Previously, the only way to immediately receive a credit to use against new purchases was to visit a physical Apple Store. Using Apple’s trade-in program online required shipping your device and waiting for an Apple gift card or debit card. Now, Apple has updated its website to indicate that a credit for trading in an old device can be used right away when buying a new one online.
Now customers will see the GiveBack prompt on the “buy” page for all products. If the online form is used, only a couple of questions and a serial number are required in order to complete your trade-in estimate. The newest devices accepted for Apple’s GiveBack program are the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.