Trade in Your Old Apple Devices
This is one of the easiest ways to save on a new Apple purchase and can often help you save more than any other method. Apple has a full trade-in platform that’s easy to use and lets you receive a free box to mail in your old device after wiping it. You’ll get a credit to your Apple account when the trade-in is processed, and you can use it to purchase your new device, easy peasy!
Trade-in amounts can vary a lot based on the device and how old it is, but it’s common to get at least $100 in credit, or much more for larger, newer devices. An iPhone 12 standard model, for example, can net you up to $420. The downside is that you’ll need to store important data elsewhere and wipe your device before trading. You’ll also need to factor in the wait times while shipping and stay patient. You can trade with other sites too, but Apple itself generally gives the best bang for your buck.