Apple seems to have an upgrade problem and a new fix to try and entice upgrades. Apple’s promotional trade-in offer for old iPhones boosting their value by between $25 and $100.
Attempt of Boosting Sales:
In an attempt to boost iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c sales, Apple is preparing to increase trade-in values of the four-year-old iPhone 4 and three-year-old iPhone 4S, documents obtained by iLounge reveal.
Apple skipped on offering much in the way of must-have discounts for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but today it launched a significant boost to trade-in credit for older iPhones.
The amount you’re getting probably still isn’t equal to what you’d make by selling on Craigslist or elsewhere, but Apple’s option is all about convenience.
It’s worth noting that this promotion is only open for those who are upgrading to the 2018 iPhone lineup, meaning the XS, XS Max, or XR. (That’s one way to increase demand.)
Trade In Credit Info:
Exactly how much more trade-in credit you’ll receive depends on the phone you’re handing over:
- The iPhone 6 is worth $150, up from $75
- iPhone 6 Plus is worth $200, up from $100
- The iPhone 6S is also worth $200, up from $100
- iPhone 6S Plus is worth $250, up from $150
- The iPhone 7 is worth $250, up from $175
- iPhone 7 Plus is worth $300, barely up from $250
- iPhone 8 is also worth $300, up from $250
Impact on latest iPhone Models:
If you have an iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, or anything newer, your trade-in value is unaffected by the promotion, which should run through the rest of this year and into 2019.
The upgrade option will be shared with eligible customers, iLounge’ s sources say, as Apple Store workers were instructed to talk about this great upgrade opportunity possibly by rolling into Apple’s iPhone Reuse and Recycling program.
The upgrade option will be shared with eligible customers. Apple Store workers were instructed to talk about this great upgrade opportunity. Possibly by rolling into Apple’s iPhone Reuse and Recycling program. 9to5Mac reported earlier that Apple is making preparations for a major iPhone upgrade event to boost sales. If you have other items you planned to buy from the Apple Store. Such as Air Pods, this gift card will still come in handy. But those looking for discounts and don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars immediately will still need to look elsewhere.