July 15, 2014
Apple has just gone down under with its iPhone trade-in program. Apple first launched its iPhone trade-in program in the U.S. in August last year and in Britain shortly after. It was then expanded to Canada in March, Germany in April, and Italy just a couple of weeks ago. Now, the program has also reached Australia. As noted by Gizmodo, Apple now allows customers in Australia to bring their old iPhones for trade-in at any of its 21 retail stores across the country. It offers up to A$250 (around US$235) off the price of a new iPhone 4S, iPhone 5c, or iPhone 5s when a qualifying older iPhone model is traded in. However, as we’ve pointed out a number of times before, “while convenient, Apple’s iPhone trade-in program doesn’t offer customers the best deals going for used smartphones.” Instead, we here at AppAdvice recommend checking out our annual iPhone Trade-In Guide, which compares iPhone trade-in prices from Apple with the best deals from popular “recommerce” service providers. The AppAdvice iPhone Trade-In Guide is published each year in September, in time for the launch of Apple’s next-generation iPhone models. This year, Apple is expected to launch the so-called "iPhone 6," which is rumored to be available in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions, at a media event in September. Our 2014 iPhone Trade-In Guide will be published before then.