After officially launching the U.S. version of the program in late August, Apple has officially confirmed that it is launching its iPhone trade-in program today at its UK retail stores, reports Pocket-lint.
"iPhones hold great value. So, Apple Retail Stores in the UK are launching a new program to assist customers who wish to bring in their previous-generation iPhone for reuse or recycling," an Apple spokesperson has said. "In addition to helping support the environment, customers will be able to receive a credit for their returned phone that they can use toward the purchase of a new iPhone."
Under the program, users can receive a gift card in exchange for their older devices, although the gift card must immediately be used toward the purchase of a new iPhone.
Customers may also get quotes from Apple for a similar trade-in program online that launched nearly two years ago, with the option of shipping a device for recycling available as well. In the United States, the online and in-store programs are run by different third-party companies, and the same may be true in the UK, meaning that consumers may want to check both programs to determine any differences in trade-in value. Separate trade-in services may also offer greater value, although Apple's in-store program offers the convenience of an immediate no-hassle credit against the purchase of a new device.
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Maybe I've fallen out-of-love, maybe my eyes are finally opened, or maybe my empty bank balance is telling me something ... everything's just priced too damn high, often unreasonably so. They don't need to price everything at such a premium, and this trade-in shows just what their mentality is like. £175 for a 64GB iPhone 5? They have to be joking.
I can't see the value anymore, and as much as I hate to admit it, iOS 7 is sloppy. Really sloppy. Sloppy animations, sloppy performance, and Siri is far too unreliable (I can't take any requests at the moment) from a £600 product. I don't feel like I'm using a premium product, I feel like I'm using a self-indulgent GUI from Jony Ive's nutsack.
Yes I have part exchanged my old car, but the deal if I part exed my current car I would get around £5255, if I sold it privately I would get around £5000-£5850 (source:Parkers Used Car Guide) If I exchanged my iPhone 4s 16gb I would be offered around £15. I sold it on Ebay for £180.
Apple are more like webuyanycar.com who would give me £3345 for my minimum £5k car.
Then why do they expect us to pay so much in the first place?
I just went to official website and entered all the details, and was offered £230.
Price offered by Apple/Dataserv £36.75?
You have to be kidding me! These trade in prices are ridiculous.
I would have thought Apple would have offered more realistic / competitive prices. These phones can show Apple real-life wear and tear after 2-3 years of use (ie the full product life-span). This data should help them design more robust and reliable devices in future.
Yeah, it's a bit of a p*ss take. I got a quote on the apple website for my iphone 4 which has a hairline crack on the rear glass... £6.50!??!