Apple’s reuse and recycle programme lets you trade in all kinds of Apple products, as well as laptops of other brands, and if you want to get rid of your “old” iPad 2, it’ll help out with that too. As you may have already guessed, though, you’ll only get £277 for a 64GB Wi-Fi 3G iPad that’s in good nick. However, the trade-in for much lower-end models is pretty good too.
For a 16GB Wi-Fi-only iPad 2, Apple offers £195. This may only be half the cost of the bottom-rung new iPad model, but doesn’t compare too badly with the eBay resale value of the device once you’ve considered the extra fees the auction service demands.
These values are all “estimates” supplied by Dataserv, though, so you may find yourself earning less than expected if your version of “in excellent condition” isn’t quite on-par with Dataserv’s. Once you’ve filled out the online form, a prepaid shipping label is supplied to send your old iPad away with.
Apple’s next-generation iPad will launch tomorrow, 16 March, and improves upon its predecessor with a faster quad-core GPU and a much higher resolution screen. At 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, it boasts far more detail than a 1080p television.
The new iPad starts at £399 and will be available from the morning of Friday 16 March. PC World has also announced it’ll hold midnight openings for the tablet, making it the quickest way to get hold of one.