In late November, Apple increased in the United States the amount paid for old iPhones in exchange for new ones, within its program GiveBack. For a limited time, anyone who gives an old entry device when purchasing an iPhone XS, XS Max or XR will earn a larger discount than normal.
In recent days, probably in yet another attempt to stimulate sales of new iPhones this holiday season, Apple has expanded this promotion of trade-in for several countries: Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Spain, France, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Macau, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.
The value of the discounts varies a lot, of course, but we can mention some examples. In the UK, the iPhone XR can be purchased from 499 and the XS, for 749 in both cases, giving an entry-level iPhone 7 Plus. In Canada, they start from Can $ 649 and Can $ 999, respectively.
In some countries (not all, you know why), there is an indication that these special trade-in will be valid until January 31 (although Apple's current fiscal quarter will end in a week).
Unfortunately, Brazil (nor any other Latin American country) and Portugal entered the promotion.