When you bring in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one, what does Apple do with it? Here’s a look at Apple’s trade-in program and what happens to your old device.
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How to trade in your device
You can trade in your device at an Apple Store, online, or by using the Apple Trade In app. If you’re trading in with Apple, you’ll have the opportunity to receive apple store gift card or an instant credit applied to your purchase. If you choose to receive an Apple Store Gift Card, you’ll need to bring your device and a valid photo ID to an Apple Store.
Find Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider
Apple Stores and many of our Apple Authorized Service Providers offer trade-in programs. If you’re not sure if your device is eligible,find your model below. You can also check with an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to see if they accept trade-ins for credit. Some locations might have additional requirements, such as requiring that devices have all of their original components.
Apple Stores and many of our Apple Authorized Service Providers offer trade-in programs. If you’re not sure if your device is eligible, find your model below. You can also check with an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to see if they accept trade-ins for credit. Some locations might have additional requirements, such as requiring that devices have all of their original components.
For Mac computers, the process is a little different. You can only trade in at an Apple Store.
Get an estimate from Apple
You can trade in your eligible device for credit toward your next purchase, or you can recycle it responsibly for free.
Here’s what we accept:
To get started, gather your devices and choose a carrier. If you aren’t sure which carrier to choose, contact your new carrier to verify that your device is compatible with its network. You can also check apple.com/iphone/LTE to see if your iPhone 6 or later is compatible with LTE networks around the world.
After you select a carrier and make sure that your devices are eligible, follow these steps:
1.Open the Apple Store app and sign in with apple id *
2.Tap the menu button , then tap Account > Trade In.
3.Answer a few questions about each of your devices to receive an estimated tradein value from Apple.*
4.Send us your device using the included shipping label and box. We’ll inspect it when we receive it and email you within two business days with an estimated tradein value or contact you if we need more information about your device. If everything checks out, we’ll credit the listed value of your device to apple id within five business days—sometimes sooner—and send you an email confirming everything once we’ve processed everything on our end.*
Trade in your device
When you get a new iPhone, iPad,ipod touch or Mac, you can trade in your old device to help offset the purchase price.1 We work with plenty of major carriers and retailers to make this as seamless as possible. And no matter which model you trade in, we’ll recycle it responsibly at no cost to you. So go ahead start a whole new chapter with your apple products
Here’s what you need to know about trading in your device:
To get started, visit an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. You can also mail in your device.
Bringing your own device is the easiest way to get an estimate for trade-in value. If you don’t have your own device, we can still give you an estimate based on make and model.
We accept a wide range of devices from different carriers and countries. Most devices are eligible for trade-in, but there are a few exceptions:
-Water-damaged or nonfunctional devices
-iPod shuffle (3rd generation and earlier)
-iPod nano (6th generation and earlier)
iPhones with cracked displays, buttons that don’t work, or other major damage will have reduced value. You might be able to trade in your damaged iPhone for credit toward a new one.* To protect our environment, we follow strict guidelines when recycling iPhone components and devices.”
How Apple uses your trade-in
When you get a new iPhone, you may trade in your old device to receive a discount on the purchase price. But what happens to your old device? In this article, we’ll take a look at how Apple uses your trade-in device.
Apple inspects your device
Apple gives you a estimated trade in value for your device when you go to their website and answer a few questions. Once you send in your device, Apple will inspect it and verify its condition. If everything checks out, Apple will then issue you a trade-in credit either electronically or through the mail.
Apple gives you a trade-in credit
When you trade in your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac with Apple, we’ll give you a trade-in credit to use toward a new product. If you have an iPhone with a cracked screen, we’ll give you up to $250 in trade-in credit.
Your trade-in device needs to be in good condition. We can test it for you and give you an estimate of what it’s worth.
If your device is not eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it for free.
Apple recycles your device
When you bring your device to Apple to be recycled, we will disassemble it and recycle the materials. The components will be separated by material type and sent to the appropriate smelters and refiners around the world for recycling into new products.
We partner with renewable energy initiatives in our product manufacturing supply chain to offset our carbon footprint. One way we do this is by using responsibly sourced paper in our packaging. Our goal is to have 100 percent of our packaging come from certified sustainable sources by 2020.
All of our recycling programs are free and available in all of our retail stores as well as many Carrier partners, Best Buy locations, and select Apple authorized service providers.