According to MacRumors, Apple has started its training at retail stores for its upcoming iPhone trade-in program, with a launch coming soon:
There has been little in the way of update on Apple’s plans for the program since June, but MacRumors has now received word from several sources reporting that Apple is indeed beginning to prepare its store employees for the program. Apple has reportedly sent materials to its stores to support the initiative, while the first line of store trainers will be receiving instruction about the program today. Those trainers will then begin training other store employees next week ahead of a program launch.
Back in June, Bloomberg reported Apple was set to launch the trade-in program to boost iPhone sales within retail stores, a partnership with mobile phone distributor Brightstar. There’s no word whether this program is set to launch here, but when asked our retail sources said it would “likely” come to Canada.