Taking in your iPhone 5 for the sleep button fix but really want to upgrade to an iPhone 5s? There may be a $350 trade in for you!

If you're taking your iPhone 5 into an Apple Retail Store to get the faulty sleep/wake button fixed then you might just have another option available to you — a $350 trade in towards an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c. That's $80 more than is usually offered. There is one catch though — you have to ask for it. So what's the deal? Dan DeSilva, writing for 9to5Mac:

Apple employees have been instructed not to present this option unless the customer specifically asks about upgrading to a newer model. This policy is presumably in place so customers don't get the feeling that Apple put this program into place as a way to lure iPhone 5 users to upgrade with new contracts.

It's only valid for iPhone 5 devices that are otherwise in working order and don't have obvious damage like a broken screen. If there is other damage, you'd have to get that fixed first.

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If you've been looking for extra incentive to upgrade, however, you have it. If you're waiting on the iPhone 6, though, then you may want to save any trade-in or upgrade opportunities for the fall...

So, anyone taking Apple up on the offer?

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