The Apple GiveBack program accepts used electronics, including smartphones, computers, tablets and more. To check the value of your iPhone it only takes a few clicks. Apple offers Apple Store Gift Cards for up to $500 on eligible smartphones, including the iPhone. For a limited time, Apple is also offering trade in deals for those upgrading to the iPhone XR or iPhone XS.
iPhone owners can now trade in their old devices at Apple retail stores across the US. Officially the iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program, Apple's offering gives customers up to $280 for a used device, as long as they leave the store with a new two-year contract for a new iPhone. The credit comes in the form of a gift card, which must be used towards a new iPhone.
Of course, any value left over on the card can be spent on merchandise or accessories at the Apple store. Customers must be deemed eligible for an upgrade by their wireless carrier to make use of the trade-in program. According to CNBC, smartphone trade in programs have become the hottest area of all smartphone transactions this year.
Looking for a new iPhone 4S with an unlimited data plan? Sprint is hoping to lure customers with older iPhones from rivals Verizon and AT&T, both companies that have ceased offering unlimited data plans to their iPhone customers.
Now you can bring any iPhone from another carrier to Sprint and get $100 credit towards your new iPhone 4S with a two year contract. Sprint has said it will keep offering an unlimited data plan even if the next generation iPhone is released with 4G LTE speeds.
Amazon has launched its Electronics Trade-In Store and used iPhones are highlighted with special deals already taking place. Currently a 16 GB iPhone 3GS in black or white is fetching $235 in like new condition. The process is simple, with free shipping on your used items and the gift card amount deposited directly into your Amazon account.
Now that electronics are on the list of trade-in items at Amazon, other Apple products are showing up in the eligible device list. An original iPhone (2G) can be traded in for up to $86 and specific iPod classic, nano and touch models are all on the list.
AT&T may begin offering its customers discounts on new phones if they trade in an older model. Rumors of a possible June launch to the program have iPhone enthusiasts buzzing about the implications. The possibility of a next-generation iPhone launch to coincide with a trade-in policy means users returning their old phone could get up to $200 back if the device is in good shape.
Preliminary rules indicate the phone being returned can't be more than two years old. Depending on what shape the phone is in and the model, trade-ins will net the customer $50 to $200 bucks off their purchase of a new phone.