Apple's Smartphone Trade-In Program Launches in United States, Canada and Europe

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has expanded its Reuse and Recycling Program in the United States, Canada and several European countries to cover eligible Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones. The new trade-in program is available online and in-store and provides customers with the option to mail in eligible non-Apple smartphones, including certain Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, Sony and BlackBerry models, for credit in the form of an Apple Store gift card or bank transfer.

    The smartphone trade-in program has gone live in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany and Canada in partnership with third-party device buyback and trade-in company Brightstar. Apple is also accepting various PC models by certain manufacturers as part of its expanded Reuse and Recycling Program, handled by third-party vendor Dataserv.
    Apple's Reuse and Recycling Program launched in August 2013 and was previously limited to trading in qualifying iPhones, iPads and Macs for immediate credit towards the purchase of a new Apple device. Apple also offers a traditional recycling program for disposing of devices such as iPhones, iPads, Macs and other smartphones and computers that are no longer eligible for trade in.

    Article Link: Apple's Smartphone Trade-In Program Launches in United States, Canada and Europe
  2. rikardors macrumors member


    Apr 8, 2013
    Concepcion, Chile
  3. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Price of iPhone6? $700.00

    "You have a trade in iPhone3G? That'll be $7. credit!"

    Congratulations. You've just received a 1% discount.
  4. ArtOfWarfare, Mar 30, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2015

    ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007

    Chrome on Windows 7 tells me that's a typo. Wordnik tells me it's an alternative spelling of installments.

    (Second word on the right half of the banner taken from Apple's website in the article.)

    Actually, what the hell is up with the right half of the banner.

    That's not a proper sentence, but they started it with a capital letter and ended it with a period as if it was.

    I'm pretty sure this is another sentence fragment.

    Even if we throw out the period and lowercase the S in Spread, it's still an awkward sentence.

    Shouldn't it be "Monthly installments spread the cost over up to 24 months." ?

    I'm not sure. I haven't taken an English class in years. But this just seems particularly bad.
  5. icanhazapple macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2009
    "we welcome all customers, including idiots, at our stores."
  6. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

    Jul 15, 2006
    You're probably American then.
  7. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    That's the correct UK spelling.
  8. iReality85 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Yup, I'm definitely bringing in my iPhone 4S (the photo features an iPhone 4/4S, so I'm assuming it's allowed). Even if I get paid a pittance. The thing has limped along since the final versions of iOS 7, and can't even do iOS 8.
  9. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

    Staff Member

    May 12, 2012
    United Kingdom, Canada and Australia (and probably elsewhere) use English (UK) and not English (US).
  10. Ventilatedbrain macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2012
    Android phones have become really competent, but whenever i see an iPhone 6 i gaze admiringly at it.. I absolutely love my Z3...i can't wait to get the 6+s if they offer a trade in program for that.
  11. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    Oh if the earth were only so tiny.


    I don't see anywhere on the US based apple store to trade in your Android. I priced out a 16GB iPhone 4 in perfect condition and it said it's worth $10. Verizon just gave me $200 for it 6 months ago. I'd wonder if it's still better to hang onto an old device and wait for Verizon/Target/Best Buy to do a trade-in program where you'd get a lot more for it.

    I never thought the hand-me-down iPhone 4 would ever be worth anything until Verizon gave me quite a bit for it.
  12. cocky jeremy macrumors 601

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Hopefully the screenshot is from a UK person then. Otherwise, it just throws me off. lol.
  13. newtestleper macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2013
    *they started it with a capital letter.
  14. kironin macrumors 6502a


    May 4, 2004
    It take me to the UK page and tells me my old 4S is worth 55 pounds. Not worth the expense of traveling to the UK for that. :rolleyes:
  15. Iconoclysm macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2010
    Washington, DC
    Ok, first of all, this is a standard marketing material and those are bullet points. Every sentence is implied to begin with "Includes:". Second, "Spread the cost" is a complete sentence, not a fragment....not sure how you consider it a fragment even with the trailing prepositional phrase. Third, periods at the end of bullet points are optional, sometimes they look nice and others they don't.
  16. Keirasplace macrumors 601

    Aug 6, 2014
    The highest price right now you can get for a near new, flawless Iphone 4 selling it directly on the Internet is $140 bucks right now. The average selling price is around $100-120.
  17. scottwaugh macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    eBay says its worth alot more than that.
  18. Akzel macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
    I have a 5S and I want a 6, what do you guys recommend? What's the best place to get more for my device? I checked the trade-in program and they're giving so little for thos device and won't take in consideration I have Care+.

    PS: my device is unlocked, I bought full price at Apple.
    PPS: I'm in the US.
  19. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    Craigslist will net you the most. Meet at an Apple Store, carrier store, or some public place. If you don't want to do that try swappa.
  20. byke macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2007
    LDN. UK
    Given Tim Cooks recent publicised views, can we expect that both phone colours will hold the same value? And phones that are different, such as those who have been jailbroken won't be refused to participate?
  21. meaning-matters macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2013
    Wish I could trade in my iPhone 6 Plus for a smaller iPhone 6. I actually also want to trade for a phone that does not painfully pull my beard hairs during every call.
  22. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Depends on how much Apple offers, but if Apple offers it then you know you will get the money. With eBay or other methods, there is always the risk that you run into a scammer or just an extremely stupid buyer.
  23. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
  24. JuryDuty macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2014
    That's exactly it. You're almost always better off ebaying it.

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