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Apple Starts Exchanging Androids for IPhone


03/30/2015


iPhone 6 and 6 Plus buyers, as well as iPhone 5c will be able to get a discount in Apple retail stores handing over their old Android-smartphones or devices based on Windows Phone or Blackberry. The same will apply to third-party brands. Now, the program is open only in a few countries.



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Apple first began to take used smart phones and PCs third-party manufacturers allowing consumers to pay with a part of the price of purchased iPhone or Mac.

The program starts in Apple retail stores in the United States, Britain, France and Italy today, March 30. Owners will be able to hand over some smartphone models on Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry and get a discount on the iPhone 5c, iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus. The publication did not revealed more details about terms and conditions, including the name of the models to be exchanged,.

At the time of publication of this article, Apple's website contain information only about the reception of used PCs from other manufacturers, yet nothing was said about taking smartphones of other brands, except for iPhone.

With regard to the general conditions of the program trade-in, according to Apple’s site, taken unit must be efficient and recyclable. Apple’s partners specializing in second-hand electronics will determine remuneration for the device. It is credited to the card Apple Store Gift Card, the user can be cashed at any of the company store Apple.

Apple launched trade-in program in August 2013 for iPhone buyers. Owners of iPhone models of previous generations were given a discount on a new phone if they gave back their old device.

In 2014, when iPad was added to the program, it turned out no matter which device owner participating in the program purchases: he could give old iPad and buy iPhone or, conversely, hand over iPhone and buy iPad. An important condition to this day was the fact that the device must be the Apple brand.

Last week it was reported that Apple plans to launch a trade-in program for iPhone owners in China, together with its partner Foxconn.

Other brands have launched similar programs too. In 2013, the possibility of obtaining discounts to owners of iPhone and iPad, ready to give up their second hand product was offered in retail stores at Microsoft. Moreover, in 2014 MacBook Air laptops were added to this program. In Microsoft reckoned that among their owners, there are people who want to make an exchange for Surface Pro 3. At the end of 2014, Blackberry launched a similar program. iPhone owners were offered a discount of up to $ 400 on the last flagship Blackberry Passport if they gave away a used device.

source:9to5 Mac






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