Monday, September 2, 2013
Apple launched iPhone trade-in program in US stores
Apple has launched their trade-in program in U.S. retail stores. You can now trade-in your older iPhone models for the latest model. They are gearing up for the launch of a new version of the smartphone, it said on Friday.
Apple store will give customers a credit for their old phones to be used toward the purchase of a new model, Apple said.
A thriving industry exists for older versions of smartphones, especially the iPhone, on websites such as eBay and Gazelle. Even broken iPhones can fetch as much as $125 from vendors, who resell them in the United States and internationally.
Gazelle Chief Executive Israel Ganot estimated the used smartphone and tablet market in the United States will reach $14 billion by 2015.
"So there's obviously a huge opportunity here for multiple players," he said.
Apple shares dipped nearly 1 percent to $487.46.