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Apple to Begin Trade-In Program for Non-iOS Smartphones


iPhoneForums.net News Team
Jun 15, 2010
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Bay Area, CA
Apple is apparently looking to push users of non-iOS smartphones over to the iPhone. According to sources from 9to5Mac, Apple will be launching a new trade-in program where customers will be able to exchange devices, running the likes of Android or BlackBerry, for a gift card going towards an iPhone.

The new program will begin in the upcoming weeks, after employees have been properly trained to determine trade-in prices for select smartphones. Apple Store employees will also be able to transfer address book contacts from the trade-in phone to a new iPhone, unfortunately all other data will have to be transferred by the customer.

Apple already holds a similar program for folks who wish to upgrade an older iPhone to a more recent one. Following its success, Apple's non-iOS trade-in program will be available in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
It is a great idea but users should also check out other sources to make sure they are being given the best price.
For example we have a branch of Game in our town and they beat any online prices for phones and tablets so i have started to take my unwanted devices there.