Apple's Limited Time iPhone XS and iPhone XR Trade-Up Promotion Ends March 4 in Australia

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Australians looking to take advantage of Apple's limited time iPhone XS and iPhone XR trade-up promotion should act fast, as the offer ends Monday, March 4 in Australia, according to an update to Apple's website.


As in the United States, Apple is offering higher trade-in values for select older iPhone models towards the purchase of a new iPhone XR or iPhone XS. The iPhone XR starts at $1,229 in Australia, for example, but customers can purchase the device for as low as $849 when trading in an iPhone 7 Plus until next week.


The promotion began in the United States in late November and expanded to Apple Stores internationally in late December.

Apple has been heavily promoting iPhone XR and iPhone XS trade-ins with a prominent banner on the homepage of its website, store signage, App Store editorials, emails to older iPhone users, and more since the smartphones launched last year.

In a letter to shareholders last month, Apple said it saw fewer iPhone upgrades than it anticipated last quarter, primarily due to greater-than-expected economic weakness in the Greater China region. Apple said making smartphone trade-ins at its stores easier is one step it would take to improve results.

No end date has been specified for the U.S. promotion as of yet.

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udayan81

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Still no buyers ? lol.. I think they are mistaken to think that it's only the price that is causing people not to buy.. It's not much of an upgrade...people favor seeing things that are upgraded more visually..not everyone is technical.
 

dumastudetto

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I know some are sceptical, but I really see this is an incredible opportunity to buy into iPhone XS - the best iPhone Apple has ever made.
 
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69Mustang

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In between a rock and a hard place
In a word, convenience.

Many people are not into dealing with Craigslist, EBay, etc. and the convenience of a hassle-free transaction rules.
It can be a pain dealing with "shrewd negotiators"... which I don't. My rule of thumb is if I can get ~50% more going the Craigslist route, it might be worth it. Transacted at my local police station. Otherwise, a trade-in program just makes things easy.
 
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supergt

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I tried selling an old 6 via craigslist and demand was very weak in my area so I took advantage of the deal and got decent value of $150. So this can be advantageous to some.
 

Martius

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If they offered like 70-80% of the price you can get from selling it by yourself, I would say: ok the convenience plays a role here. But why on earth would you sell iPhone 8 for $300 dollars (and I guess it has to be flawless to get the max. price)?
 

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That's very kind of you folks at MR helping Apple market the trade-in program.

Never understood these trade in programs...
why would anyone trade their iPhone in, instead of selling it locally themselves...
My guess is if you are not satisfied with your new iPhone, you can't return it since you won't be able to get your old phone back. Apple give you 14 days to return and I doubt your old phone will be held at the store for that long, however, I would ask before making the trade. If Apple were to sell at the "trade-in" price without having to actually trade in your old phone, then that is a different story. I would want to keep my old phone as backup should anything happen to the new phone for whatever that reason may be. And no I am not going to pay extra for AC.
 

Textime

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Apple should understand, that iPhone 7 and 8 users, stick to their phones because of the size factor.
And they are the only somehow affordable phones right now.
X/Xs/Xr are no alternatives.
 
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nawnp

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Until they extend it again.
I wouldn't bet on it, if they release some products in March (making up for no SE2 last year?) they might kill the program.

Either way it makes someone upgrading slightly more inclined to do so, but I still think its more valuable at this point keeping an iPhone 5 years and then upgrade full price rather than 2-3 years and pay 75% the price.
 
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Let’s not forget the base price of the “affordable” iPhone XR is still over $1,200 Australian/Singaporean dollars. It’s pretty clear why they couldn’t sell more of these XR machines. The XS starts at $1,649 for the 64GB model and $1,889 for the middle 256GB model.

Apple can choose to rightly continue to blame exchange rates but the truth is their current-year-releases, even the lower-tiered ones, are too damn expensive.
 
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Baymowe335

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Let’s not forget the base price of the “affordable” iPhone XR is still over $1,200 Australian/Singaporean dollars. It’s pretty clear why they couldn’t sell more of these XR machines. The XS starts at $1,649 for the 64GB model and $1,889 for the middle 256GB model.

Apple can choose to rightly continue to blame exchange rates but the truth is their current-year-releases, even the lower-tiered ones, are too damn expensive.
Not what the numbers said. Take out the fall in China (where price is perhaps an issue) and they set revenue records again.

They already did set revenue records in tons of countries, including the US, Canada, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Korea, Vietnam, and others including all Asia Pacific minus China.

Why would they discontinue this if they needed to push product harder?
 

mi7chy

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Consumers are too smart to fall for this short time offer flimflam. If the product isn't moving they will eventually have to sweeten the deal so soon these will be prices with no trade-in requirement.

iPhone XR from $449.
iPhone XS from $699.
*No trade in required.