Report: Apple Will Take Broken iPhones as Trade-In

By Chris Mills on at

According to Apple shaman Mark Gurman, Apple will soon be expanding its iPhone trade-in program to include busted handsets.

Currently, the Apple Store “Reuse and Recycle” scheme lets you trade in iPhones with broken screens or buttons for credit when buying a new phone. It’s worth about half face value.

According to Gurman’s sources, the programme is now expanding to include devices with cracked screens or broken cameras or buttons. Expected values are: $200 for an iPhone 6, $250 for a 6 Plus, or a lowly $50 for a 5S (quite how those values would translate into UK Apple Stores is not also prophesied by Gurman or his sources). You’d probably still be better off replacing the screen at a dodgy store and reselling it yourself, but if you can’t be bothered, Apple’s one-stop shop is worth the visit. [9to5Mac]