Apple Ups Mac Trade-In Prices Following M3 MacBook Air Launch

Apple today increased the trade-in values for some Macs, with the update coming alongside the launch of new 13-inch and 15-inch M3 MacBook Air models.

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Mac users who opt to trade in an old machine can get between $120 and $1315, with the values increased from the prior $115 to $1070 range. Most of the trade-in values have seen only minor increases or have stayed the same, but the Mac Studio has driven values up.

Apple is now offering up to $1315 when trading in a ‌Mac Studio‌, with the prior maximum at $1070.

  • MacBook Pro - Up to $1000 (Up from $990)
  • MacBook Air - Up to $550 (No change)
  • MacBook - Up to $160 (Up from $150)
  • iMac - Up to $440 (No change)
  • iMac Pro - Up to $500 (No change)
  • Mac mini - Up to $400 (Down from $410)
  • Mac Studio - Up to $1315 (Up from $1070)
  • Mac Pro - Up to $800 (Down from $900)

Trade-in values vary based on the condition, year, and configuration of the Mac that's being traded in. Macs can be traded in toward the purchase of a new device or the value can be added toward an Apple Gift Card.

Values for trading in other devices like the iPhone and Apple Watch have not changed.

Top Rated Comments

turbineseaplane Avatar
6 weeks ago

$555 for my M1 MacBook Pro (8C GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD),... nah, I'm good.
The way they don't seem to account for RAM upgrades in particular -- is REALLY frustrating.

They overcharge for that on the front end and then act like it doesn't exist on the trade-in side.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrono1081 Avatar
6 weeks ago
I got $770 for my air trade in (M2 Air, 16 gigs ram, whatever the highest graphics core was, 1TB drive) last week. I thought it was good deal for a nearly 2 year old heavily used computer.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
6 weeks ago

Because they know its real worth… if its worth next to nothing to them on the sell, its worth even less after its used.
I just don't know how they can basically not account for it at all on trade ins.

When they go to sell them as Refurbs, they certainly are charging more for more RAM...but they didn't pay anymore for that RAM to the person who traded it in.

It's like -- how many times and people can they overcharge for the same RAM sticks!?
It's really just ... crummy
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
6 weeks ago
For those complaining about the low trade in prices: Apple still needs to make money of of your [S]pawn[/S] trade. They have to refurbish, repackage and restore it, and it will sit on the shelf for quite some time. They have to pay their bills people.

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Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
6 weeks ago
$555 for my M1 MacBook Pro (8C GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD),... nah, I'm good.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bigjnyc Avatar
6 weeks ago
I get the appeal from the convenience of just handing your machine off to Apple. But man those values are such a huge rip-off compared to selling it to a third party. I mean you can get almost double for some machines.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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