What you need to know
- You can now officially trade-in a Mac at Apple stores in the U.S. and Canada.
- Previously this service has only been available online.
- It means you can take your Mac into a store and get a gift card towards a new purchase.
Reports that Apple was planning to introduce a new Mac trade-in program to stores in the U.S. and Canada are now official.
On June 16, Apple updates the FAQ for its trade-in program, removing a sentence that stated that the service for Mac trade-in was only available online.
Apple has removed the snippet from its trade in page FAQ which says you can only trade-in a Mac online. pic.twitter.com/7mN4DY7EjUApple has removed the snippet from its trade in page FAQ which says you can only trade-in a Mac online. pic.twitter.com/7mN4DY7EjU— Stephen Warwick (@StephenWarwick9) June 16, 2020June 16, 2020
Apple's Trade In FAQ now states:
Apple's estimated trade-in values for Mac models is as follows:
- MacBook Pro Up to $1760
- MacBook Air Up to $690
- MacBook Up to $480
- iMac Pro Up to $3850
- iMac Up to $1390
- Mac Pro Up to $1580
- Mac mini Up to $1100
If you previously thought you could trade in a Mac at an Apple store, then you're technically not wrong. Ever since Apple introduced its online-only Mac trade-in service, store staff have been trained to assist customers in carrying out the online process in-store, even shipping the old Mac for the customer. The difference now is that staff will be able to do this on Apple's retail systems, using the credit to offset the price of a new purchase immediately in-store.
Master your iPhone in minutes
iMore offers spot-on advice and guidance from our team of experts, with decades of Apple device experience to lean on. Learn more with iMore!
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9