iStore South Africa now offers PC trade-ins for MacBooks

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Trading in your old Apple hardware to knock a bit off the asking price of newly announced devices is nothing new when you head to a local iStore, but the retailer has announced a new trade in offer that might be of interest for those wanting to make the move from Windows to macOS.

This as iStore is launching a new PC Trade-In offer for those wanting to get the new M1-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Depending on the specification of the PC notebook you wish to trade in, you can get up to R11 900 off of one of the above MacBook devices.

As always with offers of this nature, there are a few caveats, such as trade ins currently being listed as available at the Sandton Drive, Eastgate, Woodlands and Clearwater Mall iStore locations. The reason why this is the case, is because the valuations are subject in-store valuations, so the price listed online may not be the same as the one you get quoted when you get to the iStore.

A screenshot of the new PC trade-in landing page.

Added to this, only PC notebooks running Intel silicon is being considered at this stage, with the lowest specification that will be accepted being a Celeron, 512GB HDD, 4GB RAM, 15″ running Windows 10 Home. The highest specification currently being accepted is a 10th Gen Intel i7 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM Touchscreen running Windows 10 Home.

On top of this, all PC notebooks must have a working original charger to be eligible for trade in, but this is fairly common practice for such offers.

Whether local consumers go for the offer remains to be seen, but given how pricey Apple hardware normally is, being able to trade-in a non-Apple product does look intriguing.

It should lastly be noted that no date has been listed at the time of writing on how long this offer is being made available by iStore South Africa.

Robin-Leigh Chetty

Robin-Leigh Chetty

When he's not reviewing the latest smartphones, Robin-Leigh is writing about everything tech-related from IoT and smart cities, to 5G and cloud computing. He's also a keen photographer and dabbles in console games.