Apple’s reuse and recycling programme now accepts Android trade-ins


Apple has announced that its iPhone trade-in programme will now include select Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones.

The trade-in programme, available both on the company’s online and in-stores, includes certain models of Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, Sony, and BlackBerry devices. Upon trading in a device, customers receive credit for their old smartphones. The credit comes in two ways, an Apple Store gift card or bank transfer, that must be used toward purchasing of a new iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus.

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Trade In Apple

For now, the trade-in programme is not, sadly, available across the world. France, Italy, the U.K., and the U.S are the only places in that it is available in.

Apple is not handling the process though, according to MacRumors, choosing to let it be handled by third parties, allowing it to sell its primary products and not spend a lot of time with the trade-ins. The smartphone part of the program is arranged in partnership with third-party device buyback and trade-in company Brightstar Corporation and the PC part is being handled by third-party vendor Dataserv.

Apple also now accepts PCs from certain manufacturers.

This is not the first time Apples has run the programme. It first ran it August 2013.



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