iPhone trade-in scheme comes to UK Apple Stores
Bored of your old iPhone? Apple will take it off your hands -- as long as you buy a slightly cheaper new one.
Getting bored of your old iPhone? Apple will take it off your hands -- as long as you buy a slightly cheaper new one.
The company's 'Reuse and Recycle' iPhone scheme kicked off in August in the US, but, The Telegraph reports., has now arrived in UK shops. The plan lets you swap an old iPhone for credit towards a new one,
"iPhones hold great value", the paper quotes the shiny gadget-maker as saying. "So, Apple Retail Stores in the UK are launching a new programme to assist customers who wish to bring in their previous-generation iPhone for reuse and recycling."
If you bring your old iPhone into an Apple shop, an employee will break out their iPhone-inspection monocle and assign your tired mobile a value, which you can count towards the price of a new iPhone. Hardware, water and screen damage will all count against the price.
Trade-in credit is only valid "when purchasing a new iPhone activated in store with the network of your choice", Apple says on its website.
A box on the pages for Apple's high-street shops now reads, "Trade in your old iPhone and get up to £175 for a new one", which suggests the maximum discount you can earn could be £175.
Apple has-- iPhones included -- since early 2012. The new in-store scheme is more convenient if you're planning on buying a new iPhone anyway, but if you're out to save cash you should see if you can get a better price for your tech elsewhere. A quick glance at eBay reveals that you could nab upwards of £225 for a working, 16GB , for example.
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