Trade Broken iPhone for a new one
According to a new report, Apple is preparing to launch a new program where you could trade-in a broken iPhone for a new one. The report also suggests that another program will be launched that will allow Apple Retail Stores to apply screen protectors on your iPhone.
The report comes from 9to5Mac, who have received information from people who know about Apples’ said plans.
There’s already an iPhone trade-in program in place, the Apple Store Reuse and Recycle iPhone trade-in program, but that doesn’t allow you to trade in iPhone with a broken screen, not working home button, damaged camera, etc.
Trade in Broken iPhone at Apple Store
With the new trade-in program, Apple will also accept your broken iPhone and trade-in a new one. You get a certain amount of credit for your old iPhone with the cracked device and you can use that credit to buy a new iPhone.
The program will supposedly start this week. Apple’s hope is that this approach will allow users to upgrade to a newer iPhone than just replace the screen. Smart move, don’t you think? However, in the long run, upgrading to a newer iPhone could actually be cheaper than spending on your broken iPhone. Unless you’re purchasing the iPhone unlocked at full value.
This service will only be available on certain iPhone models, such as iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. And, according to the source, the trade in value for a broken iPhone 5s is around $50, $200 for an iPhone 6 and $250 for a 6 Plus.
Another new service is coming to Apple Stores, is the availability of free screen protector installations. The screen protector will be charged, but you can now get them applied at the store. The stores will feature screen protector installation machines.
Previously, Apple Stores were told not to install screen protectors on customers iPhones as the process could not go as planned and the customer could ask for a refund or replacement. With the new program, if a screen protector isn’t installed correctly by the machine, Apple will provide a free replacement and attempt again to install it successfully.