Apple expands trade-in program to include select Android devices

Previously Apple only allowed customers to trade-in their old iPhone towards a new one, but starting today they will begin accepting Android devices as well. The program expansion, which was previously rumored, will now include select Android and BlackBerry devices. Apple has yet to specify which devices it will allow.

Android users can now go into Apple Retail Stores in U.S., France, United Kingdom, and Italy to trade-in their current device towards the purchase of a new iPhone. If you are planning to make the switch from Android to iPhone, we have you covered with this extensive guide.

Source: 9to5Mac

Jared DiPane

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.

  • Just a news item, but you know the Android folks who have nothing better to do than surf Apple-centric sites will be blasting away any moment now....wait for it.....
  • I think its fair play in a competitive market. Google is more than welcome to offer to buy away my ipad and replace it with their own tablet, its up to me to decide to accept their offer or not
  • hmmm... still waiting.
  • 2 hours and counting...
  • Hey, thanks guys--I wasn't sure my shaming would work to keep them at bay. So far, so good!
  • What a joke Apple is. No one is going to trade in an Android phone to switch to iPhone. Yeah, let me trade in my powerhouse of a device for some overpriced piece of fruit that can't even do half of what my Android does. Android rules all and Apple is doomed! You all know it's true. Time to wake up iSheep. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Ha! That's the spirit! (But a tad too cliché to be authentic--nice try, though!)
  • Haha, thanks. I was trying to jam as many cliche and unthoughtful lines as I could into a single comment. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I guess it never occurred to you that some people aren't fanboys and might be open to both Android and iOS products?
  • I guess it never occurred to you that "blasting away" makes a distinction between the fanboy trolls and your bi-platform types?
  • You implied Android folks shouldn't be surfing this site, I explained why that isn't right.
    Even if I only liked Android, or Windows phone, I would still follow Apple news out of interest in technology. If I were all iOS, I would still do the same for Android stuff at least.
    I think a lot of Apple people would do well to follow Android news. Maybe Android wouldn't seem so foreign and wrong to them.
  • True, I did imply that, and I stand corrected insofar as those surfing because of a general interest in technology. But so many android people who come here are seem to have some sort of an anti-Apple, resentment/jealousy chip on their shoulders and, worse, some sort of fetish for blasting Rene every chance they get. I've visited android central on a few occasions, but it would never cross my mind to make some sort of anti-android comment on that web site. WTF?! As far as actually following android, no thanks, I truly have no interest in anything google due to their business practices.
  • I do read both Android Central, iMore, Verge and several other sites fairly often and I can assure you, there are plenty of examples of what I assume are iOS fanboys bashing Android, probably daily.
    I'm pretty open to both companies, I don't like some of Apple's business practices just as much as I or you might not like Google's. I'm not willing to give up the convenience to not use either companies products however.
    I myself have been known to bash Rene in the past, mostly because I believe, despite what he says, that he is a Apple cultist and is impervious to seeing anything wrong with anything Apple does, and inversely, has many undeserved harsh things to say about it's competitors.
    I try very hard to ignore it and learn what I can from the articles however.
  • Sorry to hear about the iOS fanboys on the other sites. I don't think Apple is perfect, but, for a large corporation, I do find them much more palatable than any other tech company (or any big company, for that matter)--especially google. And, I'm sorry, but your comment that Rene is so much the "cultist" that he is impervious to criticizing Apple and undeservedly harsh about competitors is way off the mark. I've been reading him since I started visiting iMore in 2011 after I got my first Apple product (after HP killed webOS). At first, I wasn't impressed nor repulsed. But I've since come to respect the breadth and depth of his knowledge of Apple and computer tech, in general. He favors Apple--no doubt!--but seems fair and often writes from hands-on experience with other products/services. Let's face it: each Mobile Nations web site is staffed with people you might say are "biased" toward their site's representative company or systems of products and services, but, as far as I can tell, they all communicate and collaborate and learn from each other. If anyone was an over-the-top platform fundamentalist, you know they'd hear about it from their colleagues etc. Plus, I seriously doubt people like Peter, Serenity, Allyson, Georgia, and, especially, Derek (who used to run the webOS site) would be on board if that were true. EDIT: By the way, if you are so inclined, feel free to PM me with an example of over-the-top iOS/Apple fanboy comments on another Mobile Nations site--I'd be happy to chime in from their left flank and politely point out how annoying it is.
  • 2 days and nothing.... Well besides shit talking of trolls that never showed up. lol Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I see what you did there--troll while claiming no trolls showed up! Brilliant irony! April Fools, right?!
  • and even better news I am seeing they will also take Windows Phones
  • What a joke Apple is. No one is going to trade in an Android phone to switch to iPhone. Yeah, let me trade in my powerhouse of a device for some overpriced piece of fruit that can't even do half of what my Android does. Android rules all and Apple is doomed! You all know it's true. Time to wake up iSheep. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Sorry Jean, didn't mean to attach this to your comment. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • What is a joke is the Android fanboys that troll this site.
  • Let's be honest, iMore does encourage it a bit. There's an iMore Android app and they regularly post Samsung bashing articles on this site. Sounds to me like they're asking for it. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • No, they don't encourage it. The Android app is for sensible people that like to read iMore, not trolls. If you hate Apple so much, why come to iMore? It's an Apple-centric site, therefore Samsung bashing is allowed. And don't try to say that Android Central and Droid-Life don't bash Apple.
  • If you read the other comments you'd see that my comment was meant to be posted as a joke in response to emjayess' comment. I don't hate Apple. I have both Android and iOS devices and am writing this specific comment on an iPhone 6 Plus. Sent from the iMore App
  • I read Android Central and Droid Life on a regular basis too and I don't think either posts nearly as many anti Apple articles as iMore posts anti Android (specifically Samsung) articles. Sent from the iMore App
  • But consider why that is.. Androids can compare and compete against each other and ios. So articles saying which phone is better between 2 androids arent anti android.
    Ios has to compete against androids so yes, most articles on an apple fan site comparing competing phones are going to be anti android. Not really much of a way around that. Sent from the iMore App
  • Of course they are. It gets them traffic. More that come to comment, the happier they are Sent from the iMore App
  • This is what Richard Devine said in an article in Sept. 2013, regarding Microsoft offering iPhone owners a trade-in for a Windows phone:
    "But, it reeks quite a lot of Microsoft trying to buy customers, rather than concentrating more on selling the value of Windows Phone as a platform." Any difference? :) BTW, I'm 100% Apple.
  • I guess they're taking in certain androids because in some cases even apple cant tell they're not iPhones! Eh eh? Anyone?! I'll be here all week! Sent from the iMore App
  • Best comment of the day! Sent from the iMore App