SAN FRANCISCO – Apple’s in-store iPhone trade-in program will commence from today in U.S. Customers, who will bring their old iPhones to the store, will get the credit towards the purchase of the newly releasing iPhone 5S, as iPhones hold great value- said Apple. This program will assist the users bring their previous-generation iPhones for recycling/reuse.
October launch of iPhone 5S is expected with the new Champagne Gold version ad the budget iPhone 5C, in which latter is not confirmed. Previously, it was rumored that Apple will release the new-generation iPhone in September 10th and it’s still in the rumor list.
Experts and analysts were expecting this step of Apple stores trade-in program prior to the launch of new gadget.
Some wireless carriers as well as RadioShack, Best Buy and Target retailers currently offer buyback programs. NextWorth and Gazelle pay cash for older phones.
Apple had recently joined these business models by introducing a Recycle program on its official website. Your old iPhones can be vaued from $150 to $350 according to the conditions of the handsets.
However, you might get more price tagged by selling it on Craigslist or on auction giant – Ebay. Moreover, Apple doesn’t provided any information related to how much they will credit for the older iPhones, it will depend on the conditions of the trade-in device, which may help them to decide – whether recycle them or reuse them.
Strong rumors still point towards the September 10 iPhone launch along with iOS 7, much faster processor and some camera tweaks with separate chip for motion tracking. Fingerprint sensor is another strong rumor, which may be available in the next iDevices.