Apple has started the New Year as if it were still in the Christmas Spirit. That is, Ebenezer Scrooge before receiving a visit from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come.
Reports in the US point out that the world’s richest tech firm has scythed through the trade-in values for pretty much every device on the roster. That means all of its recent iPhones, Macs and Apple Watch devices will not receive as much in trade-in value when upgrading.
For example, the estimated trade-in value for the iPhone XS Max is now $500 compared to the $600 estimated value it offered in the 24 hours prior to the report.
MacReports, also says the iPhone XS value is down $80, the iPhone XR’s estimated value is down $70, while you’ll only get an estimated $320 for your iPhone X commuted to the $400 you’d have got on January 9.
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Apple is even slashing the trade-in value on the old iPhone 6s. Apple users in the United States will only get $80 on average, rather than the $100 they would have in 2019. Misers!
The cutbacks don’t only pertain to iPhones. The firm is also trimming the trade-in values for the iPad, Apple Watch, MacBook and other Mac models. Here’s a summary from MacRumors:
iPad Pro –– up to $220 ($290)
iPad –– up to $100 ($140)
iPad Air –– up to $70 ($100)
iPad mini –– up to $80 ($120)
MacBook Pro –– up to $2530 ($2530)
MacBook Air –– up to $660 ($670)
MacBook –– up to $610 ($630)
iMac Pro –– up to $4150 ($4240)
iMac –– up to $1500 ($1560)
Mac Pro –– up to $1700 ($1700)
Mac mini –– up to $230 ($230)
Apple Watch Series 4 –– up to $100 ($110)
Apple Watch Series 3 –– up to $70 ($70)
Apple Watch Series 2 –– up to $60 ($60)
Apple Watch Series 1 –– up to $30 ($30)
So, well done Apple. The community is full of gratitude for your generosity and we’re loaded with all of the world’s sarcasm.
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