The rumours of production cuts must be correct if Apple has started this type of campaign: the company has decided to increase the amount of money to be deducted from the purchase of a new iPhone if you bring your current model for recycling . And the increase is 100 dollars, which can motivate many owners of an old iPhone to renew.
In other words, if you give up your old iPhone and buy a new one (it has to be an XR or an XS), Apple will now give you a hundred dollars more than it was giving up so far. At the moment this is only being done in the United States , although I wouldn’t be surprised if the promotion was extended if Apple needed to encourage even more sales.
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Here is the table of discounts depending on the iPhone you take to recycling and refurbishing:
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
As you can see, as the iPhone to be recycled is more recent the extra money is less. But still, it’s an increase. It seems that the iPhone SE and the iPhone 5s or earlier are excluded from the promotion.
We insist that officially this extra money is only given in the United States, but my partner Eduardo Archanco told me how a relative did a renovation in Spain and received 40 euros more than the stipulated amount ” for making the change in the shop “. So we can’t say for sure that the discounts will increase, but it’s possible that Apple is being more generous than usual if that encourages you to renew your iPhone.