Both hardcore iFans and occasional buyers of iDevices are probably well aware by now of how difficult it is to score a relatively recent iPhone or iPad with a solid discount from either Apple directly or an authorized third-party retailer.
We honestly can’t remember seeing the iPad Pro-dependent (but separate) Apple Pencil sold for a penny less than the $94.99 Best Buy currently charges after a “grand” $5 markdown.
Until today, that is, with Apple’s own US e-store registering a rare $15 deduction from the MSRP of the September 2015-released stylus. The catch? You’re looking at refurbished units here. Used models, in layman’s terms.
But that’s not necessarily apparent and it’s unlikely to become a problem from a functionality standpoint, at least for your first year rocking the versatile note-taking, schematic-drafting, watercolor-painting tool.
That’s right, every $85 refurb Apple Pencil is covered by the manufacturer’s 12-month limited warranty, as well as a standard 14-day returns policy, not to mention each of these bad boys goes through a “rigorous refurbishment process prior to sale.” They’re really as good as new, just 15 bucks cheaper and available in “limited” numbers.