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.