It’s almost here: Apple’s new iPhone, expected to be unveiled September 10.
But for the first time ever, it may not be greeted by howls of excitement and big crowds when the doors open at the Apple store.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET’s Marguerite Reardon offers advice on getting the best price for your old iPhone. And for those looking for a used iPhone, she also offers a few tips to make sure you don’t get scammed.
With an Apple announcement expected in the coming weeks, iPhone season is upon us once again. And that means that anxious Apple fans are plotting their best options for selling their old devices to buy the new one.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, I offer some advice to a reader about the best time to sell an old iPhone to get the best trade-in value or price from an individual buyer. But not everyone is in the market for the brand-new iPhone.
Some savvy wireless customers see the launch of a new iPhone as an opportunity to get a bargain on older models of iPhones. And as people resell their used devices, there are also deals to be had on the used-iPhone market. And, alas, there are scammers out there as well. So in this edition of Ask Maggie, I also offer some tips on buying a used iPhone.
Apple iPhone 5C rumors seems to have reached a critical mass. Several analysts now predict the unveiling of a $300 (or less) iPhone 5C on Sept. 10. But Apple has not confirmed.
is reportedly working on a budget handset called the iPhone 5C, which will retail for far less than the flagship device.
Before we go any further, it may be worth noting that these kinds of rumors have been swirling for years, with little result. (Consider that way back in the fall of 2011, analysts were eagerly hashing over the impact a cheapermight have on the China market.) The reason is simple: the iPhone has always been positioned as a luxury device, and Apple has historically seemed unwilling to dilute the brand with a stripped-down smartphone.