Apple Stores now accept non-iPhone handsets as a trade toward the purchase of certain iPhone models

Apple Stores now accept non-iPhone handsets as a trade toward the purchase of certain iPhone models
Earlier this month, we told you that Apple was working on a way to allow consumers to trade in phones made by rival manufacturers, and use the proceeds of such a trade toward the purchase of a new iPhone. This morning, we can tell you that Apple has completed the training of its personnel, and is launching the program today.

Certain Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry handsets can be used as a trade-in toward the purchase of an Apple iPhone 5c, Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The Apple Watch cannot be purchased with this plan. The devices being accepted by Apple include models like the BlackBerry Z30, Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Nexus 5.  Your trade will now be accepted at Apple Stores located in the U.S., France, U.K. and Italy.

Apple started its trade-in plan back in 2013 in an attempt to drive more sales of the Apple iPhone 5. At the time, the plan only accepted the trade-in of older iPhone models. A version of that older plan is starting today in China.

If you do happen to live in one of the countries where Apple will accept your non-iOS trade, the good news is that instead of collecting dust in your sock drawer, your old handset might be able to put a new iPhone in your pocket.

source: 9to5Mac via Engadget

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