For those hoping to trade up without breaking the bank once Apple releases its next iPhone, the company is currently offering iPhone trade INS at its U.S. stores.
“IPhones hold great worth. So, Apple Retail Stores are establishing a new program to assist customers who wish to bring in their own previous-generation iPhone for reuse or recycling,” an Apple spokesman said in a statement.
This program is available in all U.S. Apple Stores, beginning now. The spokesman said trade-in prices will vary depending on the state of your current iPhone.
Rumors about a trade in application emerged in June, when Bloomberg said one would be started by Cupertino that month so that you can improve iPhone 5 sales. Cupertino finally landed in the middle to establish today, although more lately, 9to5Mac tipped a September start of the trade-in plan.
Apple has an online recycling program that offers gift cards for salvageable iDevices via its associate, PowerON, but users must mail in their own devices rather than trade it in via an Apple Store.
That is not dissimilar to services which enable users receive an offer, to plug in data about their apparatus, mail them in, and get a check in the post.
In a statement, Gazelle CEO Israel Ganot said Apple’s trade in program “validates the marketplace chance users initiated at Gazelle.”
“Because users take another strategy than Apple – our focus is on online trade INS – we are actually fairly excited to have Apple in the game,” Ganot said. “With the iPhone 5S found in several weeks, we went our regular 30-day price lock to 50 days since we know not everyone is ready to hand over their old phone the exact same day they get a fresh one.”
The cellphone is supposed to arrive in China, meanwhile, on Nov. 28, according to China’s First Financial Daily.
The dates are in line with the iPhone start of last year. It launched in China in Dec. 2012.
A year ago, meanwhile, there were similar carrier blackout rumors, with Verizon reportedly nixing worker holidays between Sept. 21-30, 2012, though Verizon refused it. There was a similar rumor about AT&T ahead of the iPhone 4S start.
Best Buy has seen some success recently with its iPhone trade-in plans. The retailer has been offering $200 or $100 gift cards for older Apple smartphones, basically enabling buyers to get an iPhone 5 free of charge. A one-day promotion was so successful the deal returned in late June again this month, and will run over Labor Day weekend, too.
When might we really get our hands on the new smartphone, although the iPhone launching event is likely to take place on Sept. 10?
Based on TmoNews, Apple will probably release the iPhone 5S (and low cost iPhone 5C?) on Sept. 20. The site mentioned “whispers” that T Mobile is “blacking out” Sept. 20-22, meaning that employees cannot take vacation during the time. Apple iPhone starts are often a big creation, so Apple and carrier stores demand all hands on deck.
T-Mobile only just landed the iPhone in April, the last major U.S. carrier to do so.
Posted by Illidan on June 6th, 2014 :: Filed under Uncategorized