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Apple’s trade-in program goes live in China

by Brandon Russell | April 2, 2015April 2, 2015 9:40 am PDT

Apple on Wednesday officially confirmed a new trade-in program for customers in China, and it’s already active in Apple stores across the country.

The new program, which is based on Apple’s successful Reuse and Recycle initiative here in the U.S., will accept both iPhones and iPads, giving customers credit toward a purchase of a new Apple device. So long as the device you’re looking to trade in was purchased within mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, you should be good to go.

A pricing breakdown wasn’t shared by Apple, though it is believed value will be based off device condition and other factors. At Apple stores here in the U.S., employees run through a checklist before making an offer. A report from Bloomberg last week claimed Foxconn would handle refurbishments for old devices, but that hasn’t yet been confirmed by Apple.

China has become incredibly important to Apple’s success over the past several months, so it’s no surprise to see the trade-in program launch in what is the world’s largest mobile market. If the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus are on your radar, trading your old device back to Apple might be a good way to go.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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