Apple has added iPads to the Mac and iPod refurbished deals on the US Apple Store. Apple is offering a 10 per cent discount on a refurbished 16GB Wi-Fi model, with between 8 per cent and 6 per cent savings on other models.

At best, that equates to a $50 saving on the $449 16GB Wi-Fi iPad. Reporting the news, Cheapest Apple iPad suggests Apple is likely to start offering similarly discounted iPads on the UK store.

Apple notes: "We test and certify all Apple refurbished products and include a 1 year warranty. All refurbished iPad models also include a brand new battery and outer shell."

While refurbished Apple goods can be those returned by customers, others are ex-display models or simply have damaged or missing packaging.