Apple starts providing gift cards for Apple Watch trade-ins, adds new Sport bands

Apple starts providing gift cards for Apple Watch trade-ins, adds new Sport bands

While Apple technically started accepting Apple Watch trade-ins last year, the company was just taking them for recycling without providing anything in return. Now the company has changed its recycling program to offer $50 to $175 on a gift card for the trades through a company named Brightstar, based on how functional it is and what model you have (size doesn’t seem to affect the payout at this point). Apple has also added new color options for the Apple Watch Sport band, now offering teal, orange and yellow options in its online store. [via 9to5Mac]