Apple now offers instant credit toward new devices when trading in online

Apple has updated its GiveBack program, allowing customers to trade in old devices to offset the cost of purchasing a new one even when buying online, as spotted by 9to5Mac.

Previously, the only way to immediately receive a credit to use against new purchases was to visit a physical Apple Store. Using Apple’s trade-in program online required shipping your device and waiting for an Apple gift card or debit card. Now, Apple has updated its website to indicate that a credit for trading in an old device can be used right away when buying a new one online.


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Now customers will see the GiveBack prompt on the “buy” page for all products. If the online form is used, only a couple of questions and a serial number are required in order to complete your trade-in estimate. The newest devices accepted for Apple’s GiveBack program are the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.


Apple GiveBack program

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Apple adds improved Windows Migration Utility to macOS Mojave

Apple’s upcoming macOS Mojave release will have an improved data migration tool that will let Windows users transfer app accounts, contacts, documents, emails, and other third-party app data when moving from a PC to a Mac. First spotted by someone on Twitter and later noted by 9to5Mac, the new feature is part of the existing Migration Utility tool, which could already move some data from a Windows PC to a new Mac. Now, however, the tool will let you transfer data from third-party applications like Microsoft Outlook.

As 9to5Mac points out, previous versions of Migration Utility, as well as the Setup Assistant tool, could move mostly local data like documents. But the macOS Mojave 10.14 beta 6 indicates that it can directly transfer whole accounts alongside account data from the Windows to Mac versions of programs like Outlook.

It should be noted that, as part of a macOS beta version, this is still a work-in-progress piece of software and probably shouldn’t be used to do sensitive data and file transfer between new and old computers. That said, Mojave should be out this fall with the typical launch of new Macs and iPhones, so it’s best to wait until the final version of the OS is available.