Apple Launches Trade-In Program for Old iPhones
Customers can bring old ones into physical stores for credit
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2013 5:38 PM CDT
File photo of an iPhone.   (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)

(Newser) – Those who plan to upgrade to a shiny new iPhone next month (a gold one, perhaps?) now have a new option from Apple: They can bring their old iPhone to an Apple store and trade it in for credit toward a new one, reports CNBC. Savvy shoppers can easily find better trade-in deals elsewhere, but 9to5mac says Apple apparently figures that the convenience of walking into a store with an old phone and walking out with a new one will trump that. The program applies to all generations of the iPhone, and Wired has the details of how it works for consumers.

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K.KRANK
Aug 31, 2013 5:56 PM CDT
You guys don't have to bring your old iPhone to Apple for a credit. Bring it to me & I'll give you a shiny penny for it.
MissionSparta
Aug 31, 2013 5:41 AM CDT
Can I trade it in for a Nokia Windows Phone?
juddz
Aug 30, 2013 9:20 PM CDT
So obvious I'm shocked they haven't been doing it for years. They can offer less than market value for the old phone then turn around and sell it at above market value all in the name of convenience & apple loyalty.