The cat’s out of the bag: the Apple event enthusiasts have been waiting for is finally here. The next generation of the iPhone was unveiled Wednesday, September 7th in San Francisco.
This highly anticipated announcement comes with its usual barrage of excitables; new hardware, more capabilities, and more opportunities for the cracked screeners and serial upgraders to trade up and cash in on the good news.
But this news also presents people with a whole new decision to make: should I trade in my iPhone for the latest and greatest? And if so, when is the best time to trade it in?
Trade now or forever hold your piece.
If you’re planning to upgrade to the new iPhone, and don’t want that to become a bank breaking decision, the short answer is that you should trade in your current model. iPhone 4’s, 5’s, and 6’s all maintain solid value and at Nextworth, we’ll even pay you for your broken phone.
Okay, but when should I trade?
The good news here is that history repeats itself. Every year, right before the iPhone is announced, trade-in prices for old models hit their all-time high. If you plan to run out and get the iPhone straight away, this is the absolute best time to trade.
Typically, the new iPhone is available in stores 2 weeks after it is announced. So, let’s assume you could head online or out to your local Apple store to pick one up on September 16th.
Here’s what you need to do and when you need to do it:
So if you’re reading this and frantically checking your iCal through your comically cracked phone screen - don’t panic! You’ve still got time to maximize your trade-in, but the sooner, the better. And, NextWorth always gives you 30 full days to send in your phone after you’ve locked in your price. You heard us right: NextWorth allows you to lock in your price quote for 30 whole days.
Easy as 1, 2, 3
Now that we’ve got you all atwitter about your the future of your phone, you might be wondering where to start. Let us break it down for you (or you can go to our How It Works page if that’s more your speed):
The iPhone announcement happened - what are you waiting for?