Users who don’t know what to do with old iPhones and iPads can now trade them in for Apple gift cards as part of the company’s changes to its electronics recycling program. Additionally, Apple says it will now accept computers or displays from any manufacturer for free recycling, even if you’re not buying a new Mac to replace your old junk.
Apple’s recycling program has gone through many changes over the last several years, but the current version was essentially birthed in 2005. At that time, the company announced that customers who brought an old iPod to an Apple retail store would receive a 10 percent discount on the purchase of a new iPod.
I’ve even still got the original boxes for many of my old Macs. And I’ll have to go through my stack of Mac OS intall disks but I could make enough to buy an iPad 2 or two.