Refurbished iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi 16GB £199 Delivered @ Apple
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Refurbished iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi 16GB £199 Delivered @ Apple

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Found 7th Sep 2016Made hot 7th Sep 2016
Apple seem to have dropped the price on the refurbished iPad Mini 3 16GB models in the Apple Store to only £199. They will come in like new condition with a 12 month warranty. Various colours currently in stock.

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 4.0 technology

7.9-inch Retina display

5-megapixel iSight camera

FaceTime HD camera

1080p HD video recording

A7 chip with 64-bit architecture

M7 motion coprocessor

10-hour battery life

Smart covers (sold separately), instant on

Multi-Touch screen

331 grams and 7.5 millimetres

apple.com/uk/…i_3

47 Comments

Original Poster

The 32GB Mini 2 is also down to the same price of £199 - the 64GB is only £10 more at £209.

apple.com/uk/…i_2
Edited by: "brookheather" 7th Sep 2016

Seems a good price.

Mini 2 and Mini 3 are identical apart from Touch ID I think. 64gb Mini 2 seems like the best deal.

Looks like other Apple products have taken a price hike today.
Edited by: "slacker" 7th Sep 2016

Pay £50 more and buy a Mini 4 off ebay.100x better.
Mini 3 is basically Mini 2 with finger print scanner,not worth £200.maybe ok for £150 but no more.
Mini 4 is excellent though.

Edited by: "Tequila" 7th Sep 2016

I have a mini 3 it doesn't have flash on camera and the videos or movies are fat boy widescreen not worth it I paid £209 last year never again

OOS

This has a 3.5mm jack, it is well behind the times 1st world problems

Out of stock

do these still not have upgradeable memory slots ?
Edited by: "ijwia" 8th Sep 2016

ijwia

do these still not have upgradeable memory slots ?


Of course not, do any tablets?

jammygreeny

This has a 3.5mm jack, it is well behind the times 1st world problems


yes i can only get my new iphone out to listen to music
Edited by: "percyrush" 8th Sep 2016

Agharta

Of course not, do any tablets?



Most tablets that aren't iPads do? Sony Xperia line-up, Samsung galaxy Tab (all the current ones) and so on.

That is assuming they meant storage not actual RAM.

16GB? LOL. Useless. Better off with a mini 2 with 32GB.
Edited by: "andysmoore" 8th Sep 2016

plewis00

Most tablets that aren't iPads do? That is assuming they meant storage … Most tablets that aren't iPads do? That is assuming they meant storage not actual RAM.


He did say memory slots which clearly implied RAM but maybe he did mean storage!

Banned

it seems like a good deal.

yeah i meant storage, was tempted but then thought whats 16gb these days, pointless, nice machines but the memory is a let down
Edited by: "ijwia" 8th Sep 2016

slacker

Looks like other Apple products have taken a price hike today.



Brexit tax after the pound lost its value.

ijwia

do these still not have upgradeable memory slots ?



Yawn

Agharta

He did say memory slots which clearly implied RAM but maybe he did mean … He did say memory slots which clearly implied RAM but maybe he did mean storage!



Yes, I realised after I said which is why I added the last bit! In fairness, 1GB RAM on these is also mega stingy.

Anyone else follow the Apple announcement last night? They've finally killed off 16GB with 32GB being the entry-level, but top-spec of the iPhone 7 Plus comes in at £969 - ouch!
Edited by: "plewis00" 8th Sep 2016

Anyone thinking about buying an iPad ...... I bought my iPad Air 2 64gb last year in currys for £450 ish I took out the extra insurance for about £3 a month so if any damage accidental or not I'm fully covered. It's the best thing I have ever bought no problems at all well pleased with it. So it might be a little more in currys but for a small monthly fee it's fully covered

argosextra

I have a mini 3 it doesn't have flash on camera and the videos or movies … I have a mini 3 it doesn't have flash on camera and the videos or movies are fat boy widescreen not worth it I paid £209 last year never again



I take it you don't subscribe to the theory that people wielding iPads in public to take photos should be shot, then?

andysmoore

16GB? LOL. Useless. Better off with a mini 2 with 32GB.



16gB is hardly useless . I know all the new os's take up a lot more space but you should have atleast 8-9gB left .

If you dont have your whole " Justin Bieber" music collection on there and install every shi**y free app known to man the storage space will last a while.

Its like people who moan their PC is slow and running out of space , stop looking at P*RN and stop downloading every antivirus program ever made and installing them on one machine !.
Edited by: "mrluke" 8th Sep 2016

argosextra

I have a mini 3 it doesn't have flash on camera and the videos or movies … I have a mini 3 it doesn't have flash on camera and the videos or movies are fat boy widescreen not worth it I paid £209 last year never again



The only iPad with a camera flash is the iPad Pro. And, yes, iPads utilise a 4:3 aspect ratio.

When you say 'never again', I can only assume that you mean: 'never again will I blindly purchase a product without understanding its technical specifications and ensuring that they align to my own needs'

Edited by: "xeroc" 8th Sep 2016

andysmoore

16GB? LOL. Useless. Better off with a mini 2 with 32GB.



lol

I knew this would be in here somewhere. As it always is.

I suppose I might as well nip home and throw my 16gb iPad in the bin then.

It's only a Mini 2. 16gb wifi only. Been using it for years. Never run out space. So how is it "useless"?

I have plenty apps installed. But not a huge amount of media stored on it.

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sancheez

lolI knew this would be in here somewhere. As it always is.I suppose I … lolI knew this would be in here somewhere. As it always is.I suppose I might as well nip home and throw my 16gb iPad in the bin then.It's only a Mini 2. 16gb wifi only. Been using it for years. Never run out space. So how is it "useless"?I have plenty apps installed. But not a huge amount of media stored on it.



I don't think it's useless so much as being mugged off for the same money as other tablets - when you have devices like the Sony Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact and Samsung Tab S2 8.0 (32GB base memory) in the same price region which both have expandable memory.

If you're using your iPad for content consumption over the internet, 16GB is perfectly fine. The reality is, Apple probably stuck with 16GB to get the upsell from customers, and on the whole (along with carefully targetted marketing), it worked - they even convinced everyone they have done something revolutionary with changing the entry-level to 32GB yesterday.
Edited by: "plewis00" 8th Sep 2016

plewis00

being mugged off for the same money as other tablets



That's always been the Apple way. No expansion slot and charge something like an extra £100 for each 16gb jump. Bonkers. HTC, Samsung and the newest Nexus devices have gone the same way. But HTC & Samsung both reverted after the uproar removing it caused. Not sure if Nexus are. I use a Nexus phone myself but it's the 64gb (their 64gb being considerably cheaper than the Apple equivalent) one so I'm fine with that. I couldn't use 16gb on my phone without expansion though.

Still doesn't make 16gb "useless". Maybe a little less useful away from wifi, but certainly not "useless". That's just nonsense.

sancheez

That's always been the Apple way. No expansion slot and charge something … That's always been the Apple way. No expansion slot and charge something like an extra £100 for each 16gb jump. Bonkers. HTC, Samsung and the newest Nexus devices have gone the same way. But HTC & Samsung both reverted after the uproar removing it caused. Not sure if Nexus are. I use a Nexus phone myself but it's the 64gb (their 64gb being considerably cheaper than the Apple equivalent) one so I'm fine with that. I couldn't use 16gb on my phone without expansion though.Still doesn't make 16gb "useless". Maybe a little less useful away from wifi, but certainly not "useless". That's just nonsense.



I agree, not useless, but definitely 'reduced purpose' and I personally wouldn't suffer with one. You're right, the Nexus lineup has always been fixed storage but even with those as least you can use USB-OTG and they're fairly priced.

xeroc

The only iPad with a camera flash is the iPad Pro. And, yes, iPads … The only iPad with a camera flash is the iPad Pro. And, yes, iPads utilise a 4:3 aspect ratio.When you say 'never again', I can only assume that you mean: 'never again will I blindly purchase a product without understanding its technical specifications and ensuring that they align to my own needs'



Your spot on. Congratulations you got the job thanks for your honest reply

ijwia

yeah i meant storage, was tempted but then thought whats 16gb these days, … yeah i meant storage, was tempted but then thought whats 16gb these days, pointless, nice machines but the memory is a let down



No, the storage is a let down - zzzzz

iPad Mini 2 32GB now £239 brand new. Still its £40 cheaper for the refurb and Apple refurbs are generally as new anyway apart from the retail box.

argosextra

Your spot on. Congratulations you got the job thanks for your honest reply



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can anyone please advise what would best s

uit a 10 year old? I have no clue when it comes to these ! I did see an I pad 2 in John Lewis with 3 year guarantee but am unsure whether to buy new or refurbished? Thanks in advance

matthestan

can anyone please advise what would best suit a 10 year old? I have no … can anyone please advise what would best suit a 10 year old? I have no clue when it comes to these ! I did see an I pad 2 in John Lewis with 3 year guarantee but am unsure whether to buy new or refurbished? Thanks in advance



Refurbished by Apple ensures you will get a decent product protected by a warranty. Definitely never a problem buying refurbished by Apple and I bought a Mac Mini 2014 for £110 cheaper at the time from Apple Refurb store.

thanks

Original Poster

matthestan

can anyone please advise what would best suit a 10 year old? I have no … can anyone please advise what would best suit a 10 year old? I have no clue when it comes to these ! I did see an I pad 2 in John Lewis with 3 year guarantee but am unsure whether to buy new or refurbished? Thanks in advance


Well it depends if you feel £60 is worth it for an extra 2 years warranty - I would say with a 10 year old it is far more likely to fail due to damage or loss (which is not covered by warranty) rather than becoming faulty - ipads are pretty reliable.

It will be interesting to see if they remove the headphone socket from the next iPad, if they do, won't they have to put the lightning port on the top ?

I've just bought the mini 2, 32 GB storage, £199. I'm not the sort of person that would ever need or use 64 GB. You would barely get through the doors of the Apple Store with less than £200 these days, so to get this is a result !

mrluke

16gB is hardly useless . I know all the new os's take up a lot more space … 16gB is hardly useless . I know all the new os's take up a lot more space but you should have atleast 8-9gB left .If you dont have your whole " Justin Bieber" music collection on there and install every shi**y free app known to man the storage space will last a while.Its like people who moan their PC is slow and running out of space , stop looking at P*RN and stop downloading every antivirus program ever made and installing them on one machine !.



#Banter

Thanks OP. Other half's mini 1 was starting to stutter so this came at a perfect time.
Ordered and getting delivery tomorrow.
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