“At Apple’s annual event on Wednesday, the media, analysts and consumers will be expecting news on the iPhone, which remains the company’s biggest gadget nearly a decade after its launch,” Quentin Fottrell reports for MarketWatch. “If the company unveils a new version of the iPhone, as expected, millions of Apple fans will ask: ‘Will it be worth selling my old iPhone for the latest model?’ The answer for many is ‘yes,’ even for those who bought an iPhone last year.”
“Once again, resale sites have reported a surge in trade-ins of old iPhones ahead of the announcement,” Fottrell reports. “Though prices offered for trade-ins will start dropping during and after the big day, consumers can still lock in high enough prices to break even — or earn a profit — by trading in their old gadget and upgrading to a new phone.”
“Resale site NextWorth is buying a 16-gigabyte iPhone 6 in excellent condition for $350 and 16GB iPhone 6 Plus for $385; it will buy a 2013 edition iPhone 5S for $178, slightly less than the price of a new iPhone. Resale site Gazelle will offer up to $206 for a 16GB iPhone 5S, says Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer at Gazelle; Gazelle will match the price in cash (plus $1) to the credit offered by Apple or your old carrier on old devices,” Fottrell reports. “A 16GB Verizon iPhone 5S in excellent condition is selling for $217 on Glyde.com, a peer-to-peer selling site, and a 16GB iPhone 6 is selling for $380 while a 16GB iPhone 6 Plus is going for $437.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Out with the old, in with the new!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]