Apple’s iPhone Trade-in Program Launches in UK Apple Stores


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Apple’s Reuse and Recycling Program launched in the US back in August, and every sign pointed to a European release shortly afterwards. Today, Apple has launched its in-store iPhone trade-in program in the UK.

An online version of the trade-in program has been available for years, but those who wanted to upgrade had to visit the Apple website, share some information about the device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) and send in the device in a pre-paid shipping envelope, with the monetary value of the device reaching the owner’s preferred bank account shortly afterwards.

Pocket-Lint noticed, however, that Apple has extended the iPhone trade-in program to stores. So, if you are reading us from the UK, and you are after upgrading to the latest and greatest iPhone model, you should head towards an Apple store.

Apple has released the following statement:

“iPhones hold great value. So, Apple Retail Stores in the UK are launching a new program to assist customers who wish to bring in their previous-generation iPhone for reuse or recycling. In addition to helping support the environment, customers will be able to receive a credit for their returned phone that they can use toward the purchase of a new iPhone.”

The online version of the Reuse and Recycle Program is currently live in Europe in: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden.


  • Arcsvibe

    Still no news for Canada, eh?

  • Hung1

    Yes Rogers will give you trade-in if you trade up for new iPhone.

  • MleB1

    Nope. Asked about it at Apple Store (Eaton Centre) the other day and the guy just shrugged, shook his head and apologized.
    Given that Cook wants more sales of the iPhone to originate from their own stores, he’s not (especially given the Apple Tax) making it easy or attractive for the punters.

  • MleB1

    Yeah….when I checked their online trade-in site for my Rogers iPhone 4 (32GB), the price quoted me was $80. I mean, come on. Not even close to some of the prices being asked/offered on 3rd Party websites, while its generally accepted the 4 is still a hot commodity for resale in developing countries – I kinda imagine Rogers shipping off crate loads of these trade-in phones to contacts in India and the like and still making a very healthy profit.