As a report from last week had suggested, Apple has launched its iPhone trade-in program in China. The information was confirmed by Apple’s spokeswoman Kitty Potter to South China Morning Post.
The trade-in program is now available across all retail stores of Apple in China. The report had only claimed that Apple will be accepting iPhones in the trade-in program, but the Cupertino company will be accepting older iPads for trade-ins as well. Users who trade-in their older iOS device will receive credit, which can be used to purchase a new iOS device.
“Apple retail stores in China are launching a new program to assist customers who wish to bring in their previous-generation iPhone or iPad for recycling,” Potter said. “In addition to helping 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 [device].”
The report from last week had revealed that Foxconn will be handling the trade-ins for Apple. The Chinese company will take all the older iPhones, do the necessary repairs, and then sell them through e-commerce websites like FLNet and eFeihu.
It was only late last month that Apple updated its trade-in program in the United States to accept non-iOS devices including Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5s.