CNet reports on some great deals Apple is currently offering on its first-generation refurbished iPads. For $399 you can get either a Wi-Fi + 3G 32GB model, or a Wi-Fi-only 64GB model. For $499 you can get a Wi-Fi + 3G 64GB model. Not a bad deal at all for those who don’t mind a few extra ounces and the lack of a camera. They will run the new iOS 5.

Alas, Apple doesn’t have much to offer in the way of refurbished iPod Touches right now. It does have a 64 GB 2009 (3rd-generation) model for $249. Lots of storage, but it’s the generation prior to the new retina display—still decent for e-reading, but not as good as later models.

Of course, the one drawback shared by all these devices is that they come from Apple, land of the walled garden where they like to change the rules every so often. But if you can deal with that annoyance, Apple does still make great hardware.


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