iPad Pro Preview: 7 iPad Trade-In Programs

iPad Trade-Ins

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet is available to order online Wednesday, according to the Cupertino, Calif.-based company. Apple's new tablet also will arrive in Apple Stores and be available through Apple Authorized Resellers later in the week.

The iPad Pro features a full-size software keyboard so users can type right on the screen, in addition to a $169 Smart Keyboard, a new enhanced keyboard accessory. The tablet will run from $799 for the 32-GB version to $1,079 for the 128-GB version.

As the release of the iPad Pro nears, more companies are opening up trade-in programs for users who want to hand over their older iPads, including the iPad Air and iPad mini. Following are seven trade-in programs to check out for those considering replacing their old tablets for a brand-new iPad Pro.

1. Apple Store

Apple has its own trade-in program for iPads, as well as smartphones and Macs. On Apple's website, users can get an estimate for their iPads and then ship their devices to the company and receive an Apple Store gift card in return.

Apple will take most models of its tablets, including models from the iPad Air line, iPad mini line, and the iPad 2, 3 and 4.

For a Wi-Fi connected 16-GB iPad Air 2 in good condition, for example, individuals can get $225 in Apple Store credit.

2. Walmart

Walmart's trade-in program extends beyond iPads to smartphones, MP3 players and other devices from companies including Microsoft, Samsung and Amazon.

However, the company does take certain iPad models, including the iPad 2, iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad 4, both with Wi-Fi and 4G capabilities. Walmart offers up to $200 in in-store credit in exchange for Apple's devices. For instance, users can get up to $181 in in-store credit for a 16-GB iPad Air 2 in working condition.

3. Best Buy

As part of its trade-in program, Best Buy accepts various iPad models such as iPad Air models, iPad mini models and iPad models up to the fourth generation. The company also accepts the iPad mini with Retina display.

For a 16-GB iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi capabilities in "good" condition, Best Buy offers up to $183 in the form of an E-Gift Card. Users can bring their trade-in items to a nearby Best Buy store or mail in their orders to receive the gift card.

4. Gazelle

Gazelle offers cash for iPads up to the fourth generation, iPad mini models, and iPad Air models up to the third generation. Customers can get an estimate for their iPad models on Gazelle's website and will be reimbursed with a payment through a check, Amazon gift card or PayPal.

For an unlocked 16-GB iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi capabilities and in good condition, Gazelle will offer up to $205 with a price-lock guarantee of up to 30 days.

5. NextWorth

NextWorth, a device trade-in company, offers trade-in programs for Apple iPhones, iPods, wearables and portable speakers on top of iPads. The company offers checks, gift cards or PayPal payments in return for iPads, iPad minis and iPad Airs.

For a 16-GB iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi capabilities and in working condition, customers can get up to $194 back in check form, gift card form or through PayPal with a price-lock guarantee of 30 days.

6. Amazon

Amazon's trade-in program for tablets allows users to hand in their iPads and receive an Amazon gift card in return with a price-lock guarantee of seven days.

Through Amazon's trade-in program, customers can hand in their iPad mini models, iPad Air models and iPad generational models in exchange for Amazon credit. For a 16-GB iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi capabilities that is in good condition, consumers can get up to $256 in the form of an Amazon gift card.

7. Glyde

With Glyde, users can list their items for sale, get pre-stamped packaging to ship their tablets to the company, and get reimbursed through a check, bitcoins, or a deposit that goes directly into their bank account.

In addition to smartphones and other devices, Glyde offers trade-in reimbursement for iPad Air models, iPad mini models, and all four generations of the iPad.

For a 16-GB iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi capabilities, in good condition, and including the charger, users can get around $272.