Great news for UK iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC computer users as Apple’s Reuse and Recycling Programme reaches Apple stores across the United Kingdom.
This means, users now have the option to trade in their existing iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC computers, and in return, receive a discount for a new handset.
An Apple spokesperson said, ?iPhones hold great value. So, Apple Retail Stores in the UK are launching a new program to assist customers who wish to bring in their previous-generation iPhone for reuse or recycling. In addition to helping [support] the environment, customers will be able to receive a credit for their returned phone that they can use toward the purchase of a new iPhone.?
Apple is committed to preserving the environment. Thus, Apple is finding the most efficient way to reuse or recycle electronic equipment at the end of its useful life, including iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC computers, and displays from any manufacturer.
It could be remembered that just last month, Apple launched a new in-store iPad trade-in program on Earth Day in the US and Canada.
Aside from these countries, Apple’s iPad trade-in program is available in France, Germany and Spain.
Reports said that Apple confirmed launching of the program at Apple Stores in France, which are accepting iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad mini for trade-in value towards a new iOS device. However, the program doesn?t allow customers to trade-in the current generation iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display (like in the US and Canada).
So here?s how you can get value from your old equipment.
How to get started:
1. Tell us about your device.
Only iPhone, iPad, and Mac or PC desktop and notebook computers qualify for the Apple Reuse and Recycling Program.
2. Get your estimate and ship your device.
The service is provided by Dataserv,1 who will estimate the fair market value of your device. They will send you a pre-paid shipping label.2 You can then pack your device carefully and send it for verification.
3. The amount is sent directly to your bank account.
After entering the relevant information on the Dataserv web portal, the monetary value of your device will be transferred into your bank account and you can use it to purchase a brand-new Mac, iPod, iPhone or iPad.
That?s it! Then you could turn your old equipment into a brand-new Mac, iPod, iPhone or iPad.
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