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Apple Adjusts Trade-in Prices for Select Devices

| 4 days ago


Apple's trade-in program just got some major and minor updates just overnight!

The recent trade-in adjustment includes some devices such as iPads, Apple Watches, and Macs. While some trade-in prices have been moderately increased, some have been simultaneously decreased.

Find out what the adjustments are and which products they've been applied to right now!

Trade-in Adjustments for iPads, Apple Watch's & Macs


Spotted on iMore, Apple has adjusted the trade-in value for many products, firstly the products in its iPad lineup. This includes:

The Apple Watch adjustments, though very minor, have been made as such:

  • Apple Watch Series 3: Increased by $10 to $95
  • Apple Watch Series 4: Increased by $10 to $150
  • Apple Watch Series 1: Increased by $5 to $35

The Mac lineup adjustments are:

  • MacBook Pro: Down $230 from $1,760 to $1,530
  • MacBook Air: Down $100 to $630
  • MacBook: Down to $70 to $380 from $450.
  • iMac Pro: Has seen a significant cut of $540, down to just $3,040.
  • iMac: Down to $1,180 from $1,390,
  • Mac mini: Down to $830 from $930.
  • Mac Pro: Appears to be the only Mac to have increased in value, a major increase of almost double the previous $1,490 price. Customers can now trade in the ‌Mac Pro‌ for $2,930.

All the trade-in adjustments and new prices are available on the Apple Trade-In page.

What is Apple Trade-In?

The trade-in program with Apple incentivizes customers to upgrade their eligible devices for credit towards their next purchase or an Apple Gift Card for later use.

If the device isn't eligible for credit, Apple can recycle it for free. The way the program works is through a series of questions that Apple asks customers to answer, and then they will offer a competitive trade-in estimate for an Apple Gift Card or instant Store Credit.

Before you hand off your device, Apple will show you how to safely back up and store your data through iCloud or Time Machine.

If it’s in good shape, Apple can send it to their recycling partner, saving more precious materials and take less from the earth. And if it’s an iPhone, it could even go to Daisy, the disassembly robot that can efficiently recover the resources inside.

All you have to do is mail it out, for which Apple will provide you with a trade-in kit that includes a shipping label or bring it in to an Apple Store.

Products Covered

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iPhone 12 and 12 mini
Release Date
October 2020


• 5.4" / 6.1" OLED Display & 458 PPI
• iOS 14
• A14 Bionic Chip
• 3D Camera
• Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery


The iPhone 12 has been long-anticipated as the next-gen iPhone, and now, it's here. Offering 5G connectivity, the A14 chip, new camera systems, and more, the iPhone 12 upgrades everything. With a refreshing design of the iPhone frame itself, the iPhone 12 sets up the iPhone product line for the future.

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