Apple launches in-store iPhone and iPad Reuse and Recycle program
Apple has launched a new Reuse and Recycle program to give customers the option of recycling their older iPhone or iPad to earn credit to buy a new one.
The program was introduced today in 21 Apple Stores across Australia and gives users the option of recycling their device responsibly and earning credit off their next purchase at the same time.
Users can receive up to $250 for their iPhone or up to $215 for their iPad.
The original iPad and the iPhone 3GS will not be accepted. Neither will the iPad Mini with Retina Display, the iPad Air and the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.
So that leaves the iPad 2 to the iPad 4th generation. the iPad Mini and the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 with the agreed value offered as credit and only able to be used to buy another iPhone or iPad.
Apple will not allow that credit to be used to buy any other type of product.
“iPhones & iPads hold great value. So, Apple Retail Stores in Australia are launching a new program to assist customers who wish to bring in their previous-generation iPhone or iPad for recycling,” Apple said in a statement.
“In addition to helping support the environment, customers will be able to receive a credit for their returned iPhone or iPad that they can use toward the purchase of a new iPhone or iPad.”
The Reuse and Recycle program comes just days after Apple confirmed that all 21 Australian stores are powered by renewable energy.
Apple has been one of the most progressive companies when it comes to environmental responsibility.
It has been working on reducing its impact on the environment for more than 20 years.
Apple’s North Carolina data centre houses the largest privately-owned solar array in the United States.
You can read more about Apple’s progress and the ways it minimises its carbon footprint at www.apple.com/au/environment/our-progress/.