Apple Expands iPhone Trade-In Program to Germany

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    After expanding to France and Canada last month, Apple’s iPhone trade-in program is now available in Apple Retail Stores throughout Germany, reports [Google Translation]. The launch of the program was spotted through the Apple Store app.

    The program allows customers to trade in an older iPhone model and receive a gift card worth up to EUR230, which may be used towards the purchase of a new iPhone. Apple promises customers that phones traded in will be responsibly recycled, offering a more environmentally friendly option than just simply throwing away a device.

    Apple’s iPhone recycling program debuted in the U.S. before the launch of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last year, and was established in the UK a few months later. The company also offers a mail-in recycling program that allows customers to send in their iPhone to receive credit.

    Thanks, Dominik!

    Article Link: Apple Expands iPhone Trade-In Program to Germany
  2. pancakedrawer macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    you will always get more money from eBay, where the phones get re-used and hence a better result for yourself and the environment.

    even broken phones are likely to be purchased by people who can repair them, resulting in a win for the environment again.
  3. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2012
    Yea, and unlike eBay in the US (at least if all those eBay horror stories that you read here are real), eBay here in Germany is far less overrun by frauds. So far I've only had positive experience with selling and buying stuff (quite a bit of Apple hardware) there.
  4. Dogface macrumors member


    Mar 13, 2012
  5. mikerobert macrumors newbie


    Jul 12, 2008
  6. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    True--but still an ideal program for lazy people like me. :D
  7. KdParker macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    Just can't see a reason when I can get more online or sending it elsewhere. If we could do this before a launch/with apple paying closer to the market prices, then this would make sense to me.
  8. SmileyBlast! macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2011
    Getting a new iPhone while trading in your old one seems pretty awesome to me.
    Might be a way to get some of the profit that you put into :apple:'s pockets back.

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