The iPhone XR costs just $449 when you trade-in an older model (limited time)

The iPhone XR costs just $449 when you trade-in an older model (limited time)
Apple iPhone XR

Less than a week after Apple’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals finished, the Apple Giveback program was announced. This offers up to $100 extra trade-in credit towards a new iPhone when an older model is replaced.

Technically, this promotion does Apply to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. But from Apple’s latest website modifications it’s clear that the main focus is shifting iPhone XR units – it’s now being advertised at just $449 on the official website.

Accompanying this promotional price is a small asterisk that requires the trade-in of an iPhone 7 Plus. But obviously, not everybody has that particular model. So, here’s a breakdown of how much the new iPhone XR costs when you trade-in any old model:

  • iPhone 6 – iPhone XR price of $599
  • iPhone 6 Plus – iPhone XR price of $549
  • iPhone 6s – iPhone XR price of $549
  • iPhone 6s Plus – iPhone XR price of $499
  • iPhone 7 – iPhone XR price of $499
  • iPhone 7 Plus – iPhone XR price of $449
  • iPhone 8 – iPhone XR price of $449
  • iPhone 8 Plus – iPhone XR price of $399
  • iPhone X – iPhone XR price of $249

Apple itself clearly mentions that this offer is for a limited time only but fails to actually specify the length of time that it will be available. Because of this, we’d recommend purchasing the iPhone XR as soon as possible since the offer could end at any time. However, if you are rocking the iPhone X we wouldn’t exactly recommend the upgrade. Similarly, if you currently have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus in your pocket, the switch probably isn’t worth it either.

Related phones

iPhone XR
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2942 mAh(25h talk time)



1. haruken

Posts: 311; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Damn, the iPhone XS must be really underpeforming.

2. midan

Posts: 3212; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Surprisingly people are still buying more XS Max model, i would have expected XS sales with smaller form factor will get closer and closer, but it looks like Max just keeps selling better, which as a company for Apple is of course great thing.

17. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Anyone trading in a iPhone plus model for the iPhone XR is crazy, and they clearly don't know their head from their butt. Especially a 6s plus, 7 plus or 8 plus for the much lower resolution single camera iPhone XR. Plus no 3D touch on the XR. What idiot would trade in an iPhone 6s plus and still pay $500 for the iPhone XR? If they do, then those individuals will believe anything Apple tells them is great. Those individuals are truly suckers. I guess that sales motto is in full effect for Apple 'A sucker is born every minute'.

3. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Not when you compare the combine sales of Samsung flagships

5. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You secretly love Samsung so much you have to bring them up in every non Samsung article. So butt hurt that apple is not doing so good.

4. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow they are really trying to sell this hard. Never seen Apple do this before.

7. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

The garbage is not selling, so apple is trying everything to pass off its trash unto gullible folks.

9. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I wouldn't call it garbage. Have you ever even checked one out for yourself?

19. tobias.will

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2018

It’s faster and better than most of “Android flagship” out there. Btw, what would you call something worse than “garbage”?

6. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Anyone that would trade in a 8, 8+ or a x on this phone needs a brain check. The 3 are way better phones then the xr.

8. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Or they could just want a phone that has current gen hardware with Face ID, and the X is excluded from that of course. As for the X, I disagree on that point too. The Xr is the perfect in between size between the X(S) and the XS Max. It's a way to have a bigger display without having a much bigger phone.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I am not even a apple fan but i would take any of those 3 i listed over the xr.

10. D34ever

Posts: 244; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

iPhones series 7 and latter are worth more than Apple's trade-in allowances. If you have a 6/6s series phone, then it's worth trading in. Otherwise, you're getting ripped off.

12. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Iphone X for iphone XR is a rip off and whoever take that deal must be genius from planet said bad idea is good idea. Anyway, This show you Apple is desperate.

13. rouyal

Posts: 1598; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Yeah, just wait until Apple “jumps the shark” and starts dabbling with holes in displays, bendable phones, and corner notches. Then they’ll look truly desperate. Oh, wait, that is another company doing that.

14. koioz

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

Oh you forgot that experiment will bear the fruit of innovation. Unlike the other company that rip off other's invention and call it their own then tag it "best ever". "Liquid retina display"anyone? Lmao. Oh and bought a good stuff from the other company then called "super retina display". LMAO!!!!!!

16. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I like you! You tell it like it is. Be careful though they will start whining like pigs, when they argue a good point.

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Anyone who would trade an 8 or an X for a. Xr, needs to be slapped until their brains start working. What's so funny too is, the XR has a 6.1" display, bigger than the 5.5" displays on the older plus models, but they took 1080p away and went down to 720p. And yet increases the price? And every single Apple fan has praised this? But if this was even rumored to be happening with Samsung or Google, or any Android OEM, there was have been an article from each writer here about it.

18. Valdomero

Posts: 707; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I'm pretty happy with my X so no thanks Apple, when the XR's price lowers to $499 I may think to tell my GF to change her 6s+ for that one, in the meantime, she's fine with her phone.

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