Apple just increased the maximum amount you can get for trading in your old iPhone

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  • Apple updated its trade-in prices for several old models of the iPhone, including the iPhone 11.
  • For an iPhone 11 Pro Max in good condition, a consumer can get $515, up from $500, MacRumors said.
  • Apple released four new versions of its iPhone 12 last October.
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Apple has upped the ante for consumers who trade in their old iPhones for a new one, MacRumors first reported.

The maximum trade-in value for a used iPhone 11 Pro Max in good condition is now $515, according to Apple, an increase of $15, MacRumors said. Meanwhile the iPhone 11 Pro increased just $5 to $465, and the iPhone 11 rose $20 to $380, MacRumors said.

The maximum trade-in value for the iPhone 6s, a more than 5-year-old model, rose $5 to $65.

To trade-in a phone, consumers must answer questions about the model, condition, and storage on the old phone before getting an estimate and receiving an Apple gift card or cash. Apple last updated its trade-in prices in December, MacRumors said.

Apple did not immediately reply for Insider’s request for comment. The full list of maximum trade-in values for old iPhones can be found on the company’s website.

Read more: Apple just launched a new camera feature for the iPhone 12 Pro that could change the way we think about smartphone photography

Apple released four models of its new iPhone 12 last October: the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. They range in price from $699 to $1,099, and each supports 5G.

Insider’s Lisa Eadicicco called the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro a “step up from their predecessors” because of the refreshed design and upgraded camera that can see in the dark as well as shoot RAW images.

With the release of the new phones, Apple discontinued four others, including the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, which were released in 2019. It also sent the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which were released alongside the iPhone X in 2017, to the graveyard.

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Apple is offering free fixes for some iPhone 11s with faulty touch screens

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  • Apple announced a new free repair program for iPhone 11s with faulty touchscreens on Friday.
  • The company found a small number of phones made between November 2019 and May 2020 have a problem with their screens becoming unresponsive to touch.
  • The free repair scheme only applies to the iPhone 11, not the iPhone 11 Pro, and to find out if they’re eligible customers have to input their device’s serial number.
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Apple is offering a free fix on a batch of iPhone 11 models that have a habit of developing faulty, unresponsive touch screens.

The company announced its new free repair program on Friday, which applies to a batch of the phones which were manufactured between November 2019 and May 2020.

Apple said the phones’ screens have a tendency of ceasing to respond to touch. It added that the problem only affects a “small percentage” of the devices produced during that period. 

The free repair also doesn’t apply to iPhone 11 Pro models. To check if they’re eligible for the free fix, iPhone owners have to input their device’s serial number into the repair program page. Apple also said if an iPhone owner finds their phone was eligible, but they already paid to have it fixed, they can apply for a refund.

Apple frequently launches free repair or replacement programs if it finds a fault in one of its products. In November, it replaced AirPods Pro earphones for free if they developed a crackle.

The iPhone 11 was released in September 2019, and since then, Apple has brought out its newest iPhone 12 model in October 2020.

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