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Apple Stores Now Allowing Owners of Competing Phones to Trade Up to iPhone

green-recycling-symbolThe iPhone has been amazingly successful, but Apple would always like to sell a few more. The company today introduced a new smartphone trade-in program at Apple Stores in the U.S. and certain European countries where owners of selected smartphones running Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone operating systems can trade them in for credit to be used toward purchasing a new iPhone.

Apple will now take eligible recent handsets from Sony, Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, and BlackBerry in trade for credit in the Apple Store. The models include eight Sony models including the Xperia Z3, 22 models from Samsung including the Galaxy S5 and Note 4, four BlackBerry models including the Bold 9900, seven HTC models including the One M8, nine LG models including the Nexus 5, and five Nokia models including the Lumia 1520.

This is a perfect way for those who have been eyeing an iPhone 6 but couldn’t find a way to responsibly get rid of their old Samsung handsets to make the move to Apple. At this time, the program is live in the U.S., France, Italy and the UK. To begin the process, just visit your local Apple Store.

Steve Sande
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Steve has been writing about Apple products since 1986, starting on a bulletin board system, creating the first of his many Apple-related websites in 1994, joining the staff of The Unofficial Apple Weblog in 2008, and founding Apple World Today in 2015. He’s semi-retired, loves to camp and take photos, and is an FAA-licensed drone pilot.
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