Apple Kicks off iPad Trade-in Program in Stores on Earth Day
Last month, Apple expanded its Reuse & Recycling program to Canada, allowing users to trade-in their old iPhone for a gift card, which can be used to buy a new handset. Celebrating the Earth Day, the company has today announced that the iPad is now also eligible for in-store Reuse & Recycling program at Apple Retail Store locations across the U.S. and Canada, 9to5Mac is reporting.
“Beginning today, Reuse and Recycling for iPad is now available for U.S. and Canada customers.
Just like for iPhone, customers can bring in their iPad to upgrade toward the purchase of a new one. That’s not all.
Customers can also upgrade across devices. They can credit an iPad toward an iPhone purchase, and vice versa.”
From today, Apple will allow iPhone or iPad trade-in credit to be used on cross products, meaning users can trade-in an eligible iPhone and use that credit towards the purchase of a new iPad. The report also notes that iPhones / iPads with non-Apple parts, jailbroken devices that cannot be restored, or Find My iPhone cannot be disabled, are not eligible for trade-in. Furthermore, Apple will not accept trade-ins of current devices (iPad Air, iPad mini w/ Retina, and iPhone 5c/5s) or retired devices (iPhone 1/3G/3Gs and iPad 1).
According to a separate internal document, customers are allowed to combine trade-in values of one iPad and one iPhone but “cannot apply two of the same device to one Reuse & Recycle purchase”. The exact trade-in values however will be determined by Apple specialists using their EasyPay mobile POS devices.