Apple’s making it easier to trade-in an older iPhone for a new one. There’s now a mail-in option for the company’s popular iPhone Upgrade program.
The policy change, as noted on the iPhone Upgrade program website, reads:
You can either have a Trade-in Kit sent to you and return it by mail or trade in your current iPhone when you pick up your new iPhone at an Apple Store. A Specialist will help you complete your trade in, and setup and transfer data to your new iPhone.
Prior to this modification, the iPhone Upgrade program required you to return your handset to an Apple Store. This change comes just hours before Apple’s likely to unveil three new iPhones for this y ear, including the so-called 5.8-inch iPhone X.
Having a mail-in option is good news, especially when you consider the problems Apple had with the program last year.
At the time, some iPhone Upgrade Program members had difficulty with placing an order when iPhone 7 preorders began They were unable to select the model, carrier, color, or storage capacity they desired due to limited stock even as soon as orders began.
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