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Broken iPhone? Apple will reportedly let you trade it in towards a new phone

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Broken iPhone? Apple will reportedly let you trade it in towards a new phone
Apple is reportedly getting ready to launch an enhanced iPhone trade-in program which, unlike the current program, should allow users to bring in damaged iPhones. More exactly, according to 9to5Mac, Apple will accept iPhones with cracked screens, damaged buttons, or damaged cameras in return for credit towards getting a brand new iPhone.

Apparently, only damaged iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus units will be accepted - folks rocking older models seem to be out of luck. It's said that a broken iPhone 5s will get you a $50 credit, while broken iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models could get you at least $200, or $250, respectively. 9to5Mac notes that this upgraded trade-in program should be launched this week (most likely, only in the US - at least for the beginning).

Another new thing that Apple started doing is to offer plastic screen protector installations in its official stores (not for free, of course). 9to5Mac reports that this is already available in select Apple Store locations, and the process is similar to what you're seeing in the video below (it's in Dutch, but you'll get the point).



source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 04 Feb 2016, 16:58 4

1. dradford784 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Feb 2016)


Wow, apple never fail to impress me.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 17:10 9

2. Finalflash (Posts: 2795; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Man that's some A-grade sarcasm there.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 19:18 1

10. lyndon420 (Posts: 3995; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


It's a good way of getting parts for the new phones they're making :)

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 20:00

13. ibend (Posts: 3875; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


they can just refurbish it and sell it as "new"..
buy i6+ for $200, add $10-$150 to fix it, and sell it again for $600.. thats some easy money for them

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 23:10 3

15. someone12 (Posts: 177; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


You are an idiot, that's not how it works.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 17:17 1

3. Finalflash (Posts: 2795; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Seems pretty desperate but a good scheme to get a handful more iPhones sold I guess. Wonder if they'll actually try making a compelling device or just stick to the bare minimum and hope to coast on their good will from Jobs' era.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 18:39 1

7. AlikMalix (Posts: 5238; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


FF, iPhone beats pretty much all in benchmarks and in real life... troll much? or just angry at something?

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 18:40 2

8. bucky (Posts: 2473; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Don't feed the troll.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 19:31 1

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 20113; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The trolls are fishing for green thumbs.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 20:02

14. eden555 (Posts: 26; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)


wait for the s7 boy

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 18:11

4. Dee79 (Posts: 281; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


It's nice of apple to let there customers trade it in with a nice new shinny Galaxy. They are kind and understanding after all ;)

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 18:16

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 20113; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not a bad deal.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 18:20

6. Diezparda (Posts: 869; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Both parties could gain benefit but i think it's smart business for Apple, customer will be happy at least it's better than nothing & Apple gains even more benefit cuz they are selling refurbished iPhone aren't they?

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 18:41

9. bucky (Posts: 2473; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I thought this was a bad deal at first but then I realized its for broken iPhones. That's not that bad I guess.

posted on 04 Feb 2016, 19:19 1

11. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Apple have a long way to match of it's true Samsung includes broken screens in the S7 warranty.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 02:34

17. AlikMalix (Posts: 5238; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Samsung didn't even warranty their "waterproof" phones from water damage!!! Quit worshiping.

posted on 05 Feb 2016, 02:10

16. Charlie2k (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Jan 2016)


Humor.... Selling a phone that require upgrades in the store to survive everyday use.
Clearly poor design.

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