Apple Increases Trade-In Values for Select iPads and Apple Watches

Apple on Wednesday increased its estimated trade-in values for select iPad and Apple Watch models in the U.S., according to the company's website.

iPad Pro and Apple Watch Feature
Apple increased trade-in values for the iPad Pro, iPad Air, entry-level iPad, Apple Watch Ultra, and Apple Watch Series 7, which could incentivize customers to upgrade these devices heading into the holiday shopping season. Trade-in values for iPhones, Macs, and other iPad and Apple Watch models did not change at this time.

Apple's trade-in changes are outlined below:

Device Current Trade-In Value Previous Trade-In Value
iPad Pro
Up to $580
Up to $510
iPad Air
Up to $325
Up to $315
iPad
Up to $260
Up to $170
Apple Watch Ultra
Up to $425
Up to $380
Apple Watch Series 7
Up to $160
Up to $155

Apple also adjusted trade-in values for select Android smartphones.

Trade-ins can be completed on Apple's website or at an Apple Store, and the credit can be applied to the purchase of a new Apple product or placed on an Apple gift card for later use. Apple's trade-in page offers a complete list of values for devices.

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Top Rated Comments

Coreymac84 Avatar
7 months ago
Whew added $5 trade value to my ever so much more expensive Titanium Series 7 watch! Keeping this thing until theres a redesign or the wheels fall off.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4odomi Avatar
7 months ago
The small increase, will not incentivize anyone, who was not already looking at upgrading
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CalMin Avatar
7 months ago
Truth is Apple doesn’t want your old devices. They go to a 3rd party who needs sufficient margin to operate a business where they refurb and resell them.

While the values are often laughable, for some folks who can’t or won’t sell it themselves it’s at least a way of extracting some value if you want to trade up.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dbc34 Avatar
7 months ago

Truth is Apple doesn’t want your old devices. They go to a 3rd party who needs sufficient margin to operate a business where they refurb and resell them.

While the values are often laughable, for some folks who can’t or won’t sell it themselves it’s at least a way of extracting some value if you want to trade up.
What 3rd party is it? And sometimes just handing it over is so much easier than haggling on price, driving somewhere to meet up with a stranger, etc....
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
msackey Avatar
7 months ago

Perhaps my e-waste comment could have been worded more precisely. It was not the turning it in (although when it’s to a 3rd party then there are many unknowns about what happens to it) for credit that I was calling creating e-waste, but the frequency of doing so. (Trading in a Series 7 for a 9, just 2 years later.)
I agree. We can all do our bit to stem that tide of hyper consumerism and not upgrade so often if it really isn’t needed.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dbc34 Avatar
7 months ago
As I read this, I thought, "if the AW 7 is a considerable enough amount, I may look at buying a 9". Then I saw it was $160....womp womp....
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)