The iPad is now eligible for the in-store Reuse & Recycling program at Apple Retail Store locations. Customers could only receive credit for trade-in iPhones and use that credit to buy a new iPhone. Now Apple allows iPhone or iPad trade-in credit to be used on cross products, which means you can now trade-in an eligible iPhone and use the credit towards the purchase of a new iPad.
With the new, improved Retina-ready iPad set to hit our doormats and retailers shelves around the world in less than two days, one would imagine that there are plenty of gadget fans out there who are currently sitting on their iPad 2 which they probably want to get rid off in order to get the shiny new iPad.
We’ve received a word from several sources that GameStop will soon begin offering the entire lineup of Apple’s popular iOS mobile devices such as iPhones, iPods and iPads at their stores. The announcement was made to dealers at an annual trade show in Las Vegas this past week. Also, as of this week, GameStop began accepting iOS device trade-ins for in-store credits. From the sound of it, our take is GameStop is first doing trade-ins/used products before phasing in new ones, perhaps as Apple launches iPhone 5 in October (Deutsche Telekom in Germany is now quietly accepting pre-orders).