To help boost sales on refurbished tablets, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has lowered the prices of the refurbished  iPad 4 and iPad Mini tablets. This price cut is valid on Apple’s online store. They are offering 15 to 17 percent discounts on all types of iPad 4 and iPad Minis.

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Now the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini retails for just $279, which is just 15 percent off, and the 32GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini is now just $359, making it 16 percent off. Then there is the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini is now available for $436, only 17 percent off the original price. There are also some notable discounts on the iPad 4 starting with 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad for just $419 (16 percent off) and the 32 GB Wi-Fi iPad for just $499 (16 percent off). There is also the 62GB iPad that’s now $439 (17 percent off).

Since Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) tests these products and certifies them, you know you’re getting a good buy. Apple hardly ever offers deals on anything so this is a big deal even if the prices aren’t as low as some would like to be. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is a quality brand and users know that they get what they pay for.

In other Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news, there are some strong reports that the Cupertino-based company is gearing up to launch their first television. Whether it will be an actual television set or just another box remains to be seen. The company already has something very similar called Apple TV which lets users stream television shows, music, HD content—and Airplay that lets you play your iPad or iPhone wirelessly on the TV set. The recent unveiling of Microsoft’s Xbox One has many wondering if and when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will launch their central home system entertainment device. Should Tim Cook’s company decide to tread the television entertainment system market, they will have to amp up their game plan. With competition like the Xbox and Roku, Apple TV’s offerings pale in comparison.