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12.9 iPad Pro 4th Gen 256gb- Refurbished £649 @ Apple Store

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Similar to a recent post for the smaller 128gb, but this one with 256gb.

Did a lot of research as to the benefits of Gen 5 or
6, but at £649 it is half the price of a Gen 6. Reality is that I am not going to challenge the processor speed and will be ready for a new one by the time it goes out of support (4th Gen is a 2020 model).

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All refurbished iPad models include

  • The same one-year warranty as a brand-new iPad
  • All manuals and accessories
  • A new battery and outer shell
  • A new white box


Liquid Retina Display.
Try to find a more advanced mobile display. We’ll wait.The edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display is not only gorgeous and immersive, but also features incredibly advanced technologies. Like ProMotion, True Tone and industry‑leading color accuracy, which make everything feel responsive and look stunning. Quite simply, this combination of features make it the world’s most advanced mobile display.

Think you know iPad cameras? Think deeper.Advanced cameras combined with a large display, fast performance and highly calibrated sensors have always made iPad uniquely capable. The Wide and new Ultra Wide cameras help you frame the perfect photo or video. And together with studio‑quality mics and four speaker audio, you can even set up a multicamera filmmaking rig.

LiDAR scanner.
LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is used to determine distance by measuring how long it takes light to reach an object and reflect back. It is so advanced, it’s being used by NASA for the next Mars landing mission. And it’s now been engineered to fit in the thin and light iPad Pro. The custom-designed LiDAR Scanner uses direct time of flight to measure reflected light from up to five meters away, both indoors and out. It works at the photon level, operates at nanosecond speeds and opens up tremendous possibilities for augmented reality and beyond.

Augmented Reality.
On the new iPad Pro, AR apps become even more realistic. Placing an AR object now happens instantly. Realistic object occlusion allows AR objects to pass in front of and behind real-world structures. Improved motion capture and people occlusion are more accurate than ever. And developers will be able to create even more immersive experiences.

Shoot and edit.
The pro camera system makes iPad Pro incredibly versatile. Shoot, edit and share a 4K video, all on the same device. Capture an entire room in one shot with the Ultra Wide camera and use Markup to redesign it on the spot. Or scan a document, sign or mark it up with Apple Pencil, then send back your notes with a tap.

TrueDepth camera.
The front-facing TrueDepth camera enables Face ID, the world’s most secure facial authentication in a tablet — and in a computer. It also means you can chat with friends using FaceTime, take Portrait selfies or liven up your Messages conversations by turning yourself into an Animoji.

Faster than you can say PC.A12Z Bionic chip. With the A12Z Bionic chip, iPad Pro is so fast it outpaces most PC laptops available today. It makes everything you do fast and fluid, from your everyday tasks to graphics-intensive workflows. And the 8-core graphics processor means even more performance and realism for the apps and games where it matters most.

Pro workflow.
A12Z Bionic is designed to be put to work, especially with pro apps. The 8‑core graphics processor delivers fluid performance for things like 4K video editing, 3D design and augmented reality. Enhanced thermal design means higher peak and longer sustained performance — critical for pro workflows. And the Apple‑designed Neural Engine enables on‑device machine learning ready for the next generation of pro apps.

iPadOS is designed to harness the power and performance of iPad Pro. Lightning‑fast hardware and powerful software were designed in concert to make every interaction snappy and smooth. Which makes working with multiple apps at once and moving between spaces quick and effortless.

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    I wouldn't expect performance to be much different on this to the later models, but the XDR display on the later M1 and M2 might be a big deal to some.
    We had this alongside the m1 12.9 for a while. I am always interested in display tech so compared them arduously.
    The difference is shockingly, very small for almost everything. Colours and normal images, normal videos, look nigh identical - very suprising to me given our OLED TV looks so good. Blacks are obviously darker, but for all intensive purposes its such a marginal change as to be a non issue.

    HDR content has advantages of course on the LED, but i rarely consume HDR content on an iPad.
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    I have an iPad Air 9th Gen (2021 I think) and I’m using it for emails/browsing and the odd bit of Sky Go and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Am I likely to see any noticeable differences if I upgrade or as the name suggests, is this more aimed at ‘pro’ users? Thanks.
    from a performance perspective the lowest spec ipad from a few years ago vs the most recent super pro hardly perform any different to a standard user, the benefits most will notice are better quality screen (smoother and better colours/brightness) and the physical dimensions.
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    Guys not knocking the deal at all
    Just a friendly suggestion that at this price look around ebay etc
    Might get lucky and get a new one newer generation for not much more
    Heat for official apple price though
    You won't get a 12.9" of equivalent condition (eg new shell, battery and a 12 month warranty) for anything close to this price on eBay.
    You'll currently pay at least £100 more for less storage, from sellers with questionable feedback, and with descriptions such as 'open, never used (which means 'used')' or 'ex display' (which means 'used a lot')...
  4. Avatar
    Does anyone still buy this overpriced tat?
    Wouldn’t say it’s overpriced. Still powerful and holds up very well despite being a 2020 model.
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    The only problem is when Apple decide to cut support, it'll be a lot sooner than the M1 models. I'm also hoping at some point they'll let you install Mac OS on it as there are rumours of them introducing a touch screen version... Which they could support the M1, but they wont this. However that will probably never happen.
    Installing macOS will be a feature they reserve for the new models, even if older hardware could support it. They did the same with the screen sharing stuff a few years ago. They need people to upgrade to new shiny stuff and can't rely on hardware improvements alone to do that now.
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    @philip6 just checked Apple Store on the off chance and they’re back in stock 🏻 (edited)
    Just spotted the thread was live again.  Mine came yesterday and love it - Just changed jobs and the new company uses Google Workspace - Using it on a laptop was driving me to distraction - the IPad Pro is perfect for the job!  My daughter now wants one but trying to talk her out of it!
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    These held their value well but the 4th gen 12.9" seems to be a good choice of device, they share the same design as the 5th and 6th gens so can't really tell it's older and the SoC was always fast enough. Not a lot this can't do that the later ones can though it is nearly 3 years old by now and the SoC is more like 5 years old. My friend asked for one for drawing, so I will send this to her - it's barely more than a used one these days if you can even find them (very few for sale).
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    I have the newest top spec one and I got to be honest they are amazing, drawing, music production, newspapers, magazines, gaming be it apps or from pc and everything instant. The older model will do everything the same so cracking purchase. The only downside is they do weigh a bit
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    Equivalent latest model is £1249, so for £600 more you get -
    M2 Processor
    8GB RAM
    Better Screen
    USB-C Port with faster transfer rates
    External Monitor support is better

    Both devices have lidar and the same form factor. The refurbished device has the same screen as what is in the current 11'' iPad Pro that Apple sells, so it's not like the screen is terrible. The refurbished device has 6GB RAM.

    Computing terms the latest model is x3 better in metal graphics performance and 40% better in computing performance. Real world, very little (if anything other than video transcoding) pushes either device due to software limitations. (edited)
    You can probably find a used M1 2021 5th gen for this kind of money - that’s what I’d do. Even the M1 doesn’t need all that performance really.
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    Is it USB C or Lightning connector?
    Usb C. Can connect a monitor and external hard drives (edited)
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    Good find. I have the first gen which is looking outdated with a measly 64GB from Apple refurbished. Now need to order a case with this one.
    I bought this STM Rugged Case for £29.95 reduced from £69 at Amazon.
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    Great price. I still have the 1st gen iPad pro and for general use it’s still a beast so I’m confident this will be an amazing buy for most people
    I'd say the first gen iPad Pro is past its prime. It was the last one to include only 2gb ram and it's really felt. Multitasking is slow as molasses. Still seems ok for single tasking at the moment. (This applies to the 9.7 inch version). (edited)
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    This is a cracking deal. I use one of these professionally, for photo editing on location, and it’s still blazing fast.
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    I still have the first gen I paid £200 for it off shpok about 2 years ago , still super quick and battery last ages , I’ve seen the new ones and can’t really see any real world upgrade
    The amount of RAM would be the most noticeable improvement. First gen iPad Pro was really lacking here. 
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    Great price but I still have my immaculate 2019 12.9” pro with 512gb. I’ve noticed no slow down in performance and the battery still lasts well. Can’t justify this I don’t think
    Yes no need to upgrade unless it was the M1 model
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    can you put a sim card in these and get an internet connection? Also receive calls too if the sim has call usage not just data.
    If not maybe i could get a mini wifi router with sim data card.

    what does the pro edition have that the others don't? (edited)
    This is WiFi model only.
  17. Avatar
    Apple must be very happy selling their refurbished almost 3 year old tablet for £649 because we have people who are willing to buy it and consider it good deal
    They're even happier selling newer ones for twice the price to people who would be absolutely fine with the 3 year old tablet.
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    It’s tempting but I will wait for iPad with MiniLED display versions to come in refurbished.. (edited)
  19. Avatar
    I wanted to get one of these in December 2022 but they kept going out of stock. Ended up buying an M1 iPad Pro 12.9 for the same price from cash converters albeit only the 128GB version. It did come with the Gen2 Apple pencil and paper like screen protector though.
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    That’s a great price. I got one before Xmas off eBay refurb 128 4th gen for £480 after discount but obv no box or apple warranty.
    But was it “manufacturer refurbished”? Big difference. When i bought an iPhone off ebay i checked for that and received one with a brand new battery. 
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    Heat - I have the gen 1 version of this (32 gig) which I got on release and still going strong so value for money - when it eventually packs in will get another 12.9 pro
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    Out of stock now
    £448.50 on amazon warehouse after 20% discount use very good amazon.co.uk/App…8-4 (edited)
  23. Avatar
    Does this support a Magic Keyboard?

    I can’t seem to find a compatible.

    Cheers in advance
    Yes it does
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    Isn’t this the foldable version as in Jerryrigeverything?
    If you sit on it, it’ll bend - like most thin but large devices. It’s weak in the middle but not a worry if you look after your stuff. 
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    Ordered, heat
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    Ordered last night and already out for delivery
  27. Avatar
    I bought it in 2021 June, 128gb for 679. and sold it for 450 in ebay in 2022 May.
    Now attempted again!
    why you sell it? this is cert by apple so makes this a good deal?
  28. Avatar
    Thanks for posting. I'm in Ireland at the moment and ordered one through the .ie site €779 In my opinion it's a bargain.
  29. Avatar
    You not buy product because it was reduced in price .. This logic I was using in the past and have so many PC / IT stuff that when i count how much money gone OMG buy because it is good price .

    The first thing for buyer need to think -- I need this iPad or this PC because i need to do work and I need tools to do this job and you buy tools to your works need not more not less

    You not buying product and thinking it is cheap price now i need to buy and later i will think what to do or try to adapt to big iPad

    iPad 12.9 is more for creative people where they need big surface to work with pen etc
    As Tablet it is to big not comfortable on sofa etc I have my self 12 inch tablet not apple and I know what Im saying try to keep with one hand for long Then why use tablet 12.9 then simple have MacBook air and can do same things Plus you will have stand keyboard and mouse etc Where Ipad 12.9 Need cover , keyboard etc
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    I have this and I’ve had it for a few years. Although it’s an absolute beast and unbeatable for consuming media on the go, if I was to buy again I would get an 11 inch.
    No way man. Ive had both at once, the 12.9 is just so much better. The 2" makes no difference in portability but all the difference in media consumption/productivity
  31. Avatar
    Back in stock, just bought one.
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    That’s lot of money for the iPad which is 3 years old meaning only 2 more years of software upgrade support from Apple..
    my gen 1 ipad pro 12.9 still gets all the software updates on IOS. bought at launch in 2015
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    just bought one of the restock too
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    Software support for another 3-5years
    Absolute steal at this price point
    256gb is the sweet spot for most users

    Lacking monitor support
    No MiniLED
    M1 cpu is a big step up on the Gen5 iPad

    Either way great deal 
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    Shame there isn’t any Wi-Fi+Cellular, I’d have been all over this.

    Also, what is the 2022/2023 11” iPad Pro? M2 or previous Apple cpu? (edited)
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    And just like that they are all gone!
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    Back in stock again inc 128gb for £579
    256gb back in stock toov
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    see if the price changes once the code expires.
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    Mines on eBay ending Friday night. As new with a case.