Apple is now offering upgrade credit for damaged iPhones. In the past, customers were only able to trade in older, undamaged devices. Now, Apple will offer credit for devices with damaged screens, home buttons and cameras.
Customers are able to trade in an iPhone 5S for $50, iPhone 6 for $200 and iPhone 6 Plus for $250. Devices are only valid for trade in if they are damaged “within reason,” meaning without water damage, etc.
There are other alternatives for recycling and reselling old devices, beyond the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus. One option for safe device resale is to work with a certified electronics recycler.
HOBI International, Inc. is a R2, RIOS, ISO 14001 certified electronics recycling and remarketing company. HOBI provides the most secure, legislation-compliant recycling and reselling options for devices that have reached the end of their lifecycle.