Apple in-store Mac trade-in program officially launches in U.S., Canada

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Mac owners can now take their devices to their preferred Apple Store to receive credit toward a new purchase or to cash it out for an Apple gift card.




Announced earlier in June, Apple's official launch of its Mac trade-in program has officially started.

The program will allow customers to trade in older Mac devices in return for credit toward a new purchase. While in-store trade-ins of products like iPhones and Apple Watches have been available for some time, Mac trade-ins were previously restricted to an online program.

While the program launched in the U.S. and Canada as of June 17, it may not have rolled out in all areas. AppleInsider encourages anyone interested in trading in their Mac in-store to call ahead to make sure your device will be accepted.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    If your MacBook Pro from 2017 is beginning to play up keyboard-wise, will that affect its trade-in value as you seek a laptop with a reliable keyboard? (Hint: it shouldn’t!)
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Awesome, 2009 17 inch Macbook Pro with 8 Gigs of factory memory retail 3000.00   trade in value $200.00  LOL, right, I think Ill check with an escort and see what it would get me...   
  • Reply 3 of 4
    thomson7 said:
    Awesome, 2009 17 inch Macbook Pro with 8 Gigs of factory memory retail 3000.00   trade in value $200.00  LOL, right, I think Ill check with an escort and see what it would get me...   
    I mean, I get it, my 2016 13" was $2399 new and now worth $600.  But a 2009 17", regardless of how much it cost new is now 11 years old.  They go for $165-$500 after a quick glance at eBay so in actuality you would be getting a pretty good deal all things considered.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    aegeanaegean Posts: 154member
    My early 2007 maxed out 17 inch MacBook Pro at that time with 8 Gigs of factory memory,  256 gb factory SSD (upgraded to 1TB SSD 6 years ago) bought it C$ 4,500+, now they say...

    Recycle Your Device For Free

    Based on what you’ve told us, your device is ready to recycle. While it doesn’t qualify for credit you can recycle it for free by emailing [email protected]

    Though it still fulfils basic requirements, I have no plan to recycle it. It is running El Capitan, and for basic browsing, emailing, etc.. it will still help my 4 and 9 year olds for a few more years to come. Not to mention, it's got a fabulous sound board, and was also serving me as my hi-res music server without any problem but recently upgraded to maxed out 2020 mini as my main music server. 

    For now, I will just wait for ARM based MBP to arrive before I plan on buying my new MBP.

    edited July 2020
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