Apple Launches iPhone Trade-In Program

Apple’s in-store iPhone trade-in program is launching today in the United States. Customers who bring in their gently used iPhones will be able to receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone, according to USA TODAY. 971362 10152072311495830 404509182 n 150x150 Apple Launches iPhone Trade In Program

Sounds great, right? As you dig out your old iPhones from the depths of your closet and drawers, consider this: Apple hasn’t formally said how much credit they would offer customers, but presumably, it would it depend on what kind of condition the device is in.

As USA TODAY notes, retailers Best Buy, Target and RadioShack currently offer buyback programs, and some wireless carriers do as well. Online sites Gazelle and NextWorth pay cash for phones, and even Apple had already quietly joined in with the little-advertised Recycle program on its website. Old iPhones, depending upon the model, can garner from $150 to $350.

However, no matter where you trade in your phone, make sure you wipe it clean of all personal information and data. You wouldn’t want the new user to have a field day with your personal emails…and banking information.

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About Kelsey Owen

Kelsey Owen is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Better Business Bureau serving Metro Washington DC and Eastern PA (@BBB_DCPA). Prior to December 2014, Kelsey was the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Council of Better Business Bureaus based out of Arlington, VA. Kelsey graduated from Denison University with a degree in economics and communication and is currently pursuing a master's degree in media entrepreneurship.