New Apple Watch Trade-In Promo Offers Up to $100 for Series 2 and Series 3 Models

Apple is currently running a new Apple Watch promotion that's ideal for anyone who is considering trading in an older ‌Apple Watch‌ model to purchase a new model.

Apple is offering up to $100 on the Apple Watch Series 2 and ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 3 models, which is a higher trade-in amount than Apple normally offers for those devices.


Prior to when the promotion kicked off, Apple was offering up to $60 for an ‌Apple Watch Series 2‌ model and up to $70 for an ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 3 model. The new promo provides an extra $30 to $40.


Apple is offering boosted trade-in prices as part of Heart Month, which takes place in February. Apple's ‌Apple Watch‌ page advertises the sale, which drops the price of an entry-level 40mm Series 5 watch to $299.


We tested the purchase process with a new 38mm ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 5 trading in a Series 3. Apple offered $100 for the trade-in, which is provided in the form of a refund to the purchase price after the old ‌Apple Watch‌ is shipped in.


Getting the maximum trade-in value for a Series 2 or Series 3 device requires the ‌Apple Watch‌ to be in good, working condition. Apple also offers $100 back for a Series 4 trade-in or $30 for a Series 1 trade-in.

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2 weeks ago
Wow... a whole $100 for a series 4 watch. So generous ?
Rating: 17 Votes
2 weeks ago
Apple offering the same amount of money back for Series 4 as they do Series 3 is a kind of eye-raiser to me. Especially considering that apart having more storage, a compass, and an always-on-display, the Series 4 is essentially the Series 5. In terms of SOC and all.
Rating: 14 Votes
2 weeks ago
Great news for all those owners of now obsolete gold editions !
Rating: 11 Votes
2 weeks ago


Anyone else still rocking a series0? Mine is still going strong, though it’s missing many new features due to the lack of updates. Battery has held up well after many years of daily use.


Anyone else still riding a horse and buggy? It rides fine and gets me where I'm going. I'm saving on gasoline, while all you losers rely on big oil.
Rating: 11 Votes
2 weeks ago
Having the same trade-in value for series 2 to 4 is just silly. Looks like Apple are reimbursing by the pound and not by the dollar (winking at the Brits as I type that :-) ).
Rating: 9 Votes
2 weeks ago
$100 for a S4? WTF
Rating: 9 Votes
2 weeks ago


Anyone else still riding a horse and buggy? It rides fine and gets me where I'm going. I'm saving on gasoline, while all you losers rely on big oil.

What is this all about? I’m just asking a question. Maybe you’re trying to be funny, or you completely misunderstood.


It's not even just that. It's two major watchOS releases behind. Likely dozens of severe vulnerabilities have been found in watchOS since the first-gen watch was last updated. Not just in the app frameworks, but kernel vulnerabilities and Bluetooth/Wi-Fi vulnerabilities. Simply being in proximity to a public venue where a malicious actor is present might be enough to be compromised.

Not to mention, the first gen doesn't have a Secure Enclave. I find it hard to believe that the battery has held up fine after years of daily use, as my first gen barely lasted a day when it was new. It often hit 20% or less in the early evening by the time it was 2.5 years old, and had to get a top-up on the charger to make it through a full day.

Having had an S4, I'd never go back to the first gen. Grabbing a used S2 or an S3 on sale is a better choice in 2020, if price is the issue. The performance of the first gen was so terrible that some apps like Messages are so slow that they aren't practically usable. They technically "work." But waiting 20 seconds for the app to load into memory to send a quick "OK" isn't worth it. The convenience is completely mitigated by the performance of the watch. I'll just pull out my phone and be done with it. The newer models make those apps usable simply by being tolerably faster.

The first Apple Watch was the like original 2G iPhone. It broke a lot of ground, but it was quickly obsoleted by better, faster hardware that is far more capable and future-proof.

Yeah, it still works just fine for my needs, and my plan was to run it into the ground before an upgrade. It’s more a test of the device’s limits than anything. I usually have around 40% battery at the end of the day. I don’t baby it along or anything. Usually if the battery life starts going south, a reboot cures it. That’s why I asked the question, to see if anyone else has kept theirs going this long. If nothing else, it’s a testament to the original design. I’ve had basic watches not last as long, and that was one of the complaints about the AW when it came out—too expensive for something that would go obsolete.
Rating: 8 Votes
2 weeks ago


It's not even just that. It's two major watchOS releases behind. Likely dozens of severe vulnerabilities have been found in watchOS since the first-gen watch was last updated.

<snipped blah blah blah>


How many people do you know have been compromised through their old Apple Watch running old watchOS?

None is the answer, because watchOS simply isn’t capable enough to be vulnerable to anything of any importance. To be vulnerable, it needs to be exploitable by an adversary, and it really isn’t. It could have all the security vulnerabilities in the world, but they’d be useless because there’s so little access available.
Rating: 8 Votes
2 weeks ago
We can have an auction. I’ll pay up to $110 for a series 4 Apple Watch.
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Rating: 7 Votes
2 weeks ago


Unfortunately it seems like some folks are only in these forums to insult/mock everyone with a different viewpoint than their own.

To answer your question, I have a Series 4 and still have my Series 0.

I use the Series 0 as an silent alarm so I don’t disturb my wife in the morning. It still works fine for all the basics functions. Occasionally I even wear it all day. (I have a dressy metal band that is not compatible with the Series 4)

Outside of the decline in speed after updating to Watch OS4, my Series 0 has held up very well. Battery life is still good.


There are people like that in every forum, doesn’t matter if it’s cars, computers, etc. They know everything about everything and anyone who thinks otherwise is simply wrong. LOL
Rating: 6 Votes

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