Apple is now making it easier for customers to recycle their old iPhones and get new ones with its new in-store iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program according to a recent announcement.
The program, which began in stores across the U.S. on August 30, allows iPhone users — with a valid iPhone contract — to trade in their used phone (as long as it is in working condition) for store credit, which can be used towards the purchase of a new one.
The announcement of Apple's recycling program comes just before the release of the new iPhone 5S, which will have a fingerprint reader, faster processor and will be available in a new gold color, according to the company. The new phone is expected to be unveiled on Sept. 10, according to the Daily Mail.
Apple’s recycling program began just as Sprint announced its record-setting week of recycling mobile phones, which was officially recognized by Guinness World Records earlier this week.