Apple Confirms iPhone Retail Trade-In Program. Now Available To Those In The U.S.

Apple Confirms iPhone Retail Trade-In Program. Now Available To Those In The U.S.


Following reports which surfaced last week, that suggested the company was preparing to launch a service which would see owners of older-generation iPhones able to “trade-in” their handset – (in-store) – in exchange for discount off a future model, Apple over the weekend sent its iPhone “Trade-In” Program live in the U.S.

In a statement given to Engadget, Apple confirmed the new program’s existence, which can now be taken advantage of at the company’s many U.S retail locations.

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iPhones hold great value. So, Apple Retail Stores are launching a new program to assist customers who wish to bring in their previous-generation iPhone for reuse or recycling. In addition to helping support the environment, customers will be able to receive a credit for their returned phone that they can use toward the purchase of a new iPhone.”

The price for each “recycled” unit will reportedly be given on-the-spot, as Apple employees use the store’s linked iOS device terminals to process the “trade-in” in real-time. Apple will also be operating the system on a “take-it-or-leave-it” basis, meaning … the price you’re given, is probably the only one you’re going to get.

Eligible devices currently accepted for “trade-in” at the Apple Retail Store, include: iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

While it has been noted that Apple previously allowed for the “trade-in” of old-generation iPhone handsets through its online store, the launch of Apple’s newly revamped ‘iPhone Trade-In Program’ marks the first time that customers will be able to swap their old iPhone handsets for credit – at the company’s many retail stores.

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