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Refurbished 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad 2 selling for £289

Apple offering big discounts on refurbs prior to new iPad launch

You can get your hands on a 16GB refurbished iPad 2 with Wi-Fi in white for £289 through Apple's online store but you'll need to move fast. See also New iPad review.

The deal is one of a number of discounts you can get on older iPad models before the new iPad is launched on Friday.

If you want a brand new iPad 2, though, Apple now only sells the 16GB iPad 2, dropping the price from £399 to £329 for the Wi-Fi only model, with the Wi-Fi plus 3G model available for £429.

Bargain hunters, though, will be disappointed to find out that Tesco's offer of £49.99 for a new 64GB Wi-Fi plus 4G iPad in black was a mistake and anyone who ordered the device at that price will not be receiving one.

With pre-orders on UK Apple Store now showing a waiting time of 2-3 weeks for the new iPad, if you want to get your hands on one on launch day you'll need to get queueing sooner rather than later, with a line already forming outside the Apple Store in Regent Street.

Even those who got their pre-orders in nice and early could be disappointed. The Verge reports that some customers in the UK have received emails from Apple saying that "despite our best efforts and those of our shipping partners" the new device will not be delivered on Friday 16 March, and offering new delivery dates of 20 and 21 March.

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