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Apple may launch iPhone trade-in program next month

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Apple may launch iPhone trade-in program next month
If new rumors are true, Apple may be getting ready to offer a new trade-in program in its retail stores which would allow users to trade in an old iPhone for a new one. There have been rumors about this for a couple months now, and it seems that Apple might start offering the program with the launch of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

During Apple's last earnings call, CEO Tim Cook didn't rule out the strategy, saying he was "not opposed" to a trade-in program. The program would have two major benefits to Apple. First, it would help to boost iPhone sales in Apple Stores, which is something that Tim Cook has wanted to do, although such a plan is somewhat flawed because of how few Apple Stores there are. Second, the trade-in program would help to lure customers into Apple Stores in general, which opens the door to plenty of other purchases.

It's unclear exactly when the program would start, but with the new iPhones expected to be announced on September 10th and launched on September 20th, it seems reasonable that the program would begin once the new devices are on the store shelves.

source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 26 Aug 2013, 19:29 2

1. zackh121556 (Posts: 98; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Who would want to trade their phone in for something the exact same?......ohh wait, it had an "s" at the end

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 21:03 1

2. quakan (Posts: 1179; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Well people who have the 4 and 4S would be more than happy too.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 00:36 3

3. Cdota (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Oh I'm sorry please tell me the difference between a Samsung S 3 and a S 4. Wait let me guess they upgraded their phone to a better plastic material? Yeah that must be it. @zackh121556

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 03:41 2

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 2898; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


clueless Apple fan... if you truly want to know search the internet yourself.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 13:58

5. Cdota (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


The problem is that I could care less but you on the other hand as a android geek fanboy apparently care about apple products otherwise why would u be on this page? Right right because your intrigue about apple products.

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