Apple iPhone trade-in program comes to Italy

Apple iPhone trade-in program comes to Italy
Apple has exported its trade-in plan to Italy. Started last year in the U.S. prior to the launch of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c, the program allows consumers to trade-in an older iPhone model to Apple in return for an Apple Store gift card worth as much as €220 ($300 USD). The card can be used toward the purchase of a new iPhone.

After debuting in the states, the trade-in program migrated to the U.K., Canada and France, before being available in Italy. Apple also has a mail-in program that allows iPhone owners to mail-in their current model in exchange for Apple Store credit. An Apple iPad trade-in program is also available in the U.S., U.K., Canada and France. So far, there is no word if Apple will expand the tablet trade-in program to Italy.

As far as the trade-ins are concerned, Apple says that it will recycle devices traded in, making it a more environmentally responsible option for those getting rid of an older iPhone model, than simply throwing it away. And with training of Apple Store employees in Australia already underway, it is believed that Apple Stores in the land down under will be the next to offer the iPhone trade-in plan, as soon as this coming week.

source: 9to5Mac via MacRumors


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