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Apple's iPhone Trade-in Program Not Available Internationally

Apple during the week confirmed its iPhone trade-in program is real. In fact, it confirmed the program's existence and revealed that it's already rolling out to Apple stores across the United States. Sadly, any die-hard Apple fans in the UK, Canada, or elsewhere will have to shelve their dreams of trading their old iPhone for a shiny new model.

Apple has confirmed to Crave that the service will not be rolling out anywhere outside of the United States.

"This program is currently US only and we have nothing further to add at this point in time," an Apple spokesperson told Crave in a statement.

Rumors of Apple's trade-in program have been doing the rounds for months, though none of those rumors mentioned the program launching anywhere other than the United States. Looks like everyone else will have to deal with buying their iPhone 5Ses sans discount. Bummer.

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  • house70
    Like I predicted, we got 2 more articles about this program.
    Gee, thanks, Jane. You made us see the light.
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  • tului
    Of course it's US only. The rest of the world is where they plan on dumping the ones they pay Americans peanuts for.
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  • southernshark
    Man it sucks that I work internationally. I wouldn't be able to trade in an iPhone if I bought one. I guess I shouldn't be too worried though since I don't have any plans to ever buy one in the first place.
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  • southernshark
    11461402 said:
    Of course it's US only. The rest of the world is where they plan on dumping the ones they pay Americans peanuts for.

    I dunno. That's one thing I don't understand about Apple's roadmap. They claim that they need a lower priced phone for "emerging markets." I wonder which emerging market that is.,....

    I worked in Guatemala for two years and most people that I met were either 1) Rich or 2) Dirt Poor. The rich people could easily just buy the most expensive model/newest model and would not want a "cheaper one" and of course the Dirt Poor people weren't going to buy anything except a cheap pre-paid phone. If anything having a tier two model runs the risk of alienating the rich people who were the only one's buying Apple products to begin with.
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  • velocityg4
    Why would anyone be stupid enough to trade in their Phone? You only get a mere pittance of what it is worth on the used market. Even if you don't trust Craigslist or eBay you're going to know someone that would want your old iPhone for more than Apple will pay you.
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