Does Apple still do trade-ins on recently updated hardware?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 8, 2008
I remember hearing stories about how Apple was cool and did trade-ins for hardware that was less than 1 month old if they did a refresh during that time. So you could get the cool new faster updated hardware.

I'm in the market for getting a new computer in the next 2-3 weeks and this policy will really sway my decision on whether or not I go with an iMac or windows based PC. I know there's no guarantee that Apple will refresh the iMac line before October 15th or so... but I'd be willing to risk it. If not, I'll probably go with a 42" passive 3d display PC setup... I do have a preference for OSX, but the hardware really isn't worth what I'm paying right now. (my macbook isn't handling gaming anymore, I wanna retire it to bed-time websurfing)
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macrumors 68030
Jul 11, 2008
If the new model comes out during your return period, you can take it back and get the new one.