Apple is now paying more for your used Apple Watches and iPads as part of a limited-time offer that runs until November 30, 2023. The deal is available in several countries, including the US, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, India, and France.
The offer applies to customers who trade in their only device for a new one through Apple’s online or in-store trade-in program. Customers can get instant credit toward a purchase, or receive an Apple Gift Card that can be used anytime.
How much more can you get?
The amount of extra credit varies depending on the device and its condition. For example, in the US, you can get up to $70 more for an Apple Watch Series 5, up to $100 more for an iPad Pro 11-inch, and up to $150 more for an iPad Pro 12.9-inch.
Here are some examples of the trade-in values for different devices in the US, before and after the offer:
|Apple Watch Series 5||$190||$260||+$70|
|Apple Watch Series 4||$140||$200||+$60|
|Apple Watch Series 3||$95||$130||+$35|
|iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)||$525||$675||+$150|
|iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)||$375||$475||+$100|
|iPad Air (3rd generation)||$235||$315||+$80|
|iPad (8th generation)||$175||$240||+$65|
|iPad mini (5th generation)||$175||$230||+$55|
You can check the trade-in values for other devices and countries on Apple’s website.
Why is Apple doing this?
Apple has not officially explained the reason behind this offer, but it could be a way to boost sales of its new products, such as the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and the new iPad mini.
It could also be a way to encourage customers to upgrade their devices more frequently, as Apple faces increasing competition from other brands and regulatory pressure to extend the lifespan of its products.
Additionally, it could be a part of Apple’s environmental efforts, as the company aims to have a net zero carbon impact by 2030. By offering more incentives for customers to trade in their old devices, Apple can reduce the amount of electronic waste and recover valuable materials for reuse in new products.
How to trade in your device?
If you want to take advantage of this offer, you have two options: online or in-store. Here are the steps for each option:
- Online: Visit Apple’s website and select the product you want to buy. Then, choose the option to trade in your old device and answer some questions about its model and condition. You will see an estimated trade-in value and the final price of your new product. Complete your purchase and wait for your new product and a trade-in kit to arrive. Follow the instructions to pack and ship your old device within 14 days. Once Apple receives and verifies your device, you will get a confirmation email and a refund to your original payment method or an Apple Gift Card.
- In-store: Visit an Apple Store and bring your old device with you. A Specialist will help you find the product you want to buy and evaluate your old device. You will see an estimated trade-in value and the final price of your new product. Complete your purchase and hand over your old device to the Specialist. You will get instant credit toward your purchase or an Apple Gift Card.