With September right around the corner, we’re just a few short weeks away from Apple introducing the iPhone 7. While nothing is official quite yet, rumor has it that Apple will be holding a special media event on Wednesday, September 7 where it will introduce the highly anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Though the iPhone 7 may not introduce any game-changing new features — aside from marked improvements in camera quality — there’s a good chance that the iPhone 7 will still manage to break all previous iPhone sales records. The reason? The current pool of iPhone users looking to upgrade is larger than it’s ever been before.
If you’re an existing iPhone owner interested in the iPhone 7, you’ll naturally want to know how to squeeze the most amount of money out of your current device before upgrading to Apple’s latest and greatest. Whether you’re aiming to sell your device or trade it in for credit, there are certainly no shortage of options worth exploring these days.
Providing some clarity to what can often be a confusing matrix of options, CNET recently put together a comprehensive outline detailing how users can get rid of their existing iPhone so that they can get Apple’s next-gen smartphone for as cheap as possible.
While some options may not be all that surprising (i.e selling it on Craigslist or eBay), the outline has a solid rundown of iPhone sale and trade-in options you might not be aware of. Apple of course has an attractive trade-in program where an iPhone 6 in good working condition can yield as much as $225 in trade-in credit. An even better trade-in deal, though, can be found at Best Buy where users can receive substantial in-store credit for iPhone 6 and 6s models.
- Phone 6: Up to $301
- iPhone 6 Plus: Up to $364
- iPhone 6S: Up to $383
- iPhone 6S Plus: Up to $465
If you’re looking to sell your device for straight cash, Gazelle may be the big name you recognize, but CNET notes that you can potentially get more cash back if you go through a company called Nextworth.
So whether you’re an iPhone 6 or 6s owner, or even if you’re still rocking an iPhone 5s, make sure to hit the source link below for the full run down on your sale and trade-in options.
Before you sell or giveaway your iPhone? What do you with the data on your iPhone, factory reset? Well, the question is, did factory set really erase your data?
Currently the deleted data can be easily retrieved by some 3rd party iPhone data recovery software. To ensure your personal information will not be leaked, you would need a data destroyer to do that. iMyfone Umate Pro (available for Windows and Mac) is a great tool to erase your data completely and permanently.