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Apple Store iPhone Trade-In Program Loosens Restrictions on Water Damaged iPhones

Apple Store iPhone Trade-In Program Loosens Restrictions on Water Damaged iPhones

Trade-in value for iPhones will no longer be affected by the device’s liquid damage indicator, say Apple Retail employees. In the past, a triggered “liquid contact indicator” meant the device was completely worthless under Apple’s “Reuse and Recycle” program.

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9to5Mac:

This week’s changes to the program, however, will allow more customers to trade in their devices. However, the company isn’t going to start allowing seriously water-damaged phones for trade-in anytime soon. If there is evidence of liquid under the phone’s display or corrosion in the ports, the phone will still be ineligible for any trade-in value regardless of what the liquid contact indicator looks like.

This change in policy only affects trade-ins made at an Apple Store, it does not affect online trade-in values.

These changes take effect in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

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