Apple plans in-store Mac trade-in program


MacBook Pro
Done with your old Mac? Consider an Apple trade-in.
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Apple reportedly will soon begin allowing customers to trade in their Macs at its retail stores. Shoppers will supposedly have the option to apply the money toward a new Mac or other device, or to a gift card.

Apple Stores already take trade-ins on iPhone and iPad. But they don’t take macOS devices. Not yet.

Employees have been informed of the new trade-in program for Macs, according to Bloomberg. It’s expected to debut Monday, June 15, in the United States. And on June 18 in Canada. There’s no word yet on other countries.

Apple Mac trade-in program already exists

Next week will hardly be the debut of Apple’s Mac trade-in program. The difference is that the company is beginning to let customers trade in macOS devices through its retail locations. Previously, the Apple Trade In program for laptops and desktops was entirely on the company’s website.

It offers up to $1,760 for a MacBook Pro, up to $1,390 for an iMac or $1,100 for a Mac mini. Other models are included as well. And, of course, the trade-in values are heavily affected by the original configuration of the computer and its current condition.

Alternatively, use the Cult of Mac Buyback program. We offer some of the highest cash prices for your old Apple gear, including laptops.