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# 212783 12-Apr-2017 13:01
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Apple's site claims that the refurb iPads they're selling come with new batteries (wonder who's keeping an eye on whether they actually do this, because they could put anything in there and you wouldn't know until years later) and a new "outer shell". Does the outer shell include the screen?


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  # 1762176 12-Apr-2017 13:12
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All components go through a test to check if they need replacing or not.  If they don't meet rigorous standards the components are replaced.  I've had many refurbished devices since 2006 and they've all been exactly the same as retail in terms of aesthetic, performance, and reliability - though some (like iPhone refurbs from the Apple Store when I lived in Melbourne) came in plain brown boxes rather than retail boxes.  Apple's refurb programme is very reliable.  They all come with the standard 1 year warranty.

 

If you go to the Refurb store and click on the Refurbishment Process link you'll find the information you need:

 

https://www.apple.com/nz/shop/browse/home/specialdeals

 

 

 

 


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  # 1762181 12-Apr-2017 13:24
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The outer shell probably refers to the back cover. I don't see how a screen could be referred to as a shell. Also they'd want to market it big time if they give you a new screen instead of calling it a shell!




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  # 1762270 12-Apr-2017 15:22
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Aren't the warranty replacement devices supplied by Apple just refurbished units? If so from the few I've seen they're indistinguishable from new.

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  # 1764513 14-Apr-2017 20:25
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I just brought one last week iPad mini new , I can't tell its not new screen looks new to me

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  # 1764525 14-Apr-2017 20:56
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Not an iPad but an example of making sure you are happy that the source is legit.  China is incredible.

 

 

 





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  # 1764556 14-Apr-2017 21:51
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From what I have seen they all look good on the outside....

 

Inside results may vary :(

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEUmCnH0-8s&t=196s
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  # 1764593 14-Apr-2017 23:49
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hyperman:

 

From what I have seen they all look good on the outside....

 

Inside results may vary :(

 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEUmCnH0-8s&t=196s

 

 

 

 

Wow, that doesn't look good inside. Makes you only want to get a new replacement, rather than a refurb.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1764596 15-Apr-2017 00:26
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apologies the video says new LCD screen with refurb





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  # 1764621 15-Apr-2017 08:41
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I've bought a few refurbs in my time from Apple.

 

They have all new external components - so if you put a 'Retail New' and a 'Refurbished' iPad next to each other you wouldn't be able to tell the difference at all.

 

 

 

Apple replace the entire casing - back, screen, buttons, lightning port etc.


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