Ready to trade up? Apple’s new Reuse and Recycling Program is just one of many options for selling or trading your old iPhone for a new model.
Here’s how Apple’s trade-in program stacks up against other similar trade-in programs:
Send your old iOS device, Mac or PC to Apple, or visit an Apple store, and the company will recycle the product or give you a gift card that can be used for the purchase of a new Apple product.
The amount of money you get back from Apple varies by product and by condition. Apple’s website has a guide that can help you determine how much you would receive for your product. For example, you could receive $26 for an 8 GB iPhone 3GS in good condition, or you could get $325 for a 16 GB iPhone 5 in good condition.
Starting this Friday, the store will give you a 16 GB iPhone 5c for free if you trade in an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. Customers must be eligible for an upgrade and commit to a two-year contract with Verizon Wireless, AT&T or Sprint.
Gazelle will give you up to $350 for your iPhone, in cash, depending on the condition of the phone (they also accept broken phones). Gazelle accepts the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Macbook, Mac and some non-Apple phones including Blackberry and HTC.
The store accepts trade-ins of iOS devices and Android devices for cash. Cash or store credit can be used toward the purchase of games or refurbished gadgets.
Prices vary by product and by payment method. You could get $468 in store credit for a 32 GB iPhone 5, or you could get $375 in cash. You can check the value of your device online at GameStop.com/DeviceTrader.
Starting Saturday, you can receive credit toward the purchase of a new smartphone when you trade in your current phone. Credit ranges from $50 to $300 for over 100 different types of smartphones. The trade-in value of your old phone will be applied toward your new phone with a two-year contract from Verizon Wireless, AT&T or Sprint.
This article was originally published on USA TODAY website.
Source: USA TODAY