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Trade-in guide: How to get the most money (and a $20 cash bonus) for your used iPhone, iPad or Mac ahead of Apple's iPhone XR

With iPhone XR preorders beginning in mere hours (and rumored new hardware announcements during Apple's Oct. 30 event), we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with an exclusive cash bonus on all trades.

Apple iPhone trade in bonus cash



As consumers look to get their hands on Apple's new iPhone XR, now is the time to lock in a price quote for your used device and free up cash for the new XR and accessories. Considering values typically drop further upon the release of new iPhones, you can weather the dip in prices and get the most money for your pre-owned device by securing a quote now thanks to special bonuses offered by leading providers. Plus, there's no downside to locking in an offer now, given that you are not bound to send your device in if you later choose not to. In fact, you can always lock in a higher rate later with the same —or alternative service —if a better offer presents itself.

Right now, AI readers can secure a $20 cash bonus on every Apple device with coupon code appleinsider at MyPhones Unlimited. BuyBackWorld, also an AppleInsider partner, is offering a $10 bonus on all trades over $50 with promo code APPLEINSIDER10 —or a $20 bonus on trade-ins valued at $200 or more with code APPLEINSIDER20.

BuyBack World



Buy Back World Apple iPhone trade in



BuyBackWorld has been a fixture in our Trade-In Payout Guide for several years and operates its electronics buyback service in very much the same manner as Gazelle and MyPhones Unlimited, and often paying industry-leading rates.

To begin, you first lock in your trade-in price by visiting BuyBackWorld's website, where you will be asked to assess the physical and operational condition of your device. A few days after locking in your price quote, a pre-paid shipping box will show up on your doorstep. You'll then have a 30-day grace period from the time you lock in your trade-in offer to the time you need to pack the device securely in the box and drop it in the mail. Alternately, you can use your own shipping box and simply print and affix a pre-paid shipping label from BuyBackWorld's website during the price lock process. Once BuyBackWorld receives and inspects your old device, the company will issue payment via PayPal or one of the many other available methods, including check, Quick Pay or Quick Pass.

$10 to $20 bonus cash on all Apple devices valued over $50

In addition to above average cash payouts, BuyBackWorld is now offering AppleInsider readers an additional $20 bonus on all Apple device trade-ins valued at $200 or more when you use the links below and apply exclusive coupon code APPLEINSIDER20 during the price lock process (where it says "Enter a promotional code"). Readers with Apple trades valued at $50 to $199 can also take advantage of a $10 cash bonus with promo code APPLEINSIDER10. Both coupons work on non-Apple trade-ins as well, so if you have a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Google Pixel collecting dust, it can easily be traded for cash to upgrade to a new iPhone. A complete, detailed list of BuyBackWorld's current iPad and iPhone trade in cash payouts can be found on BuyBackWorld's website. The $20 bonus ends Oct. 31.

With the $20 cash bonus using promo code APPLEINSIDER20, BuyBackWorld is currently paying out the following for iPhones valued at $200 or more:

Apple iPhone XS Max: Up to $750 *
Apple iPhone XS: Up to $650 *
Apple iPhone X: Up to $490 *
Apple iPhone 8 Plus: Up to $390 *
Apple iPhone 8: Up to $360 *
Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Up to $305 *
Apple iPhone 7: Up to $231 *
*Price with coupon code APPLEINSIDER20.

BuyBackWorld is also offering AppleInsider readers a $20 cash bonus on iPads valued at $200 or more, including iPad Pro models. Below is a sampling of current cash payouts; more iPad trade-in values can be found on BuyBackWorld's site.

iPad trade in cash bonus



iPad trade-in values (cash payouts)
64GB 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only): Up to $370
64GB 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular): Up to $390
128GB 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only, First Gen): Up to $265
128GB 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular, First Gen) Up to $290
256GB 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only): Up to $405
256GB 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) Up to $450
512GB 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only) Up to $465
512GB 12.9" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) Up to $490

64GB 10.5" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only): Up to $295
64GB 10.5" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular): Up to $335 *
256GB 10.5" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only): Up to $345 *
256GB 10.5" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular): Up to $380 *
512GB 10.5" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only): Up to $395 *
512GB 10.5" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular): Up to $435 *
*Price with coupon code APPLEINSIDER20.

With the $10 cash bonus using promo code APPLEINSIDER10, BuyBackWorld is currently paying out:

iPhone SE: Up to $102 *
iPhone 6s Plus: Up to $182 *
iPhone 6s: Up to $142 *
iPhone 6 Plus: Up to $145 *
iPhone 6: Up to $102 *
iPhone 5s: up to $67 *
iPad Air 2: Up to $160 *
iPad Air: Up to $120 *
iPad 4: Up to $105 *
iPad mini 4: Up to $175 *
iPad mini 3: Up to $135 *
Apple Watch 2 Space Black Stainless Steel (Black Sport Band): Up to $135 *
Apple Watch 2 Rose Gold Aluminum (Midnight Blue Sport Band): Up to $95 *
Apple Watch 2 Space Gray Aluminum (Black Woven Nylon Band): Up to $95 *
Apple Watch 2 Silver Aluminum (Pearl Woven Nylon Band): Up to $95 *
*Price with promo code APPLEINSIDER10.

MyPhones Unlimited



My Phones Unlimited iPhone Trade In



A relatively new addition to our Apple trade-in guide, MyPhones Unlimited offers competitive prices for iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple watches. Like Gazelle and BuyBackWorld, MyPhones Unlimited provides customers with shipping supplies and prepaid postage. And for ease of use, there aren't multiple conditions that affect the net payout. As long as your device is fully functioning with no cracks, the device is categorized as "good" with the highest cash payout. Once MyPhones Unlimited receives your trade-in (quotes are good for 14 days), payment is issued via check with a majority of customers receiving the money within 10 business days of mailing in the device. By keeping margins low and refurbishing everything in house, MyPhones Unlimited is able to offer some of the best trade-in prices on Apple products.

It also pays to be an AppleInsider reader, because MyPhones Unlimited is offering AI users a $20 cash bonus on all trade-ins with coupon code appleinsider. Simply begin the quote process and enter the coupon code during checkout (please note, the code is case sensitive). On the confirmation page, you should see +$20.00 under the price in green (see below).

Apple iPhone X trade in value with coupon code



$20 bonus on iPhone trade-ins
iPhone X: Up to $510 *
iPhone 8 Plus: Up to $385 *
iPhone 8: Up to $340 *
iPhone 7 Plus: Up to $280 *
iPhone 7: Up to $210 *
iPhone 6s Plus: Up to $160 *
iPhone 6s: Up to $115 *
iPhone 6 Plus: Up to $110 *
iPhone 6: Up to $90 *
iPhone SE: Up to $75 *
iPhone 5s: Up to $55 *
*Price with coupon code appleinsider. Code is case sensitive.

$20 bonus on iPad trade-ins
12.9" iPad Pro: Up to $430 *
10.5" iPad Pro: Up to $360 *
9.7" iPad Pro: Up to $245 *
iPad mini 4: Up to $130 *
iPad mini 3: Up to $115 *
iPad mini 2: Up to $70 *
iPad Air 2: Up to $155 *
iPad Air: Up to $100 *
iPad 4: Up to $70 *
*Price with coupon code appleinsider. Code is case sensitive.

$20 bonus on Apple Watch trade-ins
38mm Apple Watch Sport Series 0: Up to $30 *
42mm Apple Watch Sport Series 0: Up to $40 *
38mm Apple Watch Series 0: Up to $40 *
42mm Apple Watch Series 0: Up to $60 *
38mm Apple Watch Series 1: Up to $55 *
42mm Apple Watch Series 1: Up to $70 *
38mm Apple Watch Nike+ Series 2: Up to $75 *
42mm Apple Watch Nike+ Series 2: Up to $95 *
38mm Apple Watch Stainless Series 2: Up to $85 *
42mm Apple Watch Stainless Series 2: Up to $105 *
38mm Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (Aluminum): Up to $90 *
42mm Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (Aluminum): Up to $110 *
38mm Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular (Aluminum): Up to $110 *
42mm Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular (Aluminum): Up to $130 *
38mm Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (Stainless): Up to $120 *
42mm Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (Stainless): Up to $140 *
38mm Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular (Stainless): Up to $150 *
42mm Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular (Stainless): Up to $170 *
*Price with coupon code appleinsider. Code is case sensitive.

$20 bonus on Mac trade-ins
2017 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: Up to $1,020 *
2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: Up to $820 *
2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: Up to $820 *
2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: Up to $620 *
2015 13" MacBook Air: Up to $320 *
2016 12" MacBook: Up to $470 *
2015 12" MacBook: Up to $370 *
*Price with coupon code appleinsider. Code is case sensitive.

Additional Apple Deals



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AppleInsider and Apple authorized resellers are also running a handful of additional exclusive promotions this month on Apple hardware that will not only deliver the lowest prices on many of the items, but also throw in discounts on AppleCare, software and accessories. These deals are as follows: