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You can now trade in your Android for an iPhone at Apple Stores

You can now trade in your Android for an iPhone at Apple Stores

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Are you tired of your Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone? Do you have iPhone envy? Then Apple has a deal for you!

You can now trade in your non-iPhone smartphone at an Apple Store for a credit toward a new iPhone. Previously, Apple only accepted iPhones as trade-ins.

Only "select" phones are available for the deal, and you can only get a credit for if you show up at an Apple Store. Online, you can still only swap old iPhones for a credit.

At an Apple Store, you can use your Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone to get a credit for an iPhone 5C, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. (If you want an Apple Watch, you're out of luck — you'll have to pay full price.)

It's not clear how much Apple will be offering for the smartphones. Apple Store employees will determine how much your phone is worth.

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Regardless, don't expect to collect as much for your old non-Apple smartphone as you would get for an old iPhone: There is significantly higher demand for recycled iPhones, so Apple's smartphones hold onto their value much longer than non-iPhones.

And trader beware: Though the Apple Store might be a convenient way to make the switch, Apple likely won't offer the best deal.

Apple charges $85 for a two-year old, unlocked 16 GB iPhone 5. But you can get up to $130 for the same phone on Gazelle, Amazon or another of other companies that recycle phones.

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