Want to buy an iPhone but don’t want to pay full price? We get it, which is why some of you might be aware of Apple’s trade-in program where you can trade-in older iPhones or even Android phones and use that value towards buying a brand new iPhone.
However, if you’re coming over from the Android ecosystem, it seems that it will now be less worth it to trade-in your old Android device for an iPhone. This is because according to a report from MacRumors, it appears that Apple has reduced the trade-in value for a bunch of Android smartphones.
Some of these changes in trade-in value are quite significant. Take for example the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, where previously it was valued at around $435, but is now only worth $325 to Apple, meaning that users lose about $100 in value from before. These reductions in trade-in value don’t just apply to Android phones, but also Apple’s other products like iPads and Mac computers.
So if you do plan to switch over from Android to iOS and want to get rid of your old Android phone, you might actually be better off selling it on a third-party platform to get the best value possible, or if you prefer the convenience of dealing with Apple direct, then you’ll just have to make do with these new values.