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

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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14 Comments

1. dradford784

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 04, 2016

Wow, apple never fail to impress me.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Man that's some A-grade sarcasm there.

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

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

8. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Don't feed the troll.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30693; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The trolls are fishing for green thumbs.

14. eden555

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

wait for the s7 boy

4. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 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 ;)

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30693; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not a bad deal.

6. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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?

9. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

11. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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

17. AlikMalix unregistered

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

16. Charlie2k

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

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

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