Apple increases iPhone trade in value by $15 across various models

Apple increases iPhone trade in value by $15 across various models
Back in 2013, Apple launched its iPhone trade-in program, allowing its customers to trade in their old smartphones for a certain amount of credit they can use for purchasing a new iPhone. 

Today it was discovered that Apple has boosted the trade-in value of old iPhones by $15. The promotion will only last during the month of June.

If you're willing to trade in your iPhone 4S, Apple will now give you $50 credit, up from just $35 previously to this offer. Trading in an iPhone 5 will grant you $100 of credit, up from $85. The iPhone 5S can now be traded for $200, up from $185. Please note that these values are only for smartphones in good condition with normal wear and tear. The credit values will go down if there's any significant damage. Furthermore, you'll only be able to use the credit for a new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, or iPhone 5C.

Apple also allows you to trade in smartphones from other manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, HTC, BlackBerry, or Nokia. For instance, trading in a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 in working condition will grant you up to $170 in credit. 

In closing, it should be mention that other trade-in programs offer a bit more money when trading in your old iPhone. For a 32GB iPhone 5S, Amazon will give you $250 worth of credit, Gazelle will top that at $299, while Apple will only give you $200.

source: Apple 



13. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Trade offs are for suckers. You'll get 200 dollars from apple compared to say 400-500 dollars if you sell it privately.

14. AlikMalix unregistered

Some people just don't care to take the time to post the item, take the effort of packaging and shipping the item and hope the buyer is happy with description you put on your listing. So they can go into Apple Store and trade it in. Given that it costs for a new iPhone about $200 this is a wash deal and you walk away without paying anything extra - at the same time you're in Apple Store and they will insure that all your data is wiped before you give it away. I like to sell my old 2 year iPhones because I profit from it even after I purchase a new one. To each his own - just another option... Move on!

16. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Local sale is pretty easy to do dude, no fees. Graiglist, gumtree or what ever you have.

17. AlikMalix unregistered

Yep it's also safe.... I mean what can go wrong? The only way I sell my phone locally is to meet at Apple Store and make sure my data is gone with the help of a rep - at the same time the buyer will be sure that my phone has not been stolen or locked out.

11. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Hey PA i just checked Gazelle they only give you $175 for the iphone 5S 32gig. What are you smoking? This is the type of article that causes fanboys to talk smack instead of checking data first. Shame PA.

10. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If you guys think that Apple is doing this cuz people are buying the Samsung S6, you guys are stupid. Theres nothing that scares Apple into doing this. They just want to sell more iPhone 6, 6 plus before the August launch of the iPhone 6s.

4. ThePATRIOToverlord

Posts: 50; Member since: May 29, 2015

Wow.....while they are make billions off sales.. this is spit and slap in the face to apple. customers, they think your iPhone is worth a whole $15 more only, they are driving in troves to buy the. new galaxy. s6 possibly...? leeching. and taking more hard. earned money off you? for what? it isnt going to R&D that is for sure. with 2012 hardware in mind as well, they are straight milking... even a company microsoft giving windows 10 for free to many. very quite ridiculous. Verizon edge program offer only. 200 off for i6 on edge, ridiculous I agree

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Verizon is offering $200 off the cost of an iPhone 6 is you buy it on Edge. Why such a price drop already? Is this too encourage sales? Have VZW customers stop buying them and are buying S6 maybe? Apple is.offering 170 for the S5? I can sell it on eBay for twice that much. Even those.iPhones I can sell on for more than they are offering. They should offer you more. They can afford too. How about if you bring in any iPhone we give you at least $200 off the newer model. Wow so cheap.while they make billions off sells. Amazing. Microsoft is giving Windows 10M for free. The a pro versions cost as much as $300. Apple can't even give you nice trade in. Even car company's give you a nice discount on bein loyal. Dodge gave me $1000 off the cost of the new car as I traded my old one. Cheap. Any application for iOS made by Apple should be free. ALL.OF THEM. They even stopped replacing busted chargers, charging cables and headphones. Why? You can't give $6 headphones away?

6. stealthd unregistered

Wow that's a lot of nonsense. Interesting you mention buying a car. Every single dealer on the planet will give you a trade in offer lower than what the car is worth. Apparently that didn't cross your mind when talking about selling it on ebay for more. And mentioning Windows 10 being free makes no sense. You do realize Apple made their OS updates free a while ago right?

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Start your own tech company, and do what you want. Until then let Apple make billions, while you post billions of rants/essays complaining about it, and Apple doesn't sell the S5, Samsung does.

8. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

His post literally makes him sound like a child.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He seems to have a deep seeded issue with Apple. I wonder why he rants here, instead of going down to Cupertino and handling his issue with them in person.

15. gaming64 unregistered

He definitely should go to mental asylum to be cured of iHate. Too many people here rant too much they even exceed the retard level of THEPATRIOTS.

12. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Excuse my language but no f*king way you can sell an S5 for double of $170 on ebay. I seen many sellers selling good quality S5 for well under $300. Minus the ebay fees and delivery fees, sellers on ebay don't really make much. Judging by your tone and what you wrote, you just seem to be hating on apple. Hate on their business tactics but Apple seem to be the only phone maker that is constantly selling phones and making profit. Not to mention the only 1 with psychical locations where you can ask for support. How about you name me one phone maker company that is worth as much as apple? We all know ppl buy Apple for that brand name that comes with it. Its the same reason why some ppl choose to buy Honda and others buy a BMW.

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7694; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

BS. The Galaxy S5 sells off contract for more then $300, easily. Please list some sites that sell it for well under $300 off contract and working. You do know the S5 is ip67 certified (dust and water resistant), it has a heart rate monitor, IR port, fingerprint scanner, 16 mp camera, 1920x1080 amoled display, 2.5 GHz SD 801 CPU with 2 GB of ram, 16/32 GB of expandable storage up to 128 GB, Qi wireless charging, and so much more.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not much, but iPhones are already valuable as is. Any amount is good.

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Groundbreaking news.

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