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Apple looking to expand Reuse and Recycling Program to emerging markets, calls it 'mega trend'

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A listing on the Jobs at Apple website reveals the company is looking to bring its Reuse and Recycling Program to emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America-Caribbean regions.

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According to the job description, Apple's Corporate Recycling Team is seeking a Reuse (Trade-In) Worldwide Program Manager to work on current and future "Global Reuse (Trade-in) Programs for Apple Online Store, Education, Retail and the Reseller Channel."

The Reuse and Recycling listing, discovered on Friday, also notes the candidate is responsible for the development and implementation of programs in APAC (Asia-Pacific) and ALAC (Latin America-Caribbean) similar to the current Reuse and Recycling initiative found in countries like the US and UK. In addition, the position will be in charge of enhancing EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) and North American operations.

Apple also hints that it may be looking to broaden the scope of existing programs, saying, "Scaling these programs to keep Apple on the leading edge of this emerging mega trend is a priority."

To that end, the advertised job's duties include providing sales and leasing organizations with new programs to increase sales, growing Apple's share of the secondary electronics market, reducing flow of Apple products to unauthorized markets and increase Apple product recycling to reach environmental goals.

Apple's Reuse and Recycling Program was first introduced in August 2012, when the company partnered with PowerON to buy back used iPhones, iPads and Macs.

Earlier this week, the service was expanded to include devices with water damage, meaning owners of iPhones or iPads with activated liquid contact indicators can now trade in their device. Previously, units that showed signs of water or liquid damage would not be accepted.
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I get that they need to see the phone before sending out the gift card, but no rental to tie you over?
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I've heard that China is just beginning to realize the extent of the environmental damage that has been wrought in their eagerness to become an economic powerhouse.

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"and, hey... if iOS 7 brought you nothing but grief, you can still get up to $400 for it!"
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It's 'jobs', not 'Jobs'. We're not talking about Steve here.
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This Reuse and Recycle Program has two significant advantages for Apple:

1) It supports Apple devices' exceptionally high trade in values, thereby greatly reducing cost of ownership in developed economies, making iPhone, iPads etc, more affordable even for affluent consumers

2) It makes iOS devices more affordable in developing economies with less affluent consumers, who still aspire to the best products money can buy. This leads to continued strong growth of iOS's active user base and to iTunes, iStore and increased sales of digital media, especially increasing the market and demand for Apps, thereby making iOS even more profitable for developers, advertisers etc.
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It's 'jobs', not 'Jobs'.

except it is Jobs
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We're not talking about Steve here.
Correct. We are talking about the name of a website, Jobs at Apple (as noted in this article), which is a proper noun, so it is capitalized.
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"blah blah"

Who the heck is this guy anyway?
Trippy, you really need to get a girlfriend mate. Or boyfriend, whatever. Life is too short for this sort of thing.
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This is actually a very smart move by Apple. In a lot of cases, and for a lot of people, the largest competitor to Apple is Apple itself. Older devices that are handed down to others, or sold to others are taking away potential sales of new devices.

Apple can claim it is being responsible, and all that, but the biggest beneficiary of such a move is Apple!
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Who the heck is this guy anyway?
Trippy, you really need to get a girlfriend mate. Or boyfriend, whatever. Life is too short for this sort of thing.

Have you had a girlfriend, Kiwi? They nag you just the same, and not just about jobs and Jobs.

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This is actually a very smart move by Apple. In a lot of cases, and for a lot of people, the largest competitor to Apple is Apple itself. Older devices that are handed down to others, or sold to others are taking away potential sales of new devices.

Apple can claim it is being responsible, and all that, but the biggest beneficiary of such a move is Apple!

And what's wrong with win-win?

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