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Apple iPhone trade-in program expands accepted Android phones, now includes news Google Pixel models and Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Apple iPhone 12 Pro | Photo credit: Daniel Romero (@rmrdnl) / Unsplash

The technical updates and new design of the iPhone 12 series make it a worthy upgrade for Apple fans, but some might find the price tag a little discouraging. Luckily, the company has added more Android phones from Google and Samsung that would increase the possible discount for as much as $425.

Apple adds more Android phones for iPhone trade-in

Apple has quietly updated the list of Android phones eligible for the trade-in program for those looking to buy a new iPhone 12. At least three new models from the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy Note lineups will now be accepted, as first spotted by MacRumors.

The Galaxy Note 20 is now the Android device with the highest value for an iPhone trade-in deal that could get customers up to $425 deduction from the final purchase price. Apple will now accept a used Pixel 5 for a discount of up to $350.

Pixel 4a was also added to the list that could let iPhone customers reduce the cost to as much as $180. It should be noted that there are two Pixel 4a models, an LTE and a 5G variant. However, Apple listed the phone model as one so both variants may have the same value for iPhone trade-in purposes.

The mentioned trade-in values for the newly added phones are the highest deductible prices from an iPhone purchase. As with other offers, phones sent for a trade-in are subject to inspection and have to be completely functioning and undamaged to avail the highest value possible.

How to avail an iPhone via trade-in

Apple customers with eligible devices can avail of the trade-in through the store. After selecting the iPhone model, color, carrier, and storage capacity, they will be asked if they have a smartphone to trade. Clicking “Yes” will open new prompts where the customer can input the phone model and its condition.

Based on the purchase page, Apple’s basic parameters of a trade-in phone “in good condition” is if it turns on and functions well and all buttons and cameras work. There should also be no dents and scratches, while the touchscreen and back glass panels have to be undamaged. If all these conditions are met, iPhone buyers could get the highest possible trade-in value for their selected device.

Upon paying for the new iPhone, Apple customers will be asked to ship their trade-in device within the next 14 days. But Apple will still inspect the device sent to confirm if it corresponds to the buyer’s description.

Featured photo by Daniel Romero on Unsplash

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