It’s Earth Day 2020, and that means there’s pretty much no better day than today to think about how your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or other Apple device will affect the planet. Whether it’s an old iPhone 5 sitting in a drawer that you want to recycle, or a relatively new Apple Watch that you’d like to sell to upgrade to the latest model, we can help you make sure your old devices end up in the right hands.

As it happens, Earth Day also serves as a unique opportunity to support 9to5Mac. We’ve partnered with MyPhones Unlimited for our very own iPhone/iPad/MacBook/Apple Watch trade in & recycling portal, where you can find great trade in values for your old devices with none of the hassle of selling them yourself on an online auction site. And unlike some programs, you’ll get cash.

Today only, you can get an additional $10 for your trades with 9to5Mac/MyPhones by using code earthday. If you have something they can’t purchase, they’ll also recycle for free.

There are many other ways you can make sure your iPhone and other Apple devices are properly recycled or reused. For newer devices, Apple Trade In is certainly a popular option, and you might have no problem at all with an Apple Store gift card. Other sites like Gazelle and Decluttr, or even your cellular carrier (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint all have trade in programs) might be worth checking out as well.

Best iPhone trade-in deals for April 2020

How much is your iPhone 5 – 6S/Plus worth?

How much is your iPhone 7 worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $70 cash (32GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $80 cash (128GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Apple Trade-In: Up to $120 Apple Gift Card (any capacity, unlocked, good)
  • Gazelle: $74 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Gazelle: $82 cash (256GB, unlocked, good)

How much is your iPhone 7 Plus worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $80 cash (32GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $90 cash (128GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Apple Trade-In: Up to $150 Apple Gift Card (any capacity, unlocked, good)
  • Gazelle: $74 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Gazelle: $82 cash (256GB, unlocked, good)

How much is your iPhone 8 worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $120 cash (64GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $140 cash (256GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Apple Trade-In: $140 Apple Gift Card (any capacity, unlocked, good)
  • Gazelle: $189 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Gazelle: $199 cash (256GB, unlocked, good)

How much is your iPhone 8 Plus worth?

How much is your iPhone X worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $200 cash (64GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $240 cash (256GB, unlocked, good) (Support the site!)
  • Gazelle: $203 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Apple Trade-In: $320 Apple Gift Card (any capacity, unlocked, good)
  • Best Buy: $230 (64GB, carrier model, good)

Older iPhone and Apple devices can be dropped off at Best Buy, Staples, and Apple Stores for free recycling if you just want to ensure minimal environmental impact.

For a more comprehensive look at all the options available for trading in your devices, be sure to check out one of our guides:

And of course there’s good old-fashioned selling on the open market. You can of course list your device on eBay — the longtime largest of auction sites. But other sites like Swappa offer a great alternative. It’s a site dedicated to the selling and buying of lightly used electronics, and you can sell your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or other Apple device there with relatively low fees. Both of these options obviously lack the convenience of one-click selling like you can find at the dedicated trade in sites, however.

Apple itself is celebrating Earth Day too with several helpful featured stories on the App Store including “Lend a Hand from Home,” “Reconnect with Nature,” “Explore the Deep Blue Sea”, and more. Apple’s Lisa Jackson is also appearing alongside the Pope and more for Earth Day Live.

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