“The busy holiday-shopping season is also a busy time for trade-ins, and there’s no hotter commodity than the iPhone,” Wilson Rothman reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“A glance at four popular destinations for trade-ins shows a broad swing in how much money you can get for an iPhone,” Rothman reports. “It depends on how old your phone is but also what carrier it is on, and whether you want cash or credit.”
“By tracking the past four generations of 16 gigabyte iPhones, it’s clear that while the iPhone 4 and 4S haven’t really retained much value, Verizon models suffer far more than those from AT&T, whose GSM network standard is more widely adopted overseas,” Rothman reports. “That big value swing isn’t the case with later models, though: The iPhone 5 and 5S, which have broader compatibility across carriers, are about equal in value.”
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