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Apple’s Trade-in Program: Now in Android Flavor

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While Google?s Android has become a popular OS for users looking for an open-source system for phones, Apple has decided to even the playing field by offering a change for users. People will now be able to trade-in their old Android phones for an iPhone aside from people with old iPhones who will be able to trade in theirs for an iPhone 6 and 6 plus.

According to Mashable, this was done after they noticed Android users deciding to switch phones after the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Here?s some further news from Investor Place?some areas aren?t included in the trade-in, though it is highly believed that Apple is slowly making headway into having all places included in the trade-in bonanza.

Apple?s Trade-In Program

It?s the latest news from Apple. From the Mashable article, Apple has announced that Android-users will now be able to trade-in their phones for a new iPhone 6 via the iPhone Reuse and Recycle program. This isn?t exclusively for iPhone users, though; Blackberry and Windows phones users will be able to bring their old handsets to an Apple store for a new handset and a nice gift card, as well.

This move is seen as a tactic to get Samsung, Sony, and Windows phones users to switch phones, coinciding with the coming release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Areas Available for Trade-in

If you?re interested to trade your phone to an iPhone, better hold your horses.

While the program appears to be in full swing, it?s only available in some areas. From this article seen on Investor Place, the said areas are mostly in the Western hemisphere. The areas where the trade-in is available already in stores are in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, France and Italy.

That being said, Apple is making the trade-in program extended to areas not included above through its online store. However, certain areas are still excluded, although it is believed they are working to resolve this to possibly combat the loss of sales in the Middle East and Asia.

Apple Pulls a Fast One

This is a game-changer for Apple. Samsung and Sony are both looking strong with their S6 and Xperia handsets, and Windows, for its part, is making some noise with its Windows 10 OS. It would be exciting to see how Android OS phones will react to this.

 

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