Apple has made a significant update to its Australian online store, integrating its Trade-In program within. Enabling a streamless and easier way of trading in a device for credit to save on the purchase of a new one.
The Apple Trade-In program has been an offer available for some time now. Essentially, you receive a credit amount determined on the value of the device you’re trading in. For example, at the time of writing, trade-in an iPhone XS/XS Max and you can get up to A$560. It is even possible to trade-in non-branded Apple products. Samsung devices have a trade-in value of up to A$420, for example. Other accepted devices including Mac computers, iPads, Apple Watches, and more.
Previously the process to get the value (in the form of an Apple Gift Card) required sending the device in. While that is still the case, the process is now integrated within Apple’s online store.
For example, at the time of writing, trade-in an iPhone XS/XS Max and you can get up to A$560.
Now it is possible to buy a new product from Apple’s online store and during the process save by trading-in a device. During which you will see the trade-in value of the device, and the discounted value applied to the final purchase price.
Apple will then refund the value to the method of payment after purchase and the Trade-in process has been verified. A process which can take 2-3 weeks.
How It Works
For example, I want to buy a new iPhone SE and trade-in my current iPhone X. The process to do this is as follows:
Go to Apple’s online store
Do you have a smartphone to trade-in?
Select ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Do you have a smartphone to trade-in?’
Select the device you have to trade-in. In my example I’ve chosen iPhone X
Answer subsequent questions, for example, ‘Is the iPhone in good condition?’
Enter the serial number to confirm
Final trade-in value is applied to the checkout
After this, Apple’s online store is now telling me ‘You’ve got A$390 in trade-in value’. This now takes that value off the price of a new iPhone SE. Meaning I can buy a new iPhone SE from just A$359 – a total saving of A$390!
However, I will still be required to pay A$749 as a one-off payment. But the A$390 in value will be refunded after I trade-in my iPhone X and Apple have verified it is in the condition I specified.
It is worth noting that after buying the new product, Apple will send a trade-in kit and an email with instructions on how to prepare your device for trade-in.
The new integration of Apple Trade-In is a much easier and simpler way to save on a new device. All purchases from Apple’s online store with Apple Trade-In will include other offers. Including free delivery or in-store pickup and free returns. Plus eligible devices will include a one-year subscription to Apple TV+.
For more information or to make a purchase, head over to Apple’s online store.