Apple criticized for ridiculously low Mac trade-in values (which I can confirm)

As noted by MacRumors, Apple is being criticized for offering poor Mac trade-in values following this week’s launch of new MacBook Pro and Mac mini models.

MKBHD researcher David Imel tweeted that Apple offers just $970 in trade-in credit for a Mac Pro configuration that it still sells for $52,199. The viral tweet caused an uproar among Twitter users towards Apple’s trade-in program: “That’s a slap in the face,” said one user. “Apple trade-ins have always been boo boo. I’m surprised you thought you would get even 1/5 of the price,” another one said.

What’s more, a 16-ich MacBook Pro M1 Max (10-core CPU and 24-Core GPU, 4TB drive) has a ridiculously low Apple trade-in value of US$540. And it’s a $3,400-plus configuration.

From personal experience, I know that the tech giant stiffs users on trade-in values. As an experiment, Apple offered me $520 for a 24-inch iMac, whereas Cash4Mac would pay $720 for the same all-in-all.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.