Apple Launching Trade-In Program For Broken iPhones
If you have a broken iPhone that you have no idea what to do with, then we have good news for you. Soon enough, Apple may let you trade in your broken iPhone in exchange for a new one. According to 9to5mac, Apple is prepping a new trade-in program for iPhones with broken buttons, screens or cameras. Previously, Apple wouldn't accept faulty devices in its recycle trade-in program. It is reported that the program would be in effect as soon as this week.
Apple Will Let You Trade In Broken iPhones
However, the company does not deem to provide assistance for the complete iPhone lineup, instead it will support iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. A certain trade-in value will be charged by Apple which is reported to be $50 for the iPhone 5s, $200 for the iPhone 6 and $250 for the iPhone 6 Plus. However, it could be that Apple will let go of a couple of bucks depending on the intensity and type of damage.
Apple's trade-in program would ultimately encourage people to upgrade their iPhone rather than making use of the old damaged one. The credit would then be put forward for a new iPhone. Moreover, to make sure that users with broken iPhone screens don't come back again, Apple is also launching another program in its retail stores that will apply screen protectors on iPhones automatically. Obviously, this is a choice, if you like using your iPhone without a protector, it's not necessary. But since screen damages are pretty common, it is viable that you apply a screen protector.
Employees at Apple Store will use an automated protector installation machine to apply protectors. The machine will accurately apply the protector without air bubbles. Apparently, the process has been in the works in some Apple Stores already. Apple partnered with Belkin to generate the feasibility of this idea.
Nonetheless, it's a good complementary service that Apple will provide alongside its trade-in program for broken or damaged iPhones. The program will be advantageous to both Apple and iPhone users. This is because when we add together all the subsidies and financing plans, trading in your older iPhone might be a little cheaper than buying a new one. Ultimately, users would save more and the company can sell more iPhone units.
This is it for now, folks. What do you think about this trade-in program? Do you have a damaged older iPhone at home laying around? Share your thoughts in the comments.