Apple Canada Smartphone Trade-In Now Offers Up to $415 Credit or Gift Card

Back in March, Apple expanded their iPhone trade-in program to accept Android and BlackBerry devices. The program originally made its way to Canada last year.

Apple has updated its trade-in program website to note Canadians can “Trade in your current smartphone and get up to $415” in credit ($320 in the US) towards the purchase of a new iPhone. Customers can either bring their existing phones to Apple Stores or trade-in online for an Apple Store Gift Card.

The return of stating a maximum trade-in value on the company’s website most likely will encourage many to participate, either for in-store credit or an Apple Gift Card.

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Mobile phone distributor BrightStar is handling Apple’s trade-in program and is also managing the online program, which will pay for postage and handling to mail in customer devices, in exchange for a gift card. To get the maximum value of $415, that can be applied to an iPhone 6 Plus in 64GB or 128GB in good working condition:

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While the trade-in program offers less value for your used iPhone versus going the route of eBay or Craigslist, some cannot be bothered to sell their devices this way.

Just this week customers noted the company started to send out push notifications to encourage people to upgrade to newer iPhone 6s models, when visiting the App Store on their older devices.

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  • Yearoftherat

    So my unlocked iPhone 6 64 gb is worth $370 as a trade-in. Let me think about this for a second…. uhm..no.

  • Bafoon

    You are just not their target audience for this trade in program.

  • KIII

    Wait a minute so Apple is sending out notifications to encourage upgrading and sometime early next year an updated 5s model is arriving? (6c or 5s mark II)

    Does anyone else have the feeling an iOS update might be coming that could leave all other existing models as a non upgradable OS?

  • Yikes…
    If you hate money, and/or hate dealing with 35 people sending you low ball offers on Craigslist, I can actually see some doing thing.

    I do however think it’s kinda cool Apple even offers this.

  • Ashley Mann

    Could be worse. iPhone 4 8GB will get you a whopping $15 Apple Store Gift Card. Fun!

  • Yearoftherat

    True. I agree with Tom Gray. Whoever does this must really hate money. 😛

  • Yearoftherat

    Whoo hooo !!!!

  • Shameer Mulji

    “..an updated 5s model is arriving?”

    Not IS arriving, may be arriving. It’s still a rumor at this point.

    “Does anyone else have the feeling an iOS update might be coming that could leave all other existing models as a non upgradable OS?”

    Every iOS version leaves some models of the iPhone as non-upgradeable. Don’t be surprised if iOS 10 is 64-bit only, so any iPhone older than the iPhone 5s will be dead man walking, unless of course you don’t care about OS upgrades.

  • Bob

    Or they have some much they don’t really give a sh………

  • Big Bad Mamoo

    “Every iOS version leaves some models of the iPhone as non-upgradeable. ”

    iOS 9 was available for all devices that could get iOS 8