updated 09:14 am EDT, Mon June 30, 2014
Program could reach Australia as soon as this week
Apple's official iPhone trade-in program has been expanded into Italy, reports say. While the company's local retail webpages have yet to make reference, the program is being advertised within the Apple Store iPhone app. During a trade-in, people can use an older iPhone -- going as far back as the 3G -- as credit toward the purchase of any current model.
A source meanwhile claims that Apple has been training Australian retail workers on the program, and could be ready to launch there as soon as this week. iPhone trade-ins are still limited to a relatively small group of countries, including the US, Canada, Spain, Germany, France, and the UK. iPad trade-ins are also available in those regions, but Apple isn't advertising the option in Italy yet.