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Apple will soon launch a broken iPhone upgrade program

Apple will soon launch a broken iPhone upgrade program

February 4, 2016

The Apple Reuse and Recycle Program for iPhones is expanding. According to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple will soon allow users to trade in their broken iPhone to receive store credit to help purchase a new version of the handset.

It will apparently start sometime this week and cover handsets with a broken screen, camera, or buttons – within reason. Here’s more from the report:

Apple believes that this new program will encourage new iPhone upgrades versus a standard iPhone screen repair.

In some cases, buying a new iPhone could be cheaper when combining subsidies and financing plans with the credit given for the traded-in device. This makes the new program beneficial to both Apple and customers as it will help Apple sell new phones and let customers save more money on an updated device.

You’ll receive $50 for a broken iPhone 5s, $200 for an iPhone 6, and $250 for an iPhone 6 Plus.

Screen protection


The Belkin Trueclear Pro screen protector installation machine.

And in the coming weeks, iPhone users will also be able to have a screen protector installed at their local Apple Store. Previously, Apple Store employees weren’t allowed to install any screen protectors. As anyone who has ever installed one knows, the process isn’t exactly foolproof.

But in partnership with Belkin, Apple will have dedicated screen protector installation machines in stores. If something happens during installation with the machine, Apple will give users a free protector and reinstall it.

For other news today, see: Apple expands Flyover and other Maps features to new locations, You’ll now be seeing 60-second video ads on Instagram, and Goodshows is like Goodreads but for movies and TV shows.

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