Apple Devices iPhones, apple, iphone, smartphones, trade-in — October 15, 2013 11:50 — 1 Comment
Apple launches iPhone trade-in option in UK
Want to make a movie on the new iPhone 5s? If you have an old iPhone then you could trade it in for a new Apple handset
Good news for UK owners of previous iPhone models – Apple has opened up its iPhone trade-in scheme offering up to £175 towards the purchase of a new iPhone on their old Apple handset.
“In addition to helping support the environment, customers will be able to receive a credit for their returned phone that they can use toward the purchase of a new iPhone,” said an Apple spokesperson.
If, like me, you own a device from the iPhone 5 down, take it into any Apple store, where it will be inspected by an employee while the owner is asked questions about the condition of the smartphone to determine its value.
The prospective buyer is then made an offer for their old iPhone based on its condition, including hardware or water damage, the value of which can be exclusively used to discount the purchase of a new iPhone.
Other trade-in services exist in the UK, including offerings from Carphone Warehouse, Asda and trade-in site Mazuma Mobile, which allow people to recycle their iPhones for more money than Apple is currently offering, says the Guardian’s Samuel Gibbs.
Mazuma currently offers up to £240 for an iPhone 5 trade in and £160 cash for a 16GB iPhone 4s.
Apple’s ‘Reuse and Recycle‘ trade-in and recycling scheme also covers desktop and laptop computers from other manufacturers, although tablet and smartphone trade-ins are limited to Apple devices.
Apple’s trade-in programme in the US rolled out at the end of August, marketed as the iPhone Reuse and Recycle Program and offers similar deals to the UK scheme.