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Following last week's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch, Apple has added the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus to its trade-up program in the United States, offering estimated trade-in values of $160, $275, and $315 respectively towards the purchase of a new iPhone.

Apple has also lowered its estimated trade-in values for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by $25 each to $200 and $225 respectively, while the iPhone 5s now scores $90 instead of $125. iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c trade-in values are now $50 and $40 respectively, down from $75 each, and the iPhone 4s is no longer eligible for trade in.

o iPhone 5 - $50
o iPhone 5c - $40
o iPhone 5s - $90
o iPhone SE - $160
o iPhone 6 - $200
o iPhone 6 Plus - $225
o iPhone 6s - $275
o iPhone 6s Plus - $315

The iPhone trade-up program, not to be confused with the iPhone Upgrade Program, allows customers to trade in their old iPhone to Apple in exchange for credit to lower the full cost of a new iPhone, or to reduce the monthly payments of a carrier financing plan. Trade-in values, managed by third-party vendor Brightstar Corporation, may vary based on the condition of the iPhone traded in. Select Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices are also eligible for trade in.

iPhone owners looking to get the best value for their old smartphone should consider selling privately through websites like eBay or Craigslist, but Apple's trade-up program does provide a convenient and safe resale option.

Article Link: Apple Now Accepting iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and 6s Plus Trade-Ups, Offers Up to $315
 

Christian 5G

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Ridiculous.

So, I paid $700 +/- last year for my 6s and they're only offering "up to 325". Don't think even a luxury a car losses value that fast in a year.

With how much money they profit, they just want more.

Are they going to sell them with their ways for more expensive ? Who knows...

What is sad is people not knowing or not like us on here with some knowledge will do it.

Greedy bas#%rds.
 
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iGeek2014

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I find Brightstar to be very poor with their trade in values.

Over here in the U.K. there's a plethora of recycling companies.

Some offer better values than others and even with the new iPhone one company has offered me £390 for my 6s Plus 64GB.

Apple haven't updated their systems over here yet but I don't envisage them offering anywhere near that as/when they do!
 
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cerberusss

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I don't understand the pissing and moaning. It's just an offer, which you can take or not. If continued, MacRumors will become a cesspool of complainers instead of fans.

This is very useful for people or companies who do not want the hassle of reselling. I for one am very hesitant to resell. If you put this online in my country, there's a big chance of cheaters mailing and calling you. I've also suddenly had two people showing up instead of one. And then starting haggling out of the agreed price. Some time later, my house got robbed. Coincidence of course, but it doesn't sit well with me.

I wonder, is this program available internationally, or just the United States?
 

eroslws

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Just an FYI, this is a better deal than the current carrier promos if you are on Verizon or Sprint with 2-year contract option and you don't live in CA or RI (those states charge full price tax).
 

allenvanhellen

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Some big dorks here. Yeah, you can get more selling them yourselves. It's the same as a car. You get less on your trade-in than selling it privately because there's a middleman who wants to profit, too. This is for people who don't feel like going through selling their phones on their own.
 
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djgamble

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You'd only do it for the convenience... at the prices Apple offers you could get ~2x as much by selling it on eBay.
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I don't understand the pissing and moaning. It's just an offer, which you can take or not. If continued, MacRumors will become a cesspool of complainers instead of fans.

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I wonder, is this program available internationally, or just the United States?

1. EXACTLY!!! If you don't want it then nobody's forcing you to take it. Go sell your phone for more on eBay. I presume it's better for businesses that have ~500 iPhones, will upgrade each year anyway and are just looking to recoup a bit of dosh without having to go out of their way to sell 500 iPhones.
2. Yes, I traded in my iPhone 4S when I purchased my iPhone 6. I forgot what I got ($100-$200 I think), but Apple was actually giving the phone to a recycling company that was going to melt it down for raw materials/components. My phone was at the stage where I couldn't get much on eBay anyway (and didn't want to deal with some whinger wanting free tech support if anything went wrong) so I just cashed it in when I bought my 6.

Other thing... many people get their phones 'free' with their plan. If your phone feels 'free' then maybe you forget that it was actually purchased for $1000+? I buy mine outright and use super cheap phone plans (I switch to the best deal available every time one comes - saves me a heap of dosh) so I'm well aware of how much my iPhone cost me.
 

eroslws

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You'd only do it for the convenience... at the prices Apple offers you could get ~2x as much by selling it on eBay.
Nope. After sellers fees it's like 30% more or so. That doesn't take into account the hassle of mailing in the iPhone, hoping the person doesn't file a claim or request a refund, or the fact that the Apple credit is instant in-store. There's definitely a convenience fee, but you aren't going to get twice as much on eBay.
 

recoil80

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Why do they give you nothing for a 4s and a 4?
The customer paid big money to get one, and they're not worth a single dollar? That's ridiculous.
Of course you can get more money on ebay for a recent iPhone like 5s or 6, but what about older phones that have a low market value? Apple could give some good money for trade in and that could be a good incentive to bring old devices back, at least for recycling
 

Relentless Power

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No thanks. Those prices are not very competitive, especially being how well I take care of my iPhones and I know what their worth. I will take my chances selling my iPhones outright through private party.
 
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keatth

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Apple isn't greedy with this, there's a reason why every trade in company offers a much lower value, some of the phones they get they end up not being able to sell and don't want to take it as a loss so offering what they do helps them equate that
 
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