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Apple bumps up the trade-in value of the iPhone 4s, 5, and 5s

If you've got an iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, or iPhone 5s, it just got a little more valuable. Apple has raised the trade-in values for these three devices through their Reuse and Recycle program. Run in partnership with Brightstar, the program allows customers to trade in their old devices in exchange for an Apple gift card.

Customers trading in an iPhone 4s can now receive a gift card for up to $50, up from $35, and iPhone 5 owners who send in their device can get $100, formerly $85. The iPhone 5s is now worth $200 from the program, up from $175. Of course, to qualify for trade-in, your device needs to be in working order.

Customers will receive their gift card once their device has been inspected.

Source: Apple (opens in new tab), via: 9to5Mac

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

8 Comments
  • Wow. I just traded in two iPhone 5's a couple of months ago. Who knew it would have been in my best interested to have procrastinated even longer to do it.
  • What's the trade in value for the iPhone 5c? Sent from the iMore App
  • Does this only apply for the US? Because I do not see this program in the Apple Canada website.
  • I could sell my unlocked 5S 64GB right now and probably get at least $400 for it. Trade in program is flawed. Sent from the iMore App
  • Trading in is hassle free. You give the phone in and that's the end of it, no time wasted making adverts, people trying to haggle you etc. Sent from the iMore App
  • That's so true but you don't get all of your money's worth but it's definitely hassle free. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Wow. Adoption rate must not be doing well. No other way Apple would give more money than it has to for anything.
  • In NL/EU I was offered €117 for my iPhone 5 when I got me an iPhone 6+.