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Apple iPhone trade-in program now accepts Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone

by Todd Haselton | March 30, 2015March 30, 2015 11:00 am EST


The rumors were true. Apple on Monday began accepting smartphone trade-ins that can be used toward credit for a new iPhone. The program builds on Apple’s existing trade-in initiative, which previously only accepted older iPhones for credit toward a new device.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple Store locations in the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Italy will now allow BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone customers to come in and trade in their devices for credit towards an iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus or an iPhone 5c. The value cannot be used towards other purchases in the Apple Store – just for a new iPhone.

The offer extends to “select” handsets, according to Apple’s website, but it’s unclear where Apple will draw the line on specific models or age. We assume your device will need to be in working order and that the credit will vary based on condition.

Engadget said some Apple Store locations aren’t aware of the trade-in program just yet, so you may want to call in advance if you’re planning to trade something in today.


Todd Haselton

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