Use your iPhone as credit toward a new one with Apple Trade-In

You can use your iPhone as a way to save some cash on buying a new one, if you're willing to part with it.


Not able to buy a new iPhone outright, or don't want to pay a ridiculous amount of money under your phone contract? You might want to think about trading in your old phone to see if you can save a bit of money.

The new iPhone 11 is just $699, which is cheaper than last year's iPhone XR. But you can trade in an eligible device and get it for just $399, or just $17 a month. You can do the same with the iPhone 11 Pro, which can be dropped down to just $599 from its $999 price, or around $25 a month. The new trade-in program will save you some serious dough, and it starts this Friday.

You can check out Apple's trade-in site (yes, they accept non-Apple phones too, but you won't get any credit toward it) and trade it in after answering a series of questions, such as whether it's in good condition, whether its buttons all work, if it's scratched up, and if it's functional otherwise. You'll get an estimated trade-in value credit, and you can trade it in for such in the App Store or get an Apple gift card for it. You'll get up to $600 in credit depending on what you turn in. Here's a brief overview of what you can expect below, according to the official Apple website: 

The program will take in iPhones up to the iPhone 6s and the iPhone XS Max, so just about everything is accepted. Once you get your credit estimate, you back up your phone, mail it in with shipping supplies Apple gives you, or take it to the Apple Store. You'll get your credit when the shipment or drop-off is complete

This may end up helping you get the iPhone of your dreams on a budget. Be sure to let us know in the comments below how it works out for you, and if it ends up saving you a bundle and you get your credit reliably from Apple. 

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