Apple’s iPhone trade-in program is now offering customers less for their used handsets, according to a recent report.
The news comes from iPhone in Canada, which draws attention to Apple’s website (pictured above). There, Cupertino notes that the maximum trade-in value offered for used iPhone handsets is $225 – a decrease of some $45. The change is reportedly now in effect at Apple Retail Stores in the United States and Canada, and it’s expected to reach further international retail venues in the near future.
So far, Apple’s iPhone trade-in scheme is in operation at retail stores in a select number of countries. Besides the United States and Canada, customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy can also take advantage of the program.
We’ve warned our readers before, however, that the scheme doesn’t offer customers the best prices for their old iPhones. The aforementioned change means this is now more true than ever.
Instead, our yearly iPhone Trade-In Guides can help readers find the best trade-in value for their old iPhone every September, ahead of the launch of Apple’s new models.
Cupertino’s next-generation iPhone 6 is indeed expected to reach the market in fall, and our 2014 guide will be going live before then. We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.
In the meantime, for more information on Apple’s “Reuse and Recycling” program, click this link.
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