“How excited are people for the new iPhone that Apple is expected to announce later today? Judging from the number of old iPhones that gadget resellers are receiving, people are very, very excited — and ready to buy whatever is unveiled this afternoon,” Elizabeth Woyke reports for Forbes.
“Companies such as BuyMyTronics and Gazelle, which buy and sell used electronics, are a key barometer of the anticipation surrounding a new gadget launch. The firms typically receive an influx of gadgets prior to and immediately following major announcements,” Woyke reports. “Gadget resellers say this latest iPhone, commonly called iPhone 5, is prompting far more trade-ins than previous phone launches, including prior iPhone introductions. BuyMyTronics believes it may see five times the number of old iPhone trade-ins for the iPhone 5 as the iPhone 4, which was announced in June 2010.”
Woyke reports, “Gazelle is also seeing a ramp in submissions of Google Android and BlackBerry phones. Communications Director Kristina Kennedy says Gazelle has received 102% more Android phones over the past two weeks than it usually does and a 49% increase in BlackBerry phones… Indeed, Kennedy says, ‘…we believe rumors of a multi-carrier iPhone is driving high volumes of Android and BlackBerry trades.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Have any brave souls already traded in their iPhone 4 units already, prior to Apple’s announcement(s)?