this:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-IN-BOX-REFURBISHED-Apple-iPad-32GB-Wi-Fi-3G-Unlocked-9-7in-Black-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMTk1/$(KGrHqV,!jcE658WHWniBO+z)6Ml+g~~60_35.JPG


Edited By: jmarcelino on Oct 24, 2012 08:21
#9
Anyoone know if one can upgrade the 3rd gen with the new gen?
#10
Excellent find. Ordered. Thanks
3 Likes #11
So am I right in saying Apple will literally open up (for arguments sake) 500 new / stock iPads, chuck the retail box / packaging away, then repack them all in white boxes and sell as refurbished?
4 Likes #12
Never buying another ipad. When it's full you're stuffed. Filling a 16GB will not take long.
18 Likes #13
odaalion
Anyoone know if one can upgrade the 3rd gen with the new gen?
Any good with a soldering iron?
3 Likes #14
LD2DVD
Never buying another ipad. When it's full you're stuffed. Filling a 16GB will not take long.

You can keep most stuff in the "cloud" these days, music, books, apps and only use space as needed..

That said I went 64Gb for £439 :)
#15
LD2DVD
Never buying another ipad. When it's full you're stuffed. Filling a 16GB will not take long.

Totally agree.
#16
mentalchrome
LD2DVD
Never buying another ipad. When it's full you're stuffed. Filling a 16GB will not take long.
You can keep most stuff in the "cloud" these days, music, books, apps and only use space as needed.. That said I went 64Gb for £439 :)
Indeed but not everybody wants to use cloud. I bought into Apple initially but now I am fed up with Apple's whole business plan. They make great products but seriously how useful is a 16GB tablet. With the price of SSD falling so quickly, where's the 128GB tablet?
Only tablet I would buy now is one with a card slot or USB.
2 Likes #17
LD2DVD
ndeed but not everybody wants to use cloud. I bought into Apple initially but now I am fed up with Apple's whole business plan. They make great products but seriously how useful is a 16GB tablet. With the price of SSD falling so quickly, where's the 128GB tablet?
Only tablet I would buy now is one with a card slot or USB.

As a (previous) 16GB iPad owner I get your point, however recently the cloud made it much more useful, I've moved all my music there and barely use 1GB for it now. All my videos are on a cheap NAS too. So plenty of space left and a very useful tablet.

Now with 64GB I don't know how I'll fill it all!

The problem with SD and USB slots on tablets is they're always limited. Other platforms like Android don't let you move apps to to SD cards for example, and having USB sticks sticking into tablets all the time misses the point entirely.
1 Like #18
wow that was quick to phase out the Ipad 3. Good price though. Heat added
1 Like #19
Nice. 32gb for £369. Bargain.
2 Likes #20
I see the space argument - but in that case buy big.

I have a 32GB iPhone 5, and will shortly be getting a new iPad 16gb to replace my current 16gb iPad 2.

All my music goes on the iPhone - so the only space I really use on my iPad is for apps/pictures/videos (and if I watch a film on there I always delete it afterwards) so I never come close to filling it! All depends on your preferences!
If this were my sole device, I'd be going for at least a 32gb or 64gb.
4 Likes #21
Get a nexus 7, stuff apple. Can't wait to get rid of my iPhone
4 Likes #22
qinyanggl
[quote=LD2DVD] Never buying another ipad. When it's full you're stuffed. Filling a 16GB will not take long.

Never buy a 2 bedroom house because if you have 2 kids its full and you're stuffed!!!
#23
Thanks OP, just bought a white 16GB version 8)
#24
Quidco 3% work for this too?
#25
A decent deal IMO.
There's not that much difference between the 3 and 4, so these are a healthy reduction for what will almost certainly be brand new and unused.
4 Likes #26
mentalchrome
The problem with SD and USB slots on tablets is they're always limited. Other platforms like Android don't let you move apps to to SD cards for example, and having USB sticks sticking into tablets all the time misses the point entirely.

This is a very biased view, you are trying to suggest it's limited to have an SD and USB slot. Not needing a constant net connection to access data makes these features very useful (which are optional, Apple doesn't offer the choice). I could have a portable 1tb hard disk and access the data at any time, I could have 10 64gb SD cards if I wanted to create/record media, or just watch 1080p movies. All this without a net connection. Of course if I don't want to do this, Android also offer cloud services.

Additionally most apps do install to SD these days and if not you can force the majority to SD by rooting (minus widgets and config files as these need to be on internal memory).

So please don't suggest additional functionality is limited, when you have no choice if you pick Apple...


On another note, may get this for my mum. iPad is definitely better/easier for the non-technical.
3 Likes #27
....or just wait until Monday and get a superior Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 for a more than likely similar price :-)

Edited By: Smash41 on Oct 24, 2012 10:14: Spelling
3 Likes #28
delusion
Additionally most apps do install to SD these days and if not you can force the majority to SD by rooting (minus widgets and config files as these need to be on internal memory).
On another note, may get this for my mum. iPad is definitely better/easier for the non-technical.

You username is delusion and you call me biased? ;)

You'll have difficulty moving apps to a SD card on Android especially since ICS - as you say you need to be rooted (with the extra problems that brings) and you need the right scripts (or risk losing all your data). Android 4.1 Jelly Bean adds a new extra layer of difficulty to it and I can guess how it's headed on 4.2. Even when you get it working it's always hackish and apps run a lot slower (internal Flash is a lot faster and more power efficient than your store bought SD card)

Google has removed SD cards from their Nexus devices for more than business reasons you know..

I have a PhD in Physics, run Linux clusters in my day job and still find the iPad better for me. Are you suggesting I'm not technical enough? :p



Edited By: mentalchrome on Oct 24, 2012 09:38
1 Like #29
Android has the option to move apps to storage from tablet in the latest firmwares so not sure what mentalchrome is on about??

And USB for GPS?? Or a HDD??

I guess a HDMI port is useless as well?
4 Likes #30
mentalchrome
delusion
Additionally most apps do install to SD these days and if not you can force the majority to SD by rooting (minus widgets and config files as these need to be on internal memory).
On another note, may get this for my mum. iPad is definitely better/easier for the non-technical.

You username is delusion and you call me biased? ;)

You'll have great difficulty moving apps to an SD card on Android especially since ICS - as you say you need to be rooted (with the extra problems that brings) and you need the right scripts (or risk losing all your data). Android 4.1 Jelly Bean adds a new extra layer of difficulty to it and I can guess how it's headed on 4.2. Even when you get it working it's always hackish and apps run a lot slower (internal Flash is a lot faster and more power efficient than your store bought SD card)

Google has removed SD cards from their Nexus devices for more than business reasons you know..

I have a PhD in Physics and run Linux clusters in my day job and find the iPad better for me. Are you suggesting I'm not technical enough? :p

Not sure what your point is except showing off your dick size?? I couldn't care less who buys the iPad, and genuinely want one for my mother, it has nothing to do with you.

But your response is pointless and arrogant - fact is additional functionality cannot be limited compared to a device without the functionality, it's additional. When abroad without wifi I'm very happy to have an SD slot, and I'm sure many others are the same.
#31
very good price for the stunning screen, unfortunately I have one already, don't know if I will upgrade to the 4th generation or not, the only different is wifi and cpu, I think I will wait for 5th generation next year.
#32
Do you buy ipad mini (with same screen as an ipad 2) for £269 or buy refurb ipad 3 that is virtually the same as the ipad 4th gen, except for the a6 chip, for £315, the answer is simple. Hot deal.
32 Likes #33
iPad 3 is sooooooooo Q1 2012
#34
Fab deal ordered!
#35
Must resist temptation to upgrade my ipad 2. Great deal
#36
I have a 16gb iPAD 1 is it really worth the upgrade? as im thinking of keeping the ipad 1 and just getting a nexus 32gb when it comes out next week.
#37
Civichyde
I have a 16gb iPAD 1 is it really worth the upgrade? as im thinking of keeping the ipad 1 and just getting a nexus 32gb when it comes out next week.

I think the screen on this one is totally worth it, I do a lot of reading and have a couple of magazines on my old one. You'll also get all the new features of iOS 6 like Siri and 3D Flyover.

Edited By: jmarcelino on Oct 24, 2012 10:11
2 Likes #38
HOT. Our Family are loving the iPad3. My 3 year old gets so much from it as do me an the missus. The 16gb is a non argument. At home movies photos, music etc are streamed from the PC. Photos and media are also accessible from iCloud and Dropbox. The only time I can see it being an issue is on the road or on a flight but unless i'm going to Australia and want to watch movies back to back all the way, again I don't see it as an issue (have the Sony Z as a backup :). Apple haters will always be banging the SD card drum until the end of time......

Edited By: sagman76 on Oct 24, 2012 10:19
1 Like #39
Get iTunes Match folks. All your music £25 a year stored safely
#40
cheers went for the 32gb

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