Microsoft further expanded its Apple devices trade-in program from only iPads to iPhone now. The software giant has already being offering the trade-in of iPads for $200 plus worth gift card to buy Surface Pro or any Microsoft products in microsoftstore.com in Canada and US.
This Friday, it has added iPhones for the trade-in program, which currently has “gently used” iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 for minimum of $200 worth Microsoft Store gift card. The offer page also taunted to go for Windows Phone range of smartphones as it taunted Surface tablets on iPad trade-in page. The criteria is the device should be gently used, it should come with the power cord “if available” and the devices must not be protected by the password. This program current;y active in US till November 3, Canada and Puerto Rico. This trade-in offer not available for UK and other parts of the world as of now.
Although we haven’t received the report of how many iPads been traded, but it could be in a decent numbers, as the company has further expanded the program for iPhones. Microsoft and Apple always been fighting in lawsuits or in social media. Recently, Microsoft puled back a video taunting of Apple’s iPhones after terrible response.
If you are interested in the new Surface 2 ($450) and Surface Pro ($900) tablets, then it is better to save the gift car until October 23, to use it for the new devices rather than previous models. The new tablets will it the Microsoft Store and other retailers on October 23rd.