We iPad users in the UK have long been able to send off our iTablets for cash via the official Apple site, but you’ll now be able to get a spot of face-to-face lovin’, which, let’s face it, is the best kind of lovin’.
Yes, the Apple iPad trade-in programme, formerly exclusively found online, is now expanding to stores, so you’ll be able to ask some guy or gal in a blue t-shirt how many bucks you can get for your old tablet.
Apple isn’t exactly making a huge song and dance about the whole thing, but the news is relayed by 9to5mac, with the Californians seemingly amending their sites in several countries to reflect the changes.
Specifically, the words we’ve been longing to hear are: “Bring us your old iPhone or iPad and get a discount to buy a new one.”
Credit will be offered depending on the condition of your iPad, and being able to discuss it with someone face-to-face is obviously significantly more appealing than sending it off through the website and hoping for the best.
Incidentally, the criteria through the web-based programme includes “Is there any damage to the display?” “Could your iPad be liquid damaged?” and “Does the iPad work properly?”
Bonus bucks are awarded for removing all content and settings and including the power cord, while engravings and scratches are understandably frowned upon.
As with the web programme, Apple is accepting anything from the iPad 2 and beyond, though you can’t trade in your current-gen iPad Air or iPad mini 2.