: Apple's iPhone trade-in program: damaged screens OK

Feb 5th, 2016, 02:13 PM
Apple to Accept iPhone Trade-Ins With Damaged Screens (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2498934,00.asp)

The Apple Store Reuse and Recycle trade-in program is now accepting damaged goods.

According to 9to5Mac, Cupertino will soon be more lenient when it comes to the quality of trade-in items. Starting this week, Apple Stores are giving credit for iPhone 5s and iPhone 6/6 Plus units with damaged displays, cameras, and buttons—within reason.

The new rules are meant to encourage iPhone upgrades, rather than a cheaper screen repair. In fact, it may be more cost-efficient to buy a new handset, if you can earn enough in-store credit and work out a financing plan, 9to5Mac suggested.

Current trade-in values include $50 for an iPhone 5s, $200 for an iPhone 6, and $250 for a 6 Plus, according to the site.

Also in the works is the option for professionally installed plastic screen protectors. Forget tugging and pushing your way to a perfectly smooth display. Using dedicated machines from Belkin, Apple Store employees will soon remove bubbles and clear dust particles, 9to5Mac said.

(PCMag (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2498934,00.asp))

Feb 5th, 2016, 05:24 PM
I wonder what they'll be doing for those with the "‘Error 53’" problem and Apple's admission that's been hitting the news wires…???

Error 53 is breaking iPhones fixed by third parties | The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/5/10923780/error-53-iphone-screen-repair-third-party)

‘Error 53' fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6 | Money | The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/feb/05/error-53-apple-iphone-software-update-handset-worthless-third-party-repair)

Apple confirms iPhone-killing “Error 53,” says it's about security | Macworld (http://www.macworld.com/article/3030244/security/apple-confirms-iphone-killing-error-53-says-it-s-about-security.html)

Some pretty P'd Off iPhone 6 users out there and I dare say, more on the way.


And is this a coincidence perhaps…???
Apple wants to buy back your damaged iPhone (http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/02/05/apple-wants-to-buy-back-your-damaged-iphone/)

Feb 6th, 2016, 12:21 AM
I'm sorry but I have to support Apple on this error 53 issue. I don't understand why a company should continue to be responsible for a device to work 100% after you've allowed non-authorized parts go into your phone. It just adds to the costs to develop the OS and for support that the rest of us will end up paying for.

Feb 6th, 2016, 10:11 AM
It would be nice if you could do a upgrade and trade in an older iPAD.