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Apple Reuse and Recycle In-Store iPhone Trade-in Program Launches in UK

by Todd Haselton | October 14, 2013October 14, 2013 10:00 pm PDT

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Apple’s “Reuse and Recycle” iPhone trade-in program, which made its debut on August 30 in the United States, officially launched in the U.K. on Monday. The service lets you visit an Apple Store and trade-in your old iPhone 4, iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 (or other Apple products) for store credit, which can be used toward the purchase of a new iPhone or any of Apple’s other products and services.

“iPhones hold great value. So, Apple Retail Stores in the UK are launching a new program to assist customers who wish to bring in their previous-generation iPhone for reuse or recycling,” Apple said in a statement obtained by Pocket-Lint. “In addition to helping support the environment, customers will be able to receive a credit for their returned phone that they can use toward the purchase of a new iPhone.”

It’s unclear what Apple’s rates are for devices in the U.K., though the program in the United States offers $215 for a 16GB iPhone 4S in good condition, without engravings and without water damage. Meanwhile, it looks like eBay is offering a bit more, though you’ll need to wait for the item to sell first.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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