It has begun. The iPhone 4S is now part of Apples “Reuse and Recycle” scheme which takes old iDevices and places cash in your pocket. The 16 to 64GB models are begging to reaped by Apple, so hit up this page if you’re keen on money for your now ancient iPhone 4S.
The buyback service runs through PowerON, “an industry leader in the responsible reuse and recycling of used IT assets”.
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So what happens to your old iPhone? Apple will either resell it if it can be fancied up, or recycled for the good of mother Earth.
We didn’t fare so well in the recycling old and crappy phones for cash department. For the office iPhone 4S, with “light to moderate scratches” we managed to eke out US$235. Not bad for a phone that originally cost US$649 a year ago. Hang on, that’s pretty awful actually. Hopefully the US$235 will pay for at least a third of the iPhone 5.