PSA: Apple has cut trade-in values for iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks
Trade-in value has been slashed ahead of the holiday shopping season.
Spotted by Digital Trends, the Apple Trade-In page has been updated with new, lower values for your trades toward new products.
Trade-in value typically varies for devices based on age, model, condition, and other factors. Apple’s website shows you the highest possible trade-in value for a device in great condition.
That’s a $70 difference if you waited until now to trade in your phone. And iPhones weren’t the only trade-in price that Apple slashed recently.
MacBook Pros used to bring in up to $850 in trade-in value, but now you can only get up to $630.
Plenty more devices have seen their trade-in values decrease on Apple’s website in the last week.
It’s relatively common for Apple to update its trade-in values like this. Over time, the value of devices tends to go down, and Apple needs to reflect this change with its own valuations.
But it’s frustrating to do this ahead of next month’s holidays. There are likely plenty of people planning to trade up to a new device this time of year. They won’t get as much value now with the updated values.
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