Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be releasing its latest quarterly earnings report as I write this, but while many investors and analysts will be laser-focused on sales of curren models of iPads, iPad Minis and iPhones, there is a secondary market that Apple is continuing to utilize to help get iDevices in the hands of consumers while also providing some back-end support to sales numbers. Maybe we can call it a clearance sale, as Apple is reporting some slashed prices on some late-model devices that must have been collecting some dust in the back of a warehouse somewhere.
Once recent observer – who likely may have been in the market for an iDevice of late – came across a couple of items in the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) online store, where a couple of prominent, refurbished late-model devices are on sales at greatly reduced prices. For those who would like to try an iPod nano or an iPad and are not necessarily in need of the latest and greatest thing, can find some deals online. Reports are that the iPad 3 – which was the “latest and greatest” for what seemed like 15 minutes before being replaced by a fourth-generation tablet – for $509 for a 16-gigabyte model to $579 for a 64GB model. Each of them have both Wi-fi and cellular capability, with a 9.7-inch Retina display, and Bluetooth 4.0 capability, though it is not compliant out-of-the-box with Lightning connectors.
A refurbished iPad 2 can also be had for $349 (16GB) up to $529 (64GB) for Wi-fi and 3G capable devices. These, however, have a non-Retina display and feature only Bluetooth 2.1 capability.
The other big sale is the current model of the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPod nano, which is being sold for $129 in a palette of colors. These devices have 16GB of storage, a built-in FM radio band with a Live Pause feature, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and Lightning connection capability.
So are you in the market for an iDevice, but not needing the latest thing? Do you know someone who is i the market, or doesn’t know it yet and might appreciate a Mother’s or Father’s Day gift? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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