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Apple has launched a special limited-time offer for iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac, and iPad trade-in that offers customers additional credit when trading in their only device for a new one.

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The offer is being run in several countries including the US, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, India, and France. In the UK, Apple is offering up to £50 of extra trade-in credit for specific iPhone and iPad models and up to £30 for certain Mac and Apple Watch models. Apple is automatically applying for the additional trade-in credit during the process.

As always, exact trade-in values will depend on the model of the device and other factors like its condition. Apple earlier this week cut down on the base trade-in value of some its devices, but with the offer that runs until May 31, the losses should be less for customers trading devices.

Update 7:15 a.m.: The bonus is now also showing as available in the United States with bonuses of up to $50 on iPhone and iPad, up to $40 on Apple Watch, and just $10 on Mac.

(Via The Apple Post)

Article Link: Apple Launches Limited-Time Bonus Trade-In Credit for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch in Many Countries
 
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adamw

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Additional credit seems OK for other countries, but why not for the US?
 
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jumpcutking

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It appears to be US as well, my iPad credit went from $390 to $430. Must be in preparation of another big release or the hopes to bolster this quarter.
 

coachgq

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Because they just lowered it SUBSTANTIALLY for the US so would be an odd move. My M1 iMac lost $400 trade in value overnight so my $1600 MSRP less than 1yr old iMac is worth about $440…
As a trade...As a private sell it's probably closer to 1300.
 

WildCowboy

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This offer is being run in several countries, INCLUDING the United States.

Thanks...it wasn't showing on the U.S. page when we published, but it is now. We'll update.
 
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GhostOS

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Apple's trade-in credits have always been laughably low despite this puny little 'bonus', so much better to just sell it literally anywhere instead.
 
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markl9

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Got a trade in valuation for my 11pro a little over a week ago and it was £300, tried it now with the added "bonus" £295!!
 
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Foxglove9

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My 2017 iMac I paid over $2000 for is considered worthless according to Apple which is just bonkers. I guess anything less than M1 is pretty much obsolete at this point.
 

techfreak23

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I'm okay selling my products on my own just like I always have. I've NEVER used a trade-in option because most of them, not just Apple's, are crap. The only somewhat worthwhile ones are the carrier switch deals where they buy out your previous plan and give you additional credit. Sucks that those people that do trade-ins are bought into the convenience when you can easily get 50-100% more than what they offer you through trade-in by selling it yourself.

Edit: just remembered, look up what they offer for your device on those trade-in services and double it if you're going to sell it yourself.
 

theheadguy

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bgraham

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Interesting they did this now, just as the stock market and economy look increasingly strained.

Not great a sign for how short-term hardware sales are going...
 

MNLondon

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Apple can really afford to offer more money for this. They are the biggest company in the world, and still want to maintain that. People like myself who have been buying Apple products for years should be offered preferential prices for trade in.
 
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gwhizkids

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Ha not even a week after they lower the trade-in values they offer this “bonus.” That’s unethical business practice.
You were fine until your last statement. They can charge whatever they want and provide whatever trade in value they want. Don’t like it, buy a PC. But it’s not unethical.
 
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webkit

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You were fine until your last statement. They can charge whatever they want and provide whatever trade in value they want. Don’t like it, buy a PC. But it’s not unethical.

I agree that "unethical" is too strong but Apple promoting this as some sort of special bonus or extra credit is kind of deceiving given that they recently lowered trade-in values. It would be like a company increasing prices 50% and then a week later promoting a super special 25% off sale. But, it happens. Apple is certainly not alone here and they are free to charge what they want and offer what they want for trade-ins.
 
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gwhizkids

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I agree that "unethical" is too strong but Apple promoting this as some sort of special bonus or extra credit is kind of deceiving given that they recently lowered trade-in values. It would be like a company increasing prices 50% and then a week later promoting a super special 25% off sale. But, it happens. Apple is certainly not alone here and they are free to charge what they want and offer what they want for trade-ins.
I agree with this. It definitely has a bad look to it.
 
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