Apple has added LG flagship smartphone on its list of eligible Android devices for a trade-in to switch to iPhone. Owners of the select LG models can give Apple their smartphones to earn store credit which can be utilized to purchase any of the company’s products or a gift card for a friend.
The new Android phones are included on the trade-in list after LG announced the shutdown of its mobile business worldwide, manufacturing and sales. After 5 years of suffering huge financial losses, the company decided in April 2021 to pivot its business strategy.
LG’s strategic decision to exit the incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will enable the company to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and business-to-business solutions, as well as platforms and services.
LG will provide service support and software updates for customers of existing mobile products for a period of time which will vary by region.
Apple finds an opportunity to attract Android switchers by adding LG mobiles to its ‘Trade-In’ list
Cupertino tech giant has added four LG mobile models with different trade-in values on apple.com.
- LG V60 ThinQ 5G – Up to $180
- LG V50 ThinQ 5G Up to $125
- LG V40 ThinQ Up to $65
- LG G8 ThinQ Up to $70
It must be kept in mind that the exact value is subjected to the mobile’s physical condition and functionality like scratches, dents, screen, battery, and others. This is a clever decision by Apple to encourage Android users to switch to iPhones by giving store credit as an incentive for their older phones. The company has also started to sell refurbished iPhones on its online store.
Other Android smartphones eligible for trade-in include Samsung and Google Pixel models. Having said that, Apple accepts all devices like HTC, Blackberry for trade-in for free recycling as part of its environmental policy.
We believe every device has value. Although your device doesn’t qualify for trade-in value, just send it to us and we’ll recycle it for free.
Cupertino tech giant aims to become ‘Carbon Neutral by 2030‘ across its products, operations, and supply chain. Most of the Apple Stores and offices are powered by solar energy, products are made by recycled aluminum and it recently took out power adapters and EarPods from iPhone boxes to reduce transportation carbon footprints.