How to trade-in old iPhone or Mac

Want to buy a new iPhone or Mac but don't know what to do with your old device? Check to see if it's accepted by the Apple GiveBack program

iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr. 11- or 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Macbook Air and Mac Mini. With the event in New York on October 30, Apple ended the series of presentations planned for 2018, "giving away" to its millions of fans devices of all kinds (phones, tablets and computers) to buy at launch or as a Christmas gift 2018.

What to do, however, if you still have a device not too old and working that you bought the previous year or so? You can take advantage of the Apple GiveBack program, which allows you to trade-in your old iPhone or Mac and get credit to buy a new device from the bitten apple. In short, if you want to change your smartphone or buy a new computer, Apple offers you a way to save on the list price by giving back your old device, regardless of whether it is an Apple device or, perhaps, an Android smartphone.

How to trade in your iPhone or Mac

As mentioned, the Apple GiveBack program allows you to trade in your old Mac and iPhone or smartphones from any other manufacturer, so you can accumulate credit to buy a new iPhone or a new Apple PC. Getting an evaluation of used devices is very simple: first of all you'll have to connect to the portal of the initiative and choose what you would like to give in exchange (phone, tablet, computer or smartwatch). At this point the system will ask you to enter the IMEI code or the serial number and wait a few moments. If the device is part of the Apple GiveBack program, you'll be provided with an evaluation, otherwise the system will warn you that it is impossible to make the exchange. In this case, you can think about selling the device on online marketplaces, hoping to find interested buyers.

What to do before selling iPhone or Mac

In case the device is not accepted as a trade-in, there will be some things to do before putting them up for sale on an online marketplace. First of all, clean them well, so that they look their best when you go to photograph them. Once you've done that, remember to do a reset to factory settings: this way you'll erase all the data inside the memory and the various preferences and settings you've changed and you won't have to worry about someone accessing your photos or messages saved inside the device you're about to sell.