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Apple's Limited Time iPhone XS and iPhone XR Trade-Up Promotion Ends March 4 in Australia

Australians looking to take advantage of Apple's limited time iPhone XS and iPhone XR trade-up promotion should act fast, as the offer ends Monday, March 4 in Australia, according to an update to Apple's website.


As in the United States, Apple is offering higher trade-in values for select older iPhone models towards the purchase of a new iPhone XR or iPhone XS. The iPhone XR starts at $1,229 in Australia, for example, but customers can purchase the device for as low as $849 when trading in an iPhone 7 Plus until next week.


The promotion began in the United States in late November and expanded to Apple Stores internationally in late December.

Apple has been heavily promoting iPhone XR and iPhone XS trade-ins with a prominent banner on the homepage of its website, store signage, App Store editorials, emails to older iPhone users, and more since the smartphones launched last year.

In a letter to shareholders last month, Apple said it saw fewer iPhone upgrades than it anticipated last quarter, primarily due to greater-than-expected economic weakness in the Greater China region. Apple said making smartphone trade-ins at its stores easier is one step it would take to improve results.

No end date has been specified for the U.S. promotion as of yet.

Related Roundups: iPhone XS, iPhone XR


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21 weeks ago
Until they extend it again.
Rating: 6 Votes
21 weeks ago
My 6X plus still works perfectly. But then again, my iphone is not the center of my universe.
Rating: 5 Votes
21 weeks ago
Never understood these trade in programs...
why would anyone trade their iPhone in, instead of selling it locally themselves...
Rating: 4 Votes
21 weeks ago

Never understood these trade in programs...
why would anyone trade their iPhone in, instead of selling it locally themselves...


It is more convenient, and less of a hassle. You just walk in a store, give your old and pick up new phone.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 weeks ago
The more I use my XR the more buyers remorse I have got not waiting and taking up any deals. Apart from the improved battery over my aging 6S, I’m getting very little benefit from the XR. It just feels the same, but actually worse in some areas. Face ID is awesome when it works but too often it doesn’t. Slouching on your bed? Face ID won’t work.

Frankly it’s not good enough when you see what the 2019 android phones are packing. IMO they fd up hugely not having an integrated finger sensor to bridge until Face ID was rock solid.
Rating: 4 Votes
21 weeks ago

Never understood these trade in programs...
why would anyone trade their iPhone in, instead of selling it locally themselves...


In a word, convenience.

Many people are not into dealing with Craigslist, EBay, etc. and the convenience of a hassle-free transaction rules.
Rating: 3 Votes
21 weeks ago

Never understood these trade in programs...
why would anyone trade their iPhone in, instead of selling it locally themselves...


I don’t even sell locally anymore, I just would rather trade it in. And the reason being I don’t want to deal with those who are inconsistent or trying to waste my time with low offers. Trading in to me, at least alleviates the fact that I don’t have to deal with online scams and strangers in person, and I find trading in to be more convenient, even if that means I take a loss/hit on the iPhone sale.
Rating: 3 Votes
21 weeks ago
Still no buyers ? lol.. I think they are mistaken to think that it's only the price that is causing people not to buy.. It's not much of an upgrade...people favor seeing things that are upgraded more visually..not everyone is technical.
Rating: 3 Votes
21 weeks ago
Apple should understand, that iPhone 7 and 8 users, stick to their phones because of the size factor.
And they are the only somehow affordable phones right now.
X/Xs/Xr are no alternatives.
Rating: 3 Votes
21 weeks ago
 pushing iPhone 7 Plus owners to buy an XR is ominous.
Rating: 2 Votes

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