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Apple launches iPad trade-in programme in the UK

Trade in your old iPad for a shiny new one
Tue May 20 2014, 12:16

Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina displayHARDWARE DESIGNER Apple has brought its iPad trade-in programme to the UK, allowing users to turn in their aging iPads for shiny new ones.

Apple launched the iPad trade-in initiative in the US and Canada last month, and given the imminent UK launch, it likely has been a success.

This wouldn't be surprising, as the trade-in scheme lets users hand over their iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 or first-generation iPad Mini at an Apple retail store in exchange for credit towards a new iOS device.

Neither the iPad Air nor iPad Mini 2 with Retina display are eligible to trade-in under the scheme, but users can opt to upgrade to one of those. Apple will also allow users to trade in an iPad against the cost of a new iPhone.

Apple hasn't given any indication as to how much an old iPad is worth, so it's unclear how much credit you'll get to put towards your spanking-new iPad or iPhone.

However, in October Apple launched its iPhone trade-in scheme in the UK, where the firm was promising £220 for a 16GB iPhone 5 in pristine condition. If that device was damaged and locked to an operator, Apple would offer only £55, so if your iPad is a bit battered, don't expect to get much credit.

In the US, a 16GB WiFi-only iPad 4 in good condition has a trade-in value of $200.

Apple has yet to offer any further information on its iPad trade-in scheme. µ


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