Apple Will Give You $200 Credit For Your Used iPhone 4

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Bought an iPhone 4 recently and wishing you'd waited for the 4S? Well, you might not be out of luck. Apple is now offerring up $200 in credit for a used iPhone 4 in good condition.


There are a few caveats. In order to fetch $200 it has to be a 16GB iPhone 4 and it has to be in immaculate shape. It's got to be fully functional and have a battery that works well. It's gotta be pretty (no scratches, scrapes, or blemishes)—basically you can't have any damage of any kind. You also need to do a factory reset, and include the power adapter. Sub-par iPhones will fetch less or may not be eligible for trade-in at all.

The $200 comes in the form of Apple credit, which isn't as good as cold hard cash, but the upshot is that if your iPhone 4 is in great shape, that $200 should cover you for an iPhone 4S (at a new two-year contract). If you're eager to get in on this action, here's a link to the Apple Recycling Program.[MacNN]


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That's actually pretty stingy. Amazon will give you $328 in Trade In credit for a "like new" iPhone 4 16 GB, and $263 for one that is merely in "good" condition. Also, Apple gives you $200 on both the 16GB and 32GB models, while Amazon ups the maximum trade in price of the 32GB model to $361.