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The iPad 4 refurbished model now available in Apple's online store.
The device runs $50 cheaper than the brand new model, making it a great deal for those looking to save while purchasing the tablet. There is an extremely limited selection so those who are interested in the refurbishedmodel should jump on them as soon as possible.
The iPad Mini is also available refurbished and is discounted $30-$40 from the brand new version. Refurbished Apple products include the same 1-year warranty that comes standard on new models. They also come with a brand new battery and outer shell.
These refurb iPad models showing up on Apple's site point to the fact that the 5th generation iPad and Mini 2 will be available in the near future. The iPad 5 is rumored to launch next month.
iMore's Rene Ritchie recently predicted in a report that Apple will launch the fifth-generation model of the tablet sometime next month. He also confirmed some of the recent rumors which state that Apple will redesign the device's casing for the new model.
Ritchie also touched on the next-generation iPad Mini, stating that he was unsure if Apple was going to make it have a Retina display. He doesn't believe Apple will release a new iPad Mini that doesn't have as good battery life as the current model. If it is released in April with the fifth-generation iPad, it might come with a slight specifications bump, or some other kind of upgrade aside from a Retina screen.
Older rumors have suggested a fall release date for a Retina iPad Mini. MacRumors suggests that Apple could end up releasing two iPads based on many of the current rumors. It would also line up with its release schedule from last year, where it launched two new iPads within six months of each other.