Apple has given its Premium Reseller across the United Kingdom authorization to discount £100 (approx. $160) off all Macs when customers trade-in their old machines. The Think Green scheme will run until June 17, and some believe it could signal Apple’s effort to shift existing stock before its next-generation MacBook Pros make their debut.
Recent rumors have claimed that Apple’s MacBook Pro refresh, which will be the first to introduce Retina displays to its Macs, will be unveiled at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference on June 11 — possibly alongside new iMacs. The machines could then begin shipping the week beginning June 18 — the day after the trade-in scheme expires in the U.K.
The offer applies to new iMacs, Mac Pros, MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs — but not the Mac mini — when customers trade-in their old machines against a new purchase. The old computer doesn’t have to be a Mac and it doesn’t even have to be working. However, the deal does not apply to business or education customers.
It’s also worth noting that Apple has traditionally knocked extra cash off its machines if they are purchased within a month of a new refresh.
Although, this is something you usually have to contact Apple for; it doesn’t just offer the discount automatically.
Not all Premium Resellers are supporting the deal, but many AT Computers and Stormfront stores are, according to Macworld. It’s best to check with your local Reseller before you head down their with your old Dell desktop in tow.
- Source Macworld