Apple Trade-in Program Will Replace Broken iPhones with New Ones
iPhones are delicate and it’s no big secret. But if you are an iPhone user, you are not alone in worrying about the safety of your device. Clearly Apple has been giving it some thought and seems to have come up with a solution. According to reports, Apple is about to launch a program that would allow customers to exchange their broken iPhones in return for credit to but a new one.
The models to be made part of this scheme include iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as of now. Older models won’t be able to get their devices exchanged. The company would offer $50 against 5s and about $200 and $250. This trade-in program includes broken screens, buttons and cameras.
Additionally, Apple Stores all over the US have also begun rolling out installations of plastic screen-protectors in the coming days, but it won’t be a free of cost service. Installations have already begun in many stores.
In most cases, this upgrade would end up costing more than the actual price of a new iPhone after including all costs of subsidies, financing plans and the credit this program would offer. This, in turn, would simply lead to more iPhone sales for the company, and perhaps a relatively cheaper way to get a new iPhone for a broken one for consumers.
The trade-in program would be rolled out in the US soon, but no news on when it would be made available in India. We can expect it here in the next couple of months though, before the end of 2016.