Even if you have been living under a rock for the past few days, chances are that rock will’ve told you about the new iPhones in town. We imagine there are more than a fair few of you chomping at the bit for them, too, so it’s our duty to remind you that preorder day has arrived. And, assuming the new handsets will be relatively popular, you’ll want to consider your options if you’re determined to get in on the first batch.
Whether it’s the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus you’re after, basically every carrier and reseller under Sol is ready to supply you with one right now — or give you an IOU for September 19th, at least. If you want to keep it simple and buy a phone outright, you might want to head straight to Apple’s online store and stake your claim (you can also reserve one for in-store pick-up here). If you prefer your carrier alliances, however, then of course you’ve got your pick of the big four.
The CEO of Apple stood on a stage here Tuesday in front of a crowd of journalists, analysts, Apple employees and a handful of celebrities and made a bold proclamation.
“Today, we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone,” Tim Cook said.
Technically, he’s right. Apple unveiled two new iPhones on Tuesday: The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus, as it’s called, has a whopping 5.5-inch screen.
All signs say Apple will introduce the iPhone 6 next week and start selling it by the end of the month. If you want to sell an old iPhone, the time is now.
You can get a great return on your device by selling through EBay or Craigslist, but if you don’t want to deal with strangers and would rather use an automated system, there are several websites you can use. Some services accept any kind of iPhone, but if you’re selling an iPhone 5, 5c or 5s in good condition, there’s a chance you could get enough money to cover the purchase of an iPhone 6 (the base price is typically $199 with a two-year phone service contract). Here’s where to go:
The safe route: Apple has a device recycling program that can get iPhone 5 owners as much as $225 in an Apple gift card for devices that are in good condition, according to prices quoted Tuesday. The quote is based mainly on the phone’s condition.
After sending your phone, it is evaluated to determine the final value, which should be the same as what was quoted to you if you answered honestly. Afterward, the gift card will be sent to you via email.